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Program Overview & Highlights

Program Overview

Length of training: five (5) years

All core rotations may be completed in distributed Northern Ontario sites, including the three main sites, North Bay, Sault Ste. Marie and Thunder Bay. Other training locations have included Sioux Lookout, Kenora, Penetanguishene, Midland and Sudbury. Based on the resident’s personal learning plan, the content, sequence of training and schedule of movement between teaching sites may vary.

Rotations are supervised by highly experienced and committed clinical academic faculty who have chosen to practice in Northern Ontario’s underserviced regions. The resident will have an opportunity to be involved in the care and management of patients in a wide variety of clinical areas

Program Highlights

The following represent the highlights of our program:

  • A comprehensive understanding of the cultural, geographic and socioeconomic determinants of mental and addiction disorders in a Northern urban, rural or remote clinical setting.
  • A core value and focus on social accountability.
  • An unique and challenging learning experience.
  • Unparalleled preceptor support from physicians committed to practicing in Northern Ontario.
  • Early integration as a key member of a health care team dedicated to professionalism, high quality and accessible patient care.
  • Commitment to excellence in medical education and Resident learning.
  • Self-directed, learner-centered training to meet your career goals.
  • Exposure to the culture and social fabric of Francophone and Indigenous communities.
  • Financial support from NOSM U for Resident travel to and from core clinical placements away from the primary site and all mandatory educational activities at non home site locations.
  • Housing support from NOSM U for core rotations away from primary residence.
  • Opportunity to participate in research under expert guidance.
  • Funding available from NOSM U for research, professional development and conferences.
  • Access to advanced technology and informatics in residency training.
  • 24/7 access to electronic search engines, electronic indexes as well as an extensive collection of electronic medical/health journals and textbooks.
  • Exceptional lifestyle balance with a wide variety of outstanding Northern Ontario recreational opportunities.