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Addictions interest group. Addiction Statistics. 47,000 Canadian deaths are linked to substance abuse annually Arrest rate in Thunder Bay for intoxicated persons is 2,608/100,000 (the highest in all of Ontario !) 42% of Ontario students have used an illicit substance in the last year - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • Addiction Statistics47,000 Canadian deaths are linked to substance abuse annuallyArrest rate in Thunder Bay for intoxicated persons is 2,608/100,000 (the highest in all of Ontario!) 42% of Ontario students have used an illicit substance in the last yearTop 4 used substances by Ontario students:Alcohol 58% (64% in Thunder Bay)Cannabis 25% (33% in Thunder Bay)Non-prescribed use of prescription pain relievers 17%Tobacco 11.7%

  • What do you know about Methadone treatment?Safe withdrawal?Counselling for smoking cessation?Street drug use?Special health concerns of IV drug users?Antabuse, Chantix, and other medications?Careers and research in addictions?

  • What Well DoProviding sensitive careScreening tools and advancesTreatment tools and resourcesEmerging researchBook recommendationsListen to speakers/leaders in the fieldAddictions from a patient perspective

    We welcome ideas from members!

  • Contact:Hillary Bohler: Logan McGinn:

  • Inspire a student. Support their growth. Change a life. Become a mentor.

  • What is Altitudes mission?To empower students from underrepresented populations to pursue a career in healthcare, by nurturing high quality mentoring relationships, and to help these students realize their potential as the next generation of bright, confident and compassionate healthcare professionals.

  • The ProgramGoal: help students, brimming with potential, reach a summit perceived to be insurmountable - a career in healthcare.

    1-on-1 mentorship:Mentors meet with mentees (in-person, Skype, or telephone)

    Team mentorship:Group mentorship sessions for mentors and mentees---Topics include Learning Styles & Strategies, Financial Aid, and Career Development

  • Interest Group MembersWe would like you involved in Altitude Healthcare Mentorship as: Outreach officers Social media contributorsJunior roles (Regional Director, Site Coordinator, Outreach Coordinator)--- First year students!

    Sessions open to everyone:Physician-lead sessionsTeam mentorship sessions

  • Questions?More Information?Altitude: Healthcare Mentoring


    Site Coordinator, Thunder

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  • GoalsExplore various types of disabilities (ie. cognitive, physical, and developmental)Understand the implications of set disabilities Learn how to care for patients with disabilitiesExamine current research in the fieldSupport the local disability community

  • Topics of DiscussionAutistic Spectrum DisordersCystic FibrosisMuscular DystrophyParaplegiaBrain injuryAnything else you are interested in exploring

  • Contact:West:Sean Bryan: East:Angela Coccimiglio:

  • GoalsProvide guest speakersNight in the ERFM +1 vs. PGY5 ER (February with LA)Host workshopsIV, ECG, Airway, SuturingGive exposure into Emergency MedicineRidealongs (air/land ambulance)Emergency Department tour (East)Rural SEEsAttend external ConferencesRural Emergency Med in Banff, ABFoster interest in ERPositively represent NOSM in the communityFind the adrenaline junkies in the class!

  • Upcoming eventsRidealongs with Superior EMS12 hour weekend night shift4 scheduled weekends between Oct-Dec2 students per shiftSIG/EMIG Suturing WorkshopNovemberFor more event information, join our Facebook Group!Search up NOSM EMIG

  • Caep mentorshipThe goal of the program is to pair medical students with emergency residents. The Mentor/Mentee relationship will serve to provide students with a resource for questions and guidance as they pursue their interest in Emergency Medicine. To participate in the program, please email the following information to Name Year University E-mail Address Specific areas of interest if applicable

  • Contact:West Campus (Kayla Berst, Campus (Zsolt Toth, Join our Facebook group (NOSM EMIG)!

  • Co-Presidents:East Campus Mel Patrie, Katy ShawWest Campus Krista Clark

  • About UsThe Family Medicine Interest Group is created for students who are interested in any aspect of family medicine.

