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Group 3: Medical residents enrolled in Canadian medical schools (other than NOSM)

NOSM welcomes residents from medical schools across Canada to experience the personal and professional advantages of living and working in Northern Ontario.  Both core and elective applications are available, and available disciplines can be viewed in a dropdown menu on our online application. 

Preceptor Stipends

NOSM will pay your preceptor stipend.

Electives Application Fee

NOSM charges a $200 non-refundable application fee. 

Finding a Preceptor

You are not required to find your own preceptor.  NOSM will match you to a preceptor in your preferred area of specialty or community for you.  If you do reach out to preceptors, or if you know some of our clinical faculty and would like to explore a placement opportunity with them, we respectfully request that you do not confirm final dates with them.  This will permit us to follow our administrative processes which are designed to ensure that all learners have equitable access to the available placement opportunities in Northern Ontario.

Duration of Clinical Electives

NOSM clinical rotations can range in duration from 2 to 8 consecutive weeks.

For residents who are from Northern Ontario or have lived in Northern Ontario for an extended period of time (10 years), we are able to extend placements to a maximum of 12 weeks.

Preferred Timelines

The further in advance that you can submit your application to us, the greater the likelihood of securing your desired placements.  The following are our suggested timelines.

For Clinical Rotations January 1 – August 31, please apply by October 31

For Clinical Rotation September 1 – December 31, please apply by July 15

Non-Negotiable Deadlines

For Residents from Ontario Universities    

  • Elective requests will be declined if they are not received 8 weeks in advance of your rotation.

For Residents from Canadian Universities outside of Ontario  

  • Elective requests will be declined if they are not received 16 weeks in advance of your rotation.

If you are in exceptional circumstances and you wish to submit an application after these timelines, please contact electives@nosm.ca

Housing and Travel

Visiting learners and/or their faculty of medicine are responsible for their travel expenses and for sourcing and covering the cost of their housing.  However, NOSM does maintain many student housing units in communities across Northern Ontario, intended for students of NOSM.  If these are available during the time of your rotation, they can be made available at a subsidized rate of $500/month or $125/week. 

Because we must prioritize the housing needs of students and residents registered at NOSM, we are not able to confirm housing until 4-8 weeks prior to the start of your rotation.  As such, we encourage learners to secure their own housing.  Once your placement is confirmed, NOSM can provide contact information for people in your placement community, who can help you to source housing during your placement.

Required Documentation

  • A Letter of Good Standing form the Director of your Postgraduate Program, which includes his/her approval of the elective request
  • A recent photograph (to be used on hospital ID tags)
  • A recent copy of your immunization record, and Mask fit size and testing date
  • Proof of current CPSO registration with effective coverage dates
  • Proof of current CMPA registration with effective coverage dates.

Cancellations

Clinical teachers are dedicated to educating medical learners and often rearrange their clinical schedules to accommodate and welcome learners into their busy practices.  When cancelling confirmed rotations, learners must comply with the DME-COFM cancellation policy.

Application

**Due to a high volume of submitted applications, please anticipate a delay in receiving an application acknowledgement.**

The letter of good standing will be requested once your application has been acknowledged. The remaining documents will be requested once your application has reached the processing phase. 

Online Application  

   

Contact Information

For four week placements or greater, please contact: 

Elise Rheaume
Clinical Placement Coordinator | Ontario Visiting Electives (4 weeks or more)
Phone: 705-662-7109 | 1-800-461-8777
Fax:     705-662-6913
Email:  erheaume@nosm.ca

For two or three week placements, please contact: 

Amanda Van de Ligt  
Clinical Placement Coordinator
Ontario Visiting Electives (2 and 3 weeks) and Out of Province Visiting Electives (2, 3, and 4 week or more)
Phone: 705-662-7156
Fax:     705-662-6913
Email:  avandeligt@nosm.ca  

Additional Contact

Manager, Clinical Placements
Northern Ontario School of Medicine
935 Ramsey Lake Road
Sudbury, ON  P3E 2C6
Phone: 705-662-7119
Fax:     705-662-6913
Email:  electives@nosm.ca

 


 

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