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Northern Ontario Summer Studentship Program (SSP)

Please refer to NOSM University’s COVID-19 site for all Summer Studentship program updates or contact for additional information.

NOSM University’s Summer Studentship Program (SSP) has been established by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to allow a limited number of regulated health-care students an opportunity to gain relevant work experience in their field of study.

This ministry-funded program provides priority funding to agencies for students who were born and/or raised in one or more of our Northern Ontario communities.

Previously vetted hospitals and clinics in Northern Ontario typically offer summer employment between May and August. Review the current year Agency Employment List below to select your Employer of Choice.

All employment-related matters, such as the selection of candidates, job duties, rate of pay, and duration of the employment contract are determined by the employing agency. Successful job applicants can expect more details about the job from the employing agency.

Summer Studentship Experiences

Each year, students share some of the experiences that they have while participating in the NOSM University Summer Studentship Program.

“I think it was important to see how a smaller hospital differs from a larger hospital. I think it’s so important to see how different skills are utilized in smaller communities.” – Medical Student

“Training in the community allows health professionals in training to practice in a real clinical setting and identify passions and interests they may have never known they had. For example, my studentship placement this summer taught me that I have an interest in working in the Emergency Department!” -Nurse

The rural setting gives you a perfect balance of fast pace but not too fast and you see many diverse cases every day.” – Medical Radiation Technologist

“Being able to have more exposure in a rural hospital helped solidify my passion for northern healthcare. We must run differently than larger systems in a city. The NOSM Summer Studentship gave me a glimpse into my future by providing me with valuable experience that I otherwise would not have learned in the classroom. Learning hands-on from professionals who actually work in rural hospitals every day provided me with enough knowledge to know that I wish to come back to Northern Ontario after completing my undergrad to keep working in a setting similar to what I experienced this summer.” – Physiotherapist

Read more comments and experiences.

Student Applications

March to September 2024 Update

The NOSM University Summer Studentship Program has completed the application and review process for 2024.

All agencies and applicants have been notified of their status.

Applications for the next session will commence February 1, 2025. Should you be interested, please review the 2024 Summer Studentship FAQ for application requirements.

Student Travel Claims

Submit the following documentation to not later than three months following your travel end date.

One payroll stub showing proof of employment
Blank Travel Claim Form (please contact us for latest version)
Direct Deposit Form (please contact us for latest version)

Agency Applications

March – September 2024 Update

The NOSM Summer Studentship Program has completed the application & review process for 2024.

All agencies and applicants have been notified of their status.

The NOSM Agency FAQ’s can be accessed all year.

Agency applications for the 2025 year will be open November 1, 2024 – January 1, 2025. Please make note of these dates in your calendar.

Late Applications or changes will not be accepted by the program, so please consult broadly within your agency prior to applying.

If you have any questions, please contact the program via email at

Agency Reporting

March – September 2024 Update

For Agencies with Students:

Please remember that the MANDATORY Ministry Reporting & Invoice submission will run from September 1 – December 1, 2024.

New Agency Inquiries:

If you are part of an agency that wishes to apply for 2025, please mark your calendar for November 1st. Agency Applications will open then. If you have questions in advance of the application, please contact us at

For ease of access: The NOSM Agency FAQ’s will remain available throughout the year.