    Our sessions will include:-Workshop on starting a practice-Guest speakers presentation about diverse options in family medicine -Rotational dinner with local family physicians

  • Get Involved:1st year representatives (East and West)2nd year representatives (East and West)Finance (East and West)Vice-president (West)

  • Contact:East:Mel Patrie: Katy Shaw: West:Krista Clark:

  • BackgroundThere has been a growing interest from all years of learners with regards to having more opportunities to practice speaking French and interacting with French speaking patients. The club will have a clinical focus and would rely on French speaking preceptors that have much experience in working with francophone patients.Specific cases will be discussed and club members will be able to gain a better understanding of the differences between office French and common spoken French, all while practicing their history taking and physical exam skills.

  • ObjectivesThe purposes and objectives of the FLCS are:To practice history taking skills in FrenchTo practice physical exam skills in FrenchTo learn about common French medical terminologyTo be given concrete examples or scenarios of language barriers that may arise in clinical practice

  • MembershipThe FLCS Interest Group is open to all learners, however the sessions will be offered in French.Most preceptors are bilingual and can clarify in English if need be.We will try to provide the sessions in parallel with the content of the current module (for either Yr 1 or Yr 2).

  • Contact:West:Amanda Richer: East:Patrick Legault:

  • GoalsTo foster awareness of geriatric health and wellness issuesTo improve knowledge of the multiple dimensions of geriatric careTo improve understanding of working with the geriatric population in the healthcare system

  • Why join?Canadian population demographics are shiftingIn 2005, seniors made up 13% of the Canadian population and this number is projected to increase to 25% by 2031 (StatsCan, 2010)Most of us will interact a lot with the geriatric population in practiceLimited time devoted to geriatric issues in schools curriculumKnowledge and understanding of geriatric care is as needed and as important as ever now!

  • Past EventsMovie and pizza lunchGuest speaker presentation and discussion on Careers in geriatricsGeriatric Skills Day:Interactive workshops & sessions on dysphagia, polypharmacy, gait assessment, dementia, etc. to hone your geriatric medicine skills.

  • Other InitiativesProvided additional geriatric resources for students (eg. osteoporosis resource which was helpful for MSK module)Provided updates on geriatric conferences

  • Contacts:East:Emily Yeung: Krista Whitney: Patricia Bouchard:

    West:Valerie Nicholls: Hillary Bohler: Dannica Switzer:

  • Events for 2012-2013World Aids Day (December)International Womens Day (March)Day of PinkVarious talks (maternal mortality, global issues in reproductive health, immigrant and refugee health)Letter writing campaignsRich man poor man dinnerJournal club/seminarsAnd much more!! Sign up for more details!

  • Types of Internal MedicineCardiologyClinical Immunology & AllergyClinical PharmacologyCritical Care MedicineEndocrinology & MetabolismGastroenterology

    Geriatric MedicineHematologyGeneral Internal MedicineInfectious DiseasesNephrologyOccupational MedicineMedical OncologyRespirologyRheumatology

  • Current ObjectivesFacilitate lectures/workshops with local (Sudbury/Thunder Bay) internal medicine specialists (video-conferenced).Expand membership.Develop awareness of IMIG among local physicians; encourage communication, networking.Steal other groups good ideas.Your input is most welcome!

  • Contact:Sabrina Badio:

  • Why Join?To read something other than a textbook and expand your knowledgeEnjoy relevant literature to your future profession and discuss it among your peersLimited exposure compared to other schools in medical literatureTo have fun and foster a culture of reading at NOSM

    The goal of our group is to learn about student, patient, and physician experiences through contemporary literature and foster communication and critical thinking through group discussion

  • Events PlannedOctober: Vote on Books to read November: Distribute book 1December/early January:Read book 1January:Discuss book 1Distribute book 2February/early MarchRead book 2Late MarchDiscuss Book 2

  • Contact:WEST:Valerie Nicholls ( Switzer ( Knight (

  • Disclaimer !We are not an official club of the NOSMSS and are only offered (for now) on the East Campus

  • What we doVolunteer at the Sudbury Mission on pre-determined dates from 5:15-8PMThis is a great opportunity to give back to the community!

  • Contact:Katy Shaw: katshaw@nosm.caMichela Febbraro: Ben Love:

  • Student OrganizingAnnual meetings:UPCOMING: St. Louis (Nov. 10-11, 2012)Previously in Baltimore & ChicagoRegional meetings:UPCOMING: Montreal (Mar 2013)Previously in Montreal & TorontoMedical school chapter