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Northern Ontario Summer Studentship Program (SSP)

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

NOSM’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, the job duties, the rate of pay, and the duration of the employment contract is 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 everyday 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

Click HERE for a larger listing of comments and experiences.

Student Applications

September 1, 2023,  Update

2024 Student Applications will open February 1, 2024.

In anticipation of applying, please review the 2024 Summer Studentship FAQ’s to ensure that all of the requirements have been met in order to apply. Incomplete applications will not be accepted, and documentation will not be accepted after the deadline.

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

September 1, 2023,  Update

Agency Applications will start November 1, 2023 and will remain open until January 1, 2024. Please mark your calendars and consult widely within your organization to ensure future applications are complete. Late applications or changes will not be accepted by the program.

Please refer to the 2024 NOSM Agency FAQ’s for additional time line information.

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

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 that 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 years applications.