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Information for Visiting Learners

Thank you for your interest in selecting the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) for a visiting elective. As the pandemic continues to evolve through the fourth wave, NOSM’s Northern Electives Program (NEP) is open for visiting electives at a reduced capacity. Please see below for more information regarding Visiting PGME, Canadian UG or International UG electives available.

Visiting PGME (resident) Electives

Currently, the NEP is open to Visiting Resident Electives applications. For residents seeking electives experiences in Northern Ontario please visit NOSM’s Medical Electives page.

Please note, that effective September 07, 2021, in accordance with Directive #6 from the Chief Medical Officer of Health, each teaching site will have their individual vaccination requirements, which all learners must adhere to prior to deployment for clinical placements. In some cases, a hospital/teaching site may be asking for “proof of full vaccination or medical exemption”. As such, the Community Relations Unit will collect vaccination status and supporting documentation from all visiting learners during the credentialing process of the application. The teaching site safety requirements can be found on the NOSM’s COVID-19 Information site and is updated regularly based on the most relevant information provided by the community/teaching sites.

Visiting Canadian Undergraduate Student (UME) Electives

Presently, Visiting Canadian UME Electives continue to be paused. In addition, the AFMC Portal (student application portal) is closed until further notice.

When Visiting UME Electives re-opens, students will be guided to submit their elective applications through the AFMC Portal. NOSM is looking forward to welcoming back all visiting students soon.

Visiting International Undergraduate Student (UME-Int) Electives

At the moment, Visiting UME-Int Electives continue to be on pause similarly to Visiting Canadian UME Electives. In addition, the AFMC Portal (student application portal) is closed until further notice.

When Visiting UME-Int Electives re-opens, students will be guided to submit their elective applications through the AFMC Portal.

NOSM is, and our Northern communities are, looking forward to welcoming back all visiting students soon.

For any questions or additional information, please send your request to  electives@nosm.ca.

Best regards,

Joël Leduc, Community Services, Manager