NOSM receives $1M donation to support BIPOC women training to be physicians

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine has received a $1M donation from the Slaight Family Foundation to create an entrance scholarship for BIPOC women in Northern Ontario. The scholarship will support 40 BIPOC women, transgender, and non-binary people who are training to be physicians in an effort to increase the number of doctors in northern Ontario. The program will run for four years, with 10 women each year receiving scholarships. “[The donation] comes at a critical time,” said NOSM President Dr Sarita Verma. “Currently there is a shortage of over 300 doctors in Northern Ontario, as well as impending retirements, increasingly complex patients and entire communities without access to a family doctor.” NOSM Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.