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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

Update: January 29, 2024

2024 Student Applications – Now Open (February 1 – 15th, 2024)

The application can be found here.

View Agency Listings: 2024 SSP Agency Employment Listing – Please ensure that you choose the CORRECT Agency. Some may have multiple locations and there are NO changes to the application once it is submitted.

Please refer to the 2024 Summer Studentship FAQ’s PRIOR to starting your application.

You must complete the following before applying, so please be prepared.

Transcript or Letter of Good Standing:

  • Obtain Letter of Good Standing (preferred) or transcript from your academic institution
  • Use the Letter of Good Standing Template as an example for your institution to follow if needed.
  • If a transcript is being submitted, it must have your name, year and type of program. It must be able to be matched back to the applicant.


Complete Resume (using the 2024 Mandatory Resume Template) – ensure you follow it closely

  • Keep the resume concise
  • Do NOT use odd fonts or colors
  • Save as a PDF document

NOSM University will only accept your first application as submitted. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. The program will not accept any applications after the stated cut off dates. 

Documents must be submitted in PDF format – NO EXCEPTIONS

Don’t forget that you may claim eligible travel expenses. Expense claims should be sent in towards the end of your placement.

Wishing you a safe and wonderful experience!

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

Update: January 4, 2024


Agency Applications for Summer Studentship funding are now closed for the 2024 year.

The review process has begun, and should the program require information, we will contact you directly.

Late applications or changes will not be accepted by the program.

Should you have any outstanding questions, please consult the FAQ first:  2024 NOSM Agency FAQ’s

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

Good luck and we look forward to reviewing your application!

Agency Reporting

Agency Website Updates

All approved Summer Studentship Agencies may now start submitting the Ministry Reporting Data and submit Invoices for wage reimbursement. Submission of these documents is mandatory. Please refer to the Agency FAQ for more details or contact NOSM Summer Studentship if additional direction is required.

For Invoices:

For submission:

  • Students do not complete this form.
  • Any AUTHORIZED STAFF MEMBER may complete this form after the student has completed the placement.
  • Student employment particulars, including actual hours of work and wages.
  • One form will be required for each student who was hired through this program.

The survey can be accessed here: 2023 SSP Agency Reporting

Submissions MUST be completed before December 1, 2023. Agencies that do not complete this on time will be disqualified from next year’s applications.