This report’s theme of TRANSFORMATION emphasises the part of the word—TRANSFORM. As a result of COVID-19 and the rapid evolution of health care and medical education, we will continue to adapt and transform at individual, systemic, governmental and societal levels.

As we continue our journey to becoming Canada’s first stand-alone medical university, the new normal is transforming us on a daily basis. We deal with intense sudden surges in unanticipated crises such as emerging infectious diseases, new technology, varieties in work and life environments.

The speed at which all this is happening is exciting, yet also frightening. The pandemic has emerged as a transformation catalyst which is accelerating the implementation of NOSM’s strategic directions. We continue to be up to the NOSM Challenge 2025. Join us as we Transform the North.