About NOSM Education Research Communities

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is committed to meeting the needs of the people of Northern Ontario.  At the earliest stages of development, NOSM engaged the Aboriginal communities of Northern Ontario as part of its mandate to be accountable to the cultural diversity of Northern Ontario.  The Aboriginal Affairs Unit at NOSM works to identify and implement new initiatives in support of the School’s commitment to Aboriginal communities.   

Please see our Aboriginal Affairs website for more information.

The following communities have elective placement opportunities that will have a higher Aboriginal patient base.   


Gore Bay 


Little Current 


North Bay 

Parry Sound 

Sault Ste. Marie 

Sioux Lookout 


Thunder Bay 

Please note that not all physicians will offer the opportunity to work with Aboriginal patients and you should review the individual placement descriptions to determine what to expect from different physicians. 


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