NOSM U receives $2.6M to establish awards for first-year medical students


NOSM University has received a $1.3M gift from the Northeastern Ontario Health Education Advancement Foundation (NOHEAF), which was matched by the FDC Foundation to create a total endowment of $2.6M. These funds will be used to establish two new awards that support first-year medical students: the NOHEAF Bursary, which provides awards of between $5K and $10K to students from Northeastern Ontario; and the Dr William McMullen Award, which awards $1K to a student from Killarney or Manitoulin Island. “NOHEAF’s ongoing support will leave a lasting impact on the health-care system in the North,” said NOSM U President Dr Sarita Verma.