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Northern Ontario Electives Program


The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is committed to the education of high quality physicians and health professionals, and to international recognition as a leader in distributed, learning-centered, community-engaged education and research.

The Northern Ontario Electives Program (NEP) is administered by NOSM and provides a variety of high quality rural, remote and small urban clinical learning opportunities in Northern Ontario. It is designed for undergraduate medical students and postgraduate residents from both family medicine and specialty programs. All medical trainees from any medical university in the world can gain access to northern community-based clinical learning opportunities by registering in the electives program.

NOSM Electives Catalogue

The NOSM Electives Catalogue has been developed to assist you with your elective or core clinical placement selections in Northern Ontario.

Clinical Placements

Learners can expect a high quality educational experience that often offers one-on-one individual teaching with a clinical facilitator in an exciting practice environment. Our teaching physicians are enthusiastic and knowledgeable clinical role models, who uphold a high standard of care and thrive on achieving patient well-being.

Each elective provides an opportunity to develop skills in an informal setting and offers hands-on exposure to a wide range of medical situations that are often not available in a larger urban teaching centre. Each learner works closely with a clinical facilitator to meet his/her objectives, with regular feedback and evaluations. Electives are available in Family Medicine, Rural Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, as well as in many of the specialty disciplines.

Teaching Sites

During their clinical placements, learners are exposed to medical practice and lifestyle opportunities in a wide range of Northern Ontario urban and rural communities. Clinical learning sites include Sudbury, Thunder Bay, North Bay, Timmins, Kenora and Sault Ste Marie, as well as a variety of smaller centers throughout Northern Ontario. Learners work in community-based practice locations throughout our geographical region, as outlined by Huntsville/Parry Sound in the south, Mattawa to the east and west to the Manitoba border.  

How to Apply 

To apply for an elective at NOSM, and dependent upon which province or country you are currently studying in, please click on the link below that applies to your specific situation. We look forward to hearing from you!

Group 1:   Medical students and residents enrolled at NOSM 
Group 2:   Medical students and residents studying in Ontario 
Group 3:   Medical students and residents studying in Canada (outside of Ontario) 
Group 4:   Undergraduate medical students studying outside of Canada


Contact Information

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

Marie Prpic
Clinical Placement Coordinator
International Visiting Electives
Tel:  807-766-7322
Fax:  807-766-7518
Email:  mprpic@nosm.ca

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

Tammy Dickey
Clinical Placement Coordinator
NOSM Learners Electives
Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Tel:  705-662-7127
Fax:  705-662-6913
Email:  tdickey@nosm.ca



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