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NOSM University relaunches International MD Electives Program

Posted on May 28, 2024

NOSM University is proud to announce its International MD Electives Program will relaunch on June 1, 2024. The program invites students enrolled at medical schools outside Canada to apply for clinical elective placements beginning in February 2025 through NOSM University.

This program offers medical students a hands-on learning experience working alongside skilled clinicians in diverse Northern settings, including rural and remote communities, urban centres, and Indigenous and Francophone communities.

To learn more, visit NOSM University’s online Clinical Electives Catalogue at Applications can be submitted through the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada  Student Portal.


NOSM University is Canada’s first independent medical university and one of the greatest education and physician workforce strategy success stories of Northern Ontario. More than just a medical university, it was purpose-built to address the health needs of the region. While advocating for equitable access to care, the university contributes to the economic development of Northern Ontario. NOSM University relies on the commitment and expertise of the peoples of Northern Ontario to educate health-care professionals to practise in Indigenous, Francophone, rural, remote, and underserved communities. With a focus on diversity, inclusion, and advocacy, NOSM University is an award-winning, socially accountable organization renowned for its innovative model of distributed, community-engaged education and research.

Interested students should contact:

Lora Wahamaa
Community Relations Coordinator
NOSM University

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