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Students & Residents: Elective and Rotations Opportunities – Hearst, Ontario
The community, the hospital and our team of health professionals, believe in the importance of providing opportunities to students and residents in gaining rural and northern health care experience and perspectives.
Several opportunities are available for family medicine electives and rotations
• Medical students and residents
• Nursing students
• Allied health students
Hearst is one of the only communities in Ontario that is able to provide truly multicultural family medicine experiences involving a Francophone work environment while providing services to the Anglophone and First Nation residents.
Our community collaborate with the Northern School of Medicine (NOSM) www.nosm.ca for several programs including the Northern Ontario Electives Program. Elective Program Link
Other collaborations exist with several universities and colleges for rural electives-rotations and/ or francophone rural week.In the last few years, medical students and residents have come from NOSM (Sudbury and Thunder Bay), University of Ottawa, Queen’s University, Western University, Université de Montréal and others.
Out team of health professionals ensure that students actively participate in clinic, hospital, emergency department and operating department services (physiotherapy, laboratory, diagnostic imaging, respiratory therapy, diabetes center…), and are happy to share their expertise, knowledge and experience. Students and residents that have visited us in the past (for either one week or a few months) tell us that they really enjoy the one-on-one time and attention and the fact that they get to participate in all aspects of medical care.They just loved the community!
We will help you arrange for accommodations, travel plans, and will provide you with a welcome package, courtesy passes and support during your stay in our community. We have accommodations which are fully furnished complete with all amenities.Orientation (community and hospital) is always provided upon your arrival.
Contact us for more information
Marylène T. Comeau, recruitment coordinator
Dr Richard Claveau
Thank you to all past students and residents for choosing our community.
Mikael LevesqueNOSM / EMNOÉtudiant medical student
Sarah LeblancQueen’s UniversityÉtudiant medical student
Patrick LaflecheUniversité d’OttawaÉtudiant medical student
Britt Lehmann-BenderUniversité d’OttawaÉtudiant medical student
Jamie RayUniversité d’OttawaÉtudiant medical student
Kirsty Locke-RobinsonNOSM / EMNOÉtudiant medical student
Claudine LanthierNOSM / EMNOÉtudiant medical student
Melissa MillsNOSM / EMNOÉtudiant medical student
Dr Mathieu CourchesneUniversité d’OttawaResident family medicine de famille
Dr Michèle JompheUniversité de MontréalResident family medicine de famille
Marjolaine Talbot-LemaireUniversité d’OttawaÉtudiant medical student
Renée-Anne MontpellierNOSM / EMNOÉtudiant medical student
Josée PoulinNOSM / EMNOÉtudiant medical student
Christine QuirionNOSM / EMNOÉtudiant medical student
Dr Hong Chau NguyenNOSM / EMNOResident family medicine de famille
Dr Fahamia KoudraWestern UniversityResident family medicine de famille
Dominic SéguinCité collégialeThérapie respiratoire / RT
Dr Ryan FreistatterNOSM / EMNOResident family medicine de famille
Jason GabelUniversité LaurentienneSciences infirmières / nursing
François PomerleauUniversité d’OttawaÉtudiant medical student
Jessica MoