Remote Work

GROUP 3: Medical Residents Enrolled in Canadian Medical Schools (Other Than NOSM)

NOSM welcomes residents from medical schools across Canada to experience the personal and professional advantages of living and working in Northern Ontario.  Both core and elective applications are available, and available disciplines can be viewed in a dropdown menu on our online application.

Preceptor Stipends

NOSM will pay your preceptor stipend.

Electives Application Fee

NOSM charges a $200 non-refundable application fee.

Finding a Preceptor

Learners are discouraged from contacting their own preceptor.  NOSM will match you to a preceptor in your preferred area of specialty or community for you.  If you do reach out to preceptors, or if you know some of our clinical faculty and would like to explore a placement opportunity with them, we respectfully request that you do not confirm final dates with them.  This will permit us to follow our administrative processes which are designed to ensure that all learners have equitable access to the available placement opportunities in Northern Ontario.

Non-Negotiable Deadlines

For Residents from Ontario Universities   

  • Elective requests will be declined if they are not received 12 weeks in advance of your rotation.

For Residents from Canadian Universities outside of Ontario  

  • Elective requests will be declined if they are not received 12 weeks in advance of your rotation.

If you are in exceptional circumstances and you wish to submit an application after these timelines, please contact

Housing and Travel

Visiting learners and/or their faculty of medicine are responsible for their travel expenses and for sourcing and covering the cost of their housing.  However, NOSM does maintain many student housing units in communities across Northern Ontario, intended for students of NOSM.  If these are available during the time of your rotation, they can be made available at a subsidized rate of $200/week.

Because we must prioritize the housing needs of students and residents registered at NOSM, we are not able to confirm housing until 4-8 weeks prior to the start of your rotation.  As such, we encourage learners to secure their own housing.  Once your placement is confirmed, NOSM can provide contact information for people in your placement community, who can help you to source housing during your placement.

Required Documentation

  • A Letter of Good Standing from the Director of your Postgraduate Program, which includes their approval of the elective request
  • A recent photograph
  • A recent copy of your immunization record, and Mask fit size and testing date
  • Proof of current CPSO registration with effective coverage dates
  • Proof of current CMPA registration with effective coverage dates

Out-of-Province Residents (additional information)

  • A CPSO license is required to complete a placement in Ontario. Residents must contact the CPSO directly to obtain information regarding licensure.


Clinical teachers are dedicated to educating medical learners and often rearrange their clinical schedules to accommodate and welcome learners into their busy practices.  When cancelling confirmed rotations, learners must comply with the DME-COFM cancellation policy.


Contact information

If you have any questions, kindly email