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More northern trained doctors are staying in north

More doctors who are being trained in the north are staying in the north. Nine Northern Ontario School of Medicine graduates started practising in the Sudbury area this year.

Chief of Staff and VP of Medical Affairs for Health Sciences North, Dr. Chris Bourdon, says recruitment is going well because of the partnership between the school and HSN. He says NOSM does a great job of attracting students on the academic side, while HSN provides the infrastructure as a hospital base to bring care to patients.

A total of 17 doctors started practising in Sudbury this year. 11 of those are specialists, five are family doctors and one is an ER physician.


Photo: From L to R (back row): Dr. Zaid Kamil, Surgical Pathology; Dr. Bojana Mitrovic, Surgical Pathology; Dr. Andreas Kumar, Cardiology; Dr. John Paul Harmon, Nephrology; Dr. Natalia Mischenko, Family Medicine; Dr. Jennifer Moore, Emergency Medicine; Dr. Mikael Levesque, Family Medicine.

From L to R (front row): Dr. Nisha Nigil Haroon, Endocrinology; Dr. Lacey Pitre, Medical Oncology; Dr. Kristen Van Diepen, Family Medicine; Dr. Steve Morris, Obstetrics/Gynecology.

Regrets: Dr. Rya Boscariol, Anaesthesia; Dr. Tom Yokogawa, Family Medicine; Dr. Ashleigh Farrell, Anaesthesia; Dr. Del Dhanoa, Radiology;Dr. Kristie Herranen, Family Medicine.

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