In order to meet ongoing demand for electives and CORE placements in Northern Ontario and ensure NOSM can continue to deliver high quality learning opportunities in these communities, NOSM will be implementing changes to its visiting electives program effective July 1, 2015. Elective applications received on or after Monday, May 25, with an elective start date after July 1, 2015, will be subject to the new policies.
Electives Application Fee
In light of increasing demands for electives and CORE placements within NOSM’s rural and remote communities by visiting medical learners, NOSM will be amending its current fee structure to include a $200.00 non-refundable application fee for all CORE and electives clinical placements occurring after July 1, 2015.
Housing and Travel
Visiting Ontario learners and/or their faculty of medicine will be responsible for their travel expenses and for sourcing and covering the cost of their housing for electives occurring after July 1, 2015. However, if NOSM permanent housing is available for a rotation in the assigned community they may have access to NOSM housing at a subsidized rate of $500/month. That said, NOSM housing cannot be guaranteed until 4-8 weeks prior to the start of the rotation. We encourage learners to secure housing options. When possible, NOSM will provide contact information to community contacts to assist learners with sourcing housing in Northern Ontario.
NOSM will continue to pay the preceptor stipend.