Twelve contributors highlight the various aspects of the school's development and the unique opportunities it offers. The first new medical school in Canada in over thirty years, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine provides a blueprint for those interested in an innovative approach to medical education. This collection provides a fascinating and detailed account of the challenges and rewards faced by those who insisted on creating a patient-centered, community-based, and culturally sensitive learning environment for the physicians of tomorrow.
Geoffrey Tesson is a sociologist, rural health researcher, and former senior academic administrator who worked on the implementation of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Preface; Chronology; Acronyms; part one: the context; 1 For the North, by the North, in the North; From Dream to Reality; Geoffrey Tesson and John Whitfield; 2 A New Medical School in the Big Picture: Setting the Scene; Raymond Pong; 3 Learning Medicine in Rural and Remote Community; Settings; Roger Strasser; 4 The Rural Physician and Medical Education; John Mulloy; part two: the content; 5 Designing an Admissions Process for the Northern Ontario; School of Medicine; Jill Konkin; 6 Building a New Curriculum; Joel Lanphearvi; 7 The Students; Geoffrey Tesson, Hoi Cheu, and Ray Pong; 8 Governance and 0rganization; Arnie Aberman and Dorothy Wright; part three: the lessons: the role; of community-based medical education; in solving rural underservicing; 9 The Northern Ontario School of Medicine and Social; Accountability; Geoffrey Hudson and Dan Hunt; 10 Beyond nosm: Lessons for Others; Geoffrey Tesson and Roger Strasser References; Index