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CampMed

The safety of the NOSM University 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 University has tentatively decided to deliver CampMed 2023 with a virtual and in-person component (COVID-19 restrictions permitting). 

Want to receive an email notification when CampMed 2023 Registration opens? Complete and submit the following survey to receive an email from campmed@nosm.ca when the registration opens!:

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CampMed is NOSM University’s annual summer camp that provides students with a unique opportunity to be inspired to consider a future as a healthcare professional. CampMed provides Northern Ontario and rural and remote students of Canadawith an opportunity to explore Indigenous and Francophone culture, health and traditions, health-care careers, obtain hands-on experience, and find a mentor.

Virtual CampMed was a huge success last year with record-high participation throughout Northern Ontario. Additional information including student registration and dates will be posted on this website later this spring. We look forward to another great summer with our campers!

For CampMed 2023, some students will have the opportunity to participate in-person (COVID-19 restrictions permitting), while others will have the opportunity to participate from the comfort of their homes. This will allow for more students across Northern Ontario to participate in this exciting and educational summer camp.

CampMed 2023 Dates: TBD

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CampMed has been a successful pathway to medicine at NOSM University:

  • 674 Total Campers – 23 who have since been admitted to NOSM University
  • 75 University student volunteers since 2016 – 10 who have since been admitted to NOSM
  • 167 Indigenous Campers
  • 238 Francophone Campers
  • 245 Campers from over 48 different communities in Northern Ontario

NOTE: The above statistics are based on the available data for the in-person CampMed from 2006-2019.

We hope that you will consider contributing to this important work of inspiring the youth of Northern Ontario to see themselves as the health care professionals of our tomorrow.

Read about the impact/influence CampMed can have on the career path of a student here.

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Application/Registration Information

In-Person CampMed

Complete and submit the Receive CampMed Notifications form to receive an email notification when CampMed 2023 Registration opens!

Eligibility

In-Person CampMed accepts applications from high school students who:

  • Are in Grade 10 or Grade 11 as of June 2023
  • Live in Northern Ontario or other rural and remote parts of Canada
  • Submit a completed application form with all required documentation by the application deadline

How to Apply

Submit the application form, including a short essay (max. 250 words) about why you are interested in Health Sciences by the application deadline.


Virtual CampMed

Complete and submit the Receive CampMed Notifications form to receive an email notification when CampMed 2023 Registration opens!

Eligibility

Virtual CampMed accepts registrations from high school students who:

  • Are in Grades 9 through 12 as of June 2023
  • Live in Northern Ontario or other rural and remote parts of Canada
  • Submit a completed registration form by the registration deadline

How to Register

Submit the registration form by the Virtual CampMed registration deadline. Payment of the $75 (non-refundable) registration fee is due upon submission of your completed registration form.

Four Pillars of CampMed

 

CampMed is founded on four pillars of learning. From top left and going clock wise, the icons in the new branding represent interprofessionalism, leadership, culture, and clinical skills—the knowledge and skills that participants gain from attending CampMed.

 


Interprofessional

Participants attending CampMed learn the importance of interprofessionalism in health-care settings by learning about various health careers and how those professionals work together to ensure the well-being and health of patients. The majority of the interprofessional learning at CampMed is provided by the health-care professionals who participate in the career fair as well as their mentors who are the NOSM’s students and undergraduate student volunteers from Northern Ontario.


Leadership

Throughout the week, the CampMed participants are provided with opportunities to observe the leadership skills of their mentors to build on their own leadership skills set as they are placed in situations that give them a safe setting to step out of their comfort zone and challenge themselves to lead.


Cultural

At CampMed, participants will learn about Francophone and Indigenous health and culture in ways that will broaden their understanding of health needs of Northern Ontario. In simple terms they learn what it means to be a socially accountable health professional. These cultural competencies are woven throughout the week-long curriculum.


Clinical Skills

CampMed offers participants a unique opportunity to get hands-on experience by learning medical and health sciences clinical skills, such as casting, inserting an NG tube, suturing, etc.

CampMed Coordinator Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding CampMed, please contact:

Lindsay Lemieux
CampMed Coordinator
campmed@nosm.ca
1-800-461-8777 ext. 7454

To stay up to date, follow our medical student-led Instagram NOSM_FutureMD’s for event information, advice, and to experience a day in the life of a medical student!

We want to give a special thank you to our generous donors! Without you, this annual camp would not be possible.

  • Kenny Family Foundation Fund
  • Aubrey & Marla Dan Foundation

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