The substandard working conditions proposed by the NOSM University administration would harm current students’ learning experience as they embark on their four-year journey to master medical curriculum to pass their licensing exam. It would also harm family medicine and other speciality residents to navigate through their program and practise in and serve our northern and rural communities.
Rolling back equity and quality at NOSM University will affect us all.
But just as important is the threat to accreditation. Changes proposed by the administration to task non-faculty managers and administrators with curricular decisions are contrary to accreditation standards by the accreditation body, the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS). If implemented, the accreditation status of our university’s medical school will be threatened.