(Monday, December 15, 2003) What will happen between now and September 2005 at the Northern Ontario Medical School (NOMS)? To find out, tune into the NOMS December webcast symposium "Anticipating 2005 - An Update on the Northern Ontario Medical School" on Thursday, December 18 at 12 p.m. at Lakehead University and webcast at www.normed.ca.
NOMS has been hosting regular monthly webcast symposia covering topics of interest to health professionals, educators, potential students, and Northern Ontario communities. "Anticipating 2005 - An Update on the Northern Ontario Medical School" is designed to inform the public about the progress and opportunities at the School. The panel will be chaired by Dr. Roger Strasser, NOMS Founding Dean, and will include Dr. Chris Winckel, leader of the team developing the school's curriculum; Dr. Jill Konkin, Associate Dean Admissions and Student Affairs; and three division heads: Dr. Tim Zmijowskyj - clinical sciences, Dr. Todd Dufresne - human sciences, and Dr. Garry Ferroni - medical sciences.
At the symposium, the admissions and selection process will be outlined, the MD program will be explained, and the opportunities for faculty in the months ahead will be highlighted. Dr. Strasser is currently leading the team through accreditation of the MD program to an anticipated opening of the school in the fall of 2005.
The webcast is distributed to health professionals at NORTHNetwork sites throughout the region. Individual viewers may tune in the webcast, by going to www.normed.ca. Please visit the website ahead of time for setup details.
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Linda C. Ashby ABC, Director of Communications
Northern Ontario Medical School 807.343-8992