Sarah Arulchelvam (McMaster University, PT)
I completed my second physical therapy placement in Thunder Bay. I had a phenomenal experience starting from the drive up north, to engaging in my clinical placement. Although it was a slower pace of life, with most places closing by 7pm, the days were long in the summer, as the sun set only at 10pm! Having long summer days allowed me to take in the spectacular scenery and majestic wildlife. Specifically, I was fortunate to climb to the top of the Sleeping Giant and embrace the panoramic view, as well as visit Kakabeka falls, which I may argue, is much more breathtaking than Niagara Falls! Additionally, I was able to cross the border to ...Sarah Arulchelvam, a NOSM University Rehabilitation Sciences learner, shares the highlights from her physiotherapy placement in Thunder Bay.
Siyani Kugathasan (McMaster University, PT)
Siyani completed a physiotherapy placement in Thunder Bay through McMaster University. During the placement, she was able to participate in traditional Indigenous events and deepen her interest in Indigenous health. Siyani Kugathasan I completed my rehab placement with the Neurology Outpatient program at St. Joseph’s Care Group in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Highlights from my NOSM University experience include the support from the teaching team, the excitement from the NOSM U team and the beauty of Northern Ontario. My placement was so much more than just a typical placement. I walked in excited to learn more about Indigenous health in...Read about Siyani's placement.
Kaila Jodoin (University of Toronto OT)
Kaila Jodoin, a NOSM University Rehabilitation Sciences learner, recounts the memorable moments and sense of community she experienced during three different placements with NOSM University. ...Watch Kaila Jodoin as she talks about her three placements with NOSM U.