How NOSM is inspiring other universities to develop progressive medical education

October 20, 2021
In a new editorial for University Affairs, Diane Peters describes how the Northern Ontario School of Medicine has developed into an independent institution with a progressive view on medical education and how this view is inspiring the development of other medical schools. Peters describes how NOSM’s student training is embedded with social accountability, prioritizes community-based training through placing students in communities, and strives to meet community needs by attracting local students with the hope that they will fill general practitioner positions in underserved regions. “Developing the best health professional workforce is less about the university setting and more based in clinical practice,” said NOSM President Sarita Verma. Peters says that other institutions that are planning to launch medical schools, such as Ryerson University, York University, and Simon Fraser University, are drawing inspiration from NOSM. University Affairs (National)