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Northern Ontario (NOSM)

Northern Ontario (NOSM)

All clinical placements in rehabilitation sciences in Northern Ontario are coordinated through the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM). Please see the NOSM website for information. NOSM distinguishes between Northeastern and Northwestern Ontario. Northeastern NOSM is considered to be Huntsville, Parry Sound, Sault Ste Marie, Wawa, and north up to Moosonee. Northwestern NOSM is considered to be west of Wawa and includes Thunder Bay, Dryden, Kenora, Sioux Outlook, etc.

Before applying, students MUST contact the Director of Clinical Education for details on application procedures. Students are not to complete the NOSM online application form until instructed to do so by the Director of Clinical Education. There are a limited number of fieldwork placements in Northern Ontario which provide funding for housing and travel. In the event that more than one student is interested in a particular funded placement, applications will be reviewed by the University Fieldwork Instructors to determine which student application will be forwarded on to NOSM. When the student applies online to NOSM, they will state their choices as to geographical area and practice setting and NOSM will attempt to find a placement based on student preference.

Please note that University of Toronto students do not have priority for placements in other catchment areas; there is no guarantee from NOSM that a placement in the requested area can be arranged.

Applications for Northern Ontario placement requests are generally due 4 to 5 months prior to the start of placement. Exact deadlines dates will be communicated to students by a member of the Fieldwork Team. There is no application fee for NOSM placements.

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