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.
NOSM will pay your preceptor stipend.
Electives Application Fee
NOSM charges a $200 non-refundable
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
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.
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
For Clinical Rotations January 1 – August
31, please apply by October 31
For Clinical Rotation September 1 –
December 31, please apply by July 15
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 email@example.com
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
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.
- 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.
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.
**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.
For four week placements or greater, please
Clinical Placement Coordinator | Ontario Visiting Electives (4 weeks or more)
Phone: 705-662-7109 | 1-800-461-8777
For two or three week placements, please
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)
Manager, Clinical Placements
Northern Ontario School of Medicine
935 Ramsey Lake Road
Sudbury, ON P3E 2C6