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Northern Ontario Electives Program

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) provides a variety of high quality rural, remote and small urban clinical learning opportunities in Northern Ontario, through the Northern Ontario Electives Program (NEP) It is designed for undergraduate medical students and postgraduate residents from both family medicine and specialty programs. All medical trainees from any medical university in the world can gain access to northern community-based clinical learning opportunities by registering in the electives program. 

NOSM Electives Catalogue

Please note: The electives catalogue is no longer being offered at this time. Please contact the appropriate Placement Coordinator or email electives@nosm.ca if you require guidance on disciplines and communities that offer elective opportunities.

Pediatrics Elective Information

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 centre. 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.

Teaching Sites

During their clinical placements, learners are exposed to medical practice and lifestyle opportunities in a wide range of Northern Ontario urban and rural communities. Clinical learning sites include: Sudbury, Thunder Bay, North Bay, Timmins, Kenora, and Sault Ste Marie, as well as a variety of smaller centers throughout Northern Ontario. Learners work in community-based practice locations throughout our geographical region, as outlined by Huntsville and Parry Sound in the south, Mattawa to the east, and west to the Manitoba border.

How to Apply 

To apply for an elective at NOSM, and dependent upon which province or country you are currently studying in, please click on the link below that applies to your specific situation. We look forward to hearing from you!

Group 1: Undergraduate medical students and residents enrolled at NOSM 
Group 2: Undergraduate medical students in any Canadian or international medical school (other than NOSM)
Group 3: Medical residents enrolled in Canadian medical schools (other than NOSM) 

Contact Information

Elise Rheaume
Clinical Placement Coordinator
Canadian Visiting Postgraduate Residents
Tel: 705-662-7109 | 1-800-461-8777
Fax: 705-662-6913
Email: erheaume@nosm.ca

Marie Prpic
Clinical Placement Coordinator
International Visiting Electives
Tel: 807-766-7322
Fax: 807-766-7518
Email: mprpic@nosm.ca

Monique Loach
Clinical Placement Coordinator
Canadian Visiting Undergraduate Medical Students
Tel: 705-662-7266
Fax: 705-662-6913
Email: mloach@nosm.ca

Tammy Blouin
Clinical Placement Coordinator
NOSM Learners Electives
Tel: 705-662-7127
Fax: 705-662-6913
Email: tblouin@nosm.ca


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