Academic Wellness

There are many aspects to academic wellness. Not only do you need to build your ability to understand the types of material you are learning, academic wellness involves a great amount of time management and the ability to set both priorities and goals.  

These aspects of academic wellness do not always come naturally. For some of us, we coast along fine through high school and even post-secondary studies, without developing the proper studying habits. Then, we hit a period where we need to build skills we have never really needed before. If this is the case for you, hope is not lost! While it may take some up front work and time, it is possible to build new habits.  

At NOSM University, we want to help you excel and develop what you need to become a lifelong learner. Being a lifelong learner is increasingly necessary in modern life, and is essential to any role in healthcare that you might be training for.

Academic Integrity Policy

Familiarize yourself with NOSM University's Academic Integrity Policy as a commitment to honesty and ethical conduct during your educational journey.

Academic distress
If you are in academic distress or need help, make sure to reach out to your Learner Affairs Officer (LAO). There is no shame in needing help.

Accessibility and accommodations
If you require an accommodation for a disability, please contact the accessibility advisor. To learn more, head to the webpage on Learner Accessibility and Accommodations.

NOSM U Library
Make use of the NOSM University Library as a resource, and a place to study. You can keep up to date with the library by following their Twitter.

Thunder Bay room number: MSW2007
Sudbury room number: MSE 120

Manage stress and burnout
Your Homewood Health SAP has online resources available on stress management and burnout. If possible, review these resources before you think you will need them.

If you are interested in seeing a counsellor, you can visit or call Homewood Health:

1-800-663-1142 (English)
1-866-398-9505 (Numéro sans frais – en français)
1-888-384-1152 (TTY)
604-689-1717 International (Call Collect)

Drive safe
If you are too tired to drive yourself home safely after an on-call or extended shift, please do not get behind the wheel.

NOSM University will reimburse you for the cost of a taxi trip from the hospital to your residence in the same city, and you can download the NOSM U Well app for a list of local taxi companies.

Subscribe to the learner support services calendar
Stay updated on the opportunities offered by Learner Support Services.