Why are faculty, professional librarians and professional staff fighting to maintain academic standards that are comparable to University medical schools in Southern Ontario?
Many of this NOSM administration proposals could threaten accreditation of NOSM University
Administrators rather than the faculty decision making power over the curriculum will not be compatible with a quality medical education focused on allowing students to develop the skills to meet the learning objectives of the Medical Council of Canada
NOSM University degree is highly regarded by other universities and especially post graduate programs in medicine; if the administration drastically reduces the ability to engage in scholarly activity and research opportunities on par with our comparators in southern universities it will be difficult to maintain this track record
Northern Ontario needs and deserves the same quality of working conditions for academic staff and quality of education of their doctors as is offered to those in Southern Ontario