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Applications for NOSM's 2018 CampMed (formerly NOSM's Summer Heath Sciences Camp) will be available in March 2018.


This year (2018) will mark the thirteenth time that NOSM has hosted week-long summer camps for high school students interested in a career in health care. Formerly known as NOSM’s Health Sciences Summer Camp, CampMed features new branding and a renewed focus on four core learning areas.

CampMed is founded on four pillars of learning. From top left and going clock wise, the icons in the new branding represent interprofessionalism, leadership, culture, and clinical skills—the knowledge and skills that students gain from attending CampMed.

  • Interprofessional: Participants attending CampMed learn the importance of interprofessionalism in health-care settings by learning about various health careers and how those professionals work together to ensure the well-being and health of patients. The majority of the interprofessional learning at CampMed is provided by the health-care professionals who participate in the career fair as well as their mentors who are the NOSM’s students and undergraduate student volunteers from Northern Ontario.
  • Leadership: Throughout the week, the CampMed participants are provided with opportunities to observe the leadership skills of their mentors to build on their own leadership skills set as they are placed in situations that give them a safe setting to step out of their comfort zone and challenge themselves to lead. 
  • Cultural: At CampMed, participants will learn about Francophone and Indigenous health and culture in ways that will broaden their understanding of health needs of Northern Ontario. In simple terms they learn what it means to be a socially accountable health professional. These cultural competencies are woven throughout the week-long curriculum.
  • Clinical skills: CampMed offers participants an unique opportunity to get hands-on experience by learning medical and health sciences clinical skills, such as casting, inserting an NG tube, suturing, etc.

Apply to Participate in NOSM's CampMed

Applications for CampMed will be available in March 2018.

July 9 - 13, 2018 at Laurentian University Campus in Sudbury

July 16 - 20, 2018 at Lakehead University Campus in Thunder Bay

Volunteer Positions Available with CampMed

Applications for CampMed volunteers will be available in February 2018.

Past Health Sciences Summer Camps

For further information, please email campmed@nosm.ca or contact Véronique Poirier, CampMed Coordinator, directly at 705-662-7198 or toll-free at 1-800-461-8777, ext. 7198.


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AlyssaLabelle"This will forever be my favourite picture, and here's why - It was taken during one of the most memorable weeks of my life, so far. I made so many new friends, and it was easily one of the best experiences. Although I would probably tell you I look silly if you were to ask, my smile in this picture is as real as they get. This picture wasn't planned, but it captures perfectly, how happy I was in this moment, while doing my sutures. Every time I stumble upon this picture, it inspires me to push my hardest, to hopefully one day study at NOSM. Sliding into my scrubs every morning was the closest thing to security and confidence I’ve felt in a long time. My week spent at NOSM changed me, and if I could tell you one thing I held on to from my experience there, is to shoot for the stars and not to cut yourself short. Go confidently into direction of your dreams, and I promise you, you can achieve anything you set your mind to. As Marian Edelman once said, "No person has the right to rain on your dreams." The only limits that exist are the ones you impose on yourself - never forget that."

-- Alyssa Labelle, 2015 Health Sciences Summer Camp participant