|Faculty:||Northern Ontario School of Medicine
|Description:||Born of a grassroots movement by Northern Ontarians in need of health professionals, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is a unique medical school. No other Canadian medical school is a joint initiative between two universities; in this case, Lakehead University in Thunder Bay and Laurentian University in Sudbury.
The first medical school in Canada with a social accountability mandate, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine has become a world-recognized leader in the field of health professional education. Its unique model of distributed, community-engaged medical education and research is producing highly sought-after physicians, residents, physician assistants, dietitians, and other health-care professionals. No other Canadian medical school provides training across a geographic expanse of 800,000 square kilometres. Rather than taking an off-the-shelf approach to delivering health professional programs modelled after traditional methods, NOSM has developed novel education strategies to meet the needs of Northern Ontarians.