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Financial Assistance

NOSM University is fortunate to have so many dedicated individuals and organizations that have made generous donations towards various awards and bursaries. These funds help ease the financial burden of residents and, in turn, help improve the health of the people of Northern Ontario by allowing residents to focus more on becoming a great medical practitioner.

2022-2023 Award Recipients 

Weyerhaeuser TimberStand Plant Post Graduate Award
Dr. Brooke Raycraft is originally from rural Southern Ontario but has found her place in Northwestern Ontario. She is currently a first year Rural Family Medicine resident in Kenora. She completed her medical school training at NOSM University in Thunder Bay, her M.Sc. in Chemistry at Western, and her Honours B.Sc. in Health Sciences at Wilfrid Laurier University. Dr. Raycraft is passionate about practicing as a rural generalist and meeting the needs of the community in which she practices. She has a special interest in emergency medicine, hospital medicine, mental health and addictions, and teaching medical learners. She is grateful to be this year’s recipient of the Weyerhaeuser TimberStand Plant Post Graduate Award and how it will support her future growth as a healthcare professional.

Tina Sartoretto Memorial PG Award
Dr. Dominique Lachapelle was last year’s recipient of the Tina Sartoretto Memorial Post Graduate Award. She completed her medical training at NOSM University. She is now completing her family medicine residency in Temiskaming Shores. Dr. Lachapelle is passionate about her community and devoted to its well-being. She has a passion for care of the elderly and will be pursuing advanced education in this field. She is grateful for the award and how it will support her in her future endeavours.

Elliot Lake Retirement Living Postgraduate Award
Dr. Stepfanie Johnston grew up in Elliot Lake and Serpent River First Nation. Dr. Stepfanie Johnston is currently a first year Rural Family Medicine resident in Elliot Lake. She completed her medical school training at Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University, her M.A. in Anthropology with a Collaborative Specialization in Indigenous Health at the University of Toronto, and her Honours B.A. Specialization in Indigenous Studies with a minor in Indigenous Healing and Wellness at Laurentian University. This award will help further her skills and training to provide more competent care to rural FM and ER settings. Dr. Stepfanie Johnston has an interest in Indigenous Health, Rural Emergency medicine as well as minor surgical procedures.


How to Apply

Award Application Form 2023-2024

Residents applying for an award should complete the Awards Application Form by the closing date.

Application Opening Date: July 28, 2023
Application Closing Date: August 18, 2023
Application Review: September 29, 2023
Announcements: October 20, 2023


Awards Available in 2023-24 Application Cycle

B2023-1a: Elliot Lake Retirement Living PG Award = 1 @ $5,000

  1. Awarded to a NOSM University Family Medicine Resident based in the city of Elliot Lake

B2023-2a&b: Manitoulin Transport PG Award(s) = 2 @ $5,000

  1. Awarded to two Family Medicine PGY1 Residents entering the Family Medicine – Rural Stream
  2. The Award Recipient agrees to complete their Residency in Family Medicine on Manitoulin Island
  3. Preference will be given to learners who completed their undergraduate medical degree at the NOSM University.

B2023-3a: Tina Sartoretto Memorial Post Graduate Award = 1 @ $5,000

  1. To support a NOSMU Family Medicine learner that agrees to complete their (PGY1) residency in Family Medicine (Rural Stream) in the Temiskaming Shores region (hospital or health centre).
  2. To support  NOSM University and for that purpose, preference will be given to learners who completed their undergraduate medical degree at the NOSM University.

B2023-5a: Tenaris Global Services (Canada) Inc.  = 10 @ $5,000

  1. PGY1 or PGY2 resident matched to Family Medicine in Sault Ste. Marie.