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Volunteer with CampMed

Volunteer registration and additional information/dates for CampMed 2022 will be posted on the CampMed website in January/February 2022.

The safety of the NOSM community is our top priority as we closely monitor the global COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, following safety measures and restrictions, NOSM has not yet decided on the delivery method of CampMed 2022. Updates will be posted on the CampMed webpages as they become available.

Virtual CampMed 2021 was a huge success, with record high participation throughout Northern Ontario. We look forward to another great summer in 2022 with our campers!

You can also stay up to date by following our medical student-led Instagram NOSM_FutureMD’s for event information, advice, and to experience a day in the life of a medical student!

Please note: If you are a high school student looking to apply to NOSM’s CampMed, please visit nosm.ca/campmed for more information.


Are you:

  • A university student who is interested in Health Sciences and/or thinking of applying to medicine in the future?

  • A university student or a NOSM medical student looking to build up your resume with volunteer experiences?

Then NOSM Has An Exciting Opportunity For You!

CampMed is accepting volunteer applications from students with living or studying experience in Northern Ontario or rural areas in Canada, and who are enrolled in a university degree program or who are current NOSM students.

About CampMed

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) maintains a commitment to providing information to rural, remote, Indigenous, and Francophone youth about health careers. CampMed provides students with a unique opportunity to learn about professions in the health-care sector.

The camp provides Northern Ontario and rural and remote students of Canada with an opportunity to explore Indigenous culture, health and tradition, Francophone culture, health and tradition, health-care careers, obtain hands-on experience, and find a mentor. Students in Grades 9-12 are eligible to apply, however they must have completed Grade 9 (i.e. be entering Grade 10 in September 2021).

CampMed 2021 will offer live virtual workshops as well as pre-recorded workshops. We are looking to pair one medical student (minimum) with 2-3 university students to create and deliver these virtual workshops. We want groups to come up with different camp workshops that would be fun and interactive for this year’s campers (who must have completed atleast one year in highschool). We hope that this experience will provide mentorship and leadership experiences for potential medical students as well university student volunteers. This opportunity will enable our volunteers to network with different students as well as medical professionals, and to interact with diverse populations across the north.

The aim is to have workshops that coincide with our four Pillars of Learning: interprofessional, leadership, culture, and clinical skills.

University Student Volunteer

Using your post secondary skills and knowledge, you, as a University Student Volunteer, will be responsible for working with NOSM medical students and other university student volunteers as a group to deliver fun, interactive online workshops to the high school student campers. You will work together to plan and deliver workshops along with expanding your leadership and mentorship skills.

Time commitment:

  • Attend a number of virtual meetings with your team to plan workshops (2 workshops minimum)
    • Once you’ve planned your workshops and have decided the roles and responsibilities of each team member, you will need to spend some time preparing what you will contribute to the workshops.
  • Deliver your workshops (each workshop is usually between 1.5 and 2 hours)
    • **Note: you will not be required to deliver all the workshops for the 2 weeks; each team will plan a couple for the duration of camp.

What You Gain

  • Medical student mentor(s)
  • Advice and anecdotes from other health science professionals
  • An opportunity to develop your leadership and communication skills by interacting with high school students
  • An impressive volunteer experience entry for your resume
  • An opportunity to explore Indigenous culture, health and tradition, as well as Francophone culture, health and tradition.

What You Offer

  • Mentorship by leading a small group of keen high school students who are thinking about studying for a career in health sciences
  • Leadership skills
  • Communication skills
  • Cultural competencies that allow you to interact with a diverse group of high school students.

NOSM Medical Student Volunteer

As a NOSM Medical Student Volunteer, you will be responsible for using your medical student experiences to work with your university student volunteer team to deliver fun, interactive online workshops to the high school student campers. You will plan and deliver the workshops along with providing:

  • Guidance
  • Mentorship
  • Expertise in Medical Training
  • Leadership

Time commitment:

  • A number of virtual meetings with your team to plan workshops (2 workshops minimum)
    • Once you’ve planned your workshop and have decided the roles and responsibilities of each team member, you will need to spend some time preparing what you will contribute to the workshops.
  • Deliver your workshops (each workshop is usually between 1.5 and 2 hours)
    • **Note: you will not be required to deliver all the workshops for the 2 weeks, each team will plan a couple for the duration of camp.

CampMed Dates

CampMed 2021 will be delivered virtually again this summer. We anticipate that the workshops will run from July 12-23, 2021, however, these dates may be open to change.

Application Eligibility, Deadline, Requirements, & Form

Are You Eligible to Apply?

  • must be enrolled in any university degree program; if enrolled in an undergraduate program must have completed a minimum of one year in the program by the start of CampMed OR
  • must be a current NOSM medical student
  • Preference will be given to applicants studying or living in Northern Ontario, or other rural and remote areas of Canada.

Application Deadline

The CampMed 2022 Volunteer application will open in January/February 2022.


Application Requirements

  • Electronic Application Form – Complete and submit the Application Form. You will be required to upload/provide the following supporting documents:
    • Statement of Intent*
      Upload a one (1) page statement that outlines your interest in medicine/health sciences. The statement should also identify what sets you apart from your peers, as well as your greatest accomplishment and failure.
    • Resume*
      Upload a resume outlining your work and volunteer history.
    • Letter of Recommendation*
      Provide a letter of recommendation from a referee that can speak to your character, personal qualities, and academic capabilities. This referee can be an individual who knows you in a context of your academics (professor), research (thesis supervisor), employment (supervisor), or volunteer or community activities. Please ensure that this referee has known you for a minimum of one year.

*NOTE: Submission of Statement of Intent, Resume, and Letter of Recommendation are required for University Student Volunteer applications ONLY.

NOTE: The application form links will open in a new browser tab

Your Letter of Recommendation can be submitted to:

Lindsay Lemieux
CampMed Coordinator
Phone: 705-662-7198
Fax: 807-766-7368
Email: campmed@nosm.ca

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