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Medical Electives

The NOSM University provides a variety of high quality rural, remote,  small urban and tertiary center clinical learning opportunities in northern Ontario, throughout the Northern Electives Program (NEP).  NEP  is designed for internal and external undergraduate medical students and postgraduate residents to complete elective placements in family medicine and specialty disciplines. All medical trainees from any medical university in the world can gain access to northern community-based clinical learning opportunities by registering for visiting electives through the AFMC Portal.

(Note: AFMC Portal is closed until further notice)

Clinical Placements

Learners can expect a high-quality educational experience that often offers one-on-one individual teaching with a clinical facilitator in an exciting practice environment. Our teaching physicians are enthusiastic and knowledgeable clinical role models, who uphold a high standard of care and thrive on achieving patient well-being.

Each elective provides an opportunity to develop skills in an informal setting and offers hands-on exposure to a wide range of medical situations that are often not available in a larger urban teaching center. Each learner works closely with a clinical facilitator to meet his/her objectives, with regular feedback and evaluations. Electives are available in Family Medicine, Rural Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, as well as in many of the specialty disciplines.

Communities At-A-Glance

 The walls of the NOSM University are the boundaries of Northern Ontario and span 800,000 km2 that include Indigenous, Francophone, remote/rural communities, and urban centres.  Below are 63 profiles of the more than 90 communities where NOSM University students live and learn.

Please visit our Community Profiles for additional community information provided to give learners  helpful insight into northern Ontario communities and what they have to offer. We hope this information helps to guide your electives choices.

UME Elective Opportunities

The UME Elective Opportunities Table provides a brief overview of the medical disciplines offered with each community for UME students.

If you require further guidance on disciplines and communities that offer elective opportunities, please email electives@nosm.ca

*Helpful Tip: Searching by “discipline” is the most efficient way of filtering through the table.

wdt_ID UME Elective Disciplines Atikokan Blind River Bracebridge Bruce Mines Burk's Falls Callander Chapleau Cobalt Cochrane Dryden Eabametoong Fist Nations Earl Falls Elliot Lake Emo Englehart Espanola Fort Frances Geraldton Gore Bay Gravenhurst Hearst Hornepayne Huntsville Ignace Iroquois Falls Kapuskasing Kenora Kirkland Lake Little Current Longlac Manitouwadge Manitouwaning Marathon Matheson Mattawa Mindemoya Moose Factory Nipigon Noelville North Bay Parry Sound Powassan Red Lake Sault Ste Marie Schreiber Sioux Lookout Smooth Rock Falls South River Richard\'s Landing St. Charles Sturgeon Falls Greater Sudbury Sundridge Temagami Temiskaming Shores Terrace Bay Thessalon Thunder Bay Timmins Vermillion Bay Warren Wawa
1 Anesthesia X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
2 Diagnostic Imaging X X X X X X
3 Emergency Medicine X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
4 Emergency Medicine - Plastics X
5 Emergency Medicine - Trauma
6 Emergency Medicine - Ultrasound X
7 Family Medicine X X X
8 Family Medicine - Anesthesia (FPA) X X X X X X X X X X X X X
9 Family Medicine - Addictions X X X X X
10 Family Medicine - Care of the Elderly X X X X X X X X
UME Elective Disciplines Atikokan Blind River Bracebridge Bruce Mines Burk's Falls Callander Chapleau Cobalt Cochrane Dryden Eabametoong Fist Nations Earl Falls Elliot Lake Emo Englehart Espanola Fort Frances Geraldton Gore Bay Gravenhurst Hearst Hornepayne Huntsville Ignace Iroquois Falls Kapuskasing Kenora Kirkland Lake Little Current Longlac Manitouwadge Manitouwaning Marathon Matheson Mattawa Mindemoya Moose Factory Nipigon Noelville North Bay Parry Sound Powassan Red Lake Sault Ste Marie Schreiber Sioux Lookout Smooth Rock Falls South River Richard\'s Landing St. Charles Sturgeon Falls Greater Sudbury Sundridge Temagami Temiskaming Shores Terrace Bay Thessalon Thunder Bay Timmins Vermillion Bay Warren Wawa

PGME Elective Opportunities

The PGME Elective Opportunities Table provides a brief overview of the medical disciplines offered with each community for PGME residents.

If you require further guidance on disciplines and communities that offer elective opportunities, please email electives@nosm.ca.

*Helpful Tip: Searching by “discipline” is the most efficient way of filtering through the table.

wdt_ID PGME Elective Disciplines Atikokan Blind River Bracebridge Bruce Mines Burk's Falls Callander Chapleau Cobalt Cochrane Dryden Eabametoong Fist Nations Earl Falls Elliot Lake Emo Englehart Espanola Fort Frances Geraldton Gore Bay Gravenhurst Hearst Hornepayne Huntsville Ignace Iroquois Falls Kapuskasing Kenora Kirkland Lake Little Current Longlac Manitouwadge Manitouwaning Marathon Matheson Mattawa Mindemoya Moose Factory Nipigon Noelville North Bay Parry Sound Powassan Red Lake Sault Ste Marie Schreiber Sioux Lookout Smooth Rock Falls South River Richard\'s Landing St. Charles Sturgeon Falls Sudbury Sundridge Temagami Temiskaming Shores Terrace Bay Thessalon Thunder Bay Timmins Vermillion Bay Warren Wawa
1 Anesthesia X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
2 Diagnostic Imaging X X X X X X
3 Emergency Medicine X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
4 Emergency Medicine - Plastics X
5 Emergency Medicine - Trauma X
6 Emergency Medicine - Ultrasound X
7 Family Medicine X X X X X
8 Family Medicine - Anesthesia (FPA) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
9 Family Medicine - Addictions X X X X X X X
10 Family Medicine - Care of the Elderly X X X X X X X X X X
PGME Elective Disciplines Atikokan Blind River Bracebridge Bruce Mines Burk's Falls Callander Chapleau Cobalt Cochrane Dryden Eabametoong Fist Nations Earl Falls Elliot Lake Emo Englehart Espanola Fort Frances Geraldton Gore Bay Gravenhurst Hearst Hornepayne Huntsville Ignace Iroquois Falls Kapuskasing Kenora Kirkland Lake Little Current Longlac Manitouwadge Manitouwaning Marathon Matheson Mattawa Mindemoya Moose Factory Nipigon Noelville North Bay Parry Sound Powassan Red Lake Sault Ste Marie Schreiber Sioux Lookout Smooth Rock Falls South River Richard\'s Landing St. Charles Sturgeon Falls Sudbury Sundridge Temagami Temiskaming Shores Terrace Bay Thessalon Thunder Bay Timmins Vermillion Bay Warren Wawa

I Need Help – Resources

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