Northern Ontario School of Medicine Establishes Cross-Border Project – KiSS 99.3 Timmins

April 20, 2018

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) and University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth (UMMSD) have established a cross-border program to improve the health and educational opportunities of First Nations, Métis and Native Americans in Northern Ontario and Northern Minnesota.

The program will provide an exchange among cross-border experts in Indigenous health profession programs and ideas on mentorship programs for undergraduate and postgraduate learners including students, residents and faculty, as well as compare models for health research with Indigenous communities and examine each school’s ties to and relationships with Indigenous communities.

Leaders, faculty, staff and community stakeholders from UMMSD and NOSM will meet in Thunder Bay today to discuss the project and Indigenous health as it relates to their respective institutions.

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