This year marks the 16th summer that NOSM has hosted CampMed for high-school students interested in a career in health care. CampMed is our annual summer camp that provides students with a unique opportunity to be inspired to consider a future as a healthcare professional. The camp provides Northern Ontario and rural and remote students of Canada with an opportunity to explore Indigenous culture, Francophone culture, health and tradition, health-care careers, obtain hands-on experience, and find a mentor.
CampMed has been a successful pathway to medicine at NOSM:
- 674 Total Campers – 23 who have since been admitted to NOSM
- 75 University student volunteers since 2016 – 10 who have since been admitted to NOSM
- 167 Indigenous Campers
- 238 Francophone Campers
- 245 Campers from over 48 different communities in Northern Ontario
NOSM has decided to deliver CampMed 2021 virtually again this summer. Virtual CampMed was a huge success last year with record-high participation throughout Northern Ontario. This year we have decided to allow all Northern Ontario high school students the opportunity to partake due to the virtual component. The workshops will run from July 12-23, 2021, with multiple sessions being held daily. Workshops presenters include groups of both NOSM medical students and university students. As well as special workshops delivered by other health care professionals!
We hope that you will consider contributing to this important work of inspiring the youth of Northern Ontario to see themselves as the health care professionals of our tomorrow.
“It really excites me to know that I am helping plant the seed for a young person to become more engaged in post secondary education, as well as health care. I am hopeful that through my support I will one day see that teen in a health-care setting caring for my friends and family.”
George Doig is a proud supporter of CampMed.
Find out more about CampMed.