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CampMed 2018

This year (2018) marked the thirteenth year that NOSM has hosted week-long summer camps for high school students interested in a career in health care. Formerly known as NOSM’s Health Sciences Summer Camp, CampMed features new branding and a renewed focus on four core learning areas.


About 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 students gain from attending CampMed.


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.

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.

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

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) maintains a commitment to providing information to rural, remote, Indigenous, and Francophone youth about health careers. CampMed provides students with a unique opportunity to learn about professions in the health-care sector.

The camp provides Northern Ontario and rural and remote students of Canada going into grade 10 and 11 in September with an opportunity to explore Indigenous culture, health and tradition, Francophone culture, health and tradition, health-care careers, obtain hands-on experience, and find a mentor.

What to Expect at CampMed 2018

Explore the activities you have the opportunity to take part in while attending CampMed!

Group photo of Campmed 2018 Sudbury participants and Team Leads in large classroom
Sudbury 2018 Agenda
Group photo of twelve Thunder Bay CampMed participants in lab displaying casted arms
Thunder Bay 2018 Agenda







Deadlines, Dates & Locations

Application Deadline

The application deadline was Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Note: The application deadline for the Lakehead University Campus in Thunder Bay was extended to April 30, 2018.

Dates and Locations

Held at Laurentian University on July 9 – 13, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Thunder Bay
Held at Lakehead University on July 16 – 20, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Selected applicants were required to submit a non refundable registration fee of $400. This included the weeks activities as well as lunches and snacks.

Transportation and accommodation were the responsibility of the participant.

How to Apply


CampMed accepted applications from high school students who:

  • Are going into grades 10 and 11 in September of the year of camp
  • Live in Northern Ontario or other rural and remote parts of Canada
  • Submit a completed application with all required documentation by the application deadline

How to Apply

Submit the following application documents to

  • Completed application form (2 pages)
  • Three essays (see application form for essay questions)
  • Reference letter from your education director, teacher, guidance counselor, principal, or member of the community/organization in which you are an active member (coach, music teacher, supervisor or volunteer activity, etc.) Ensure that your reference provides comments on why you should be considered for one of the limited spots at NOSM’s CampMed.

NOTE: Scanned copies or photos are acceptable for submission.

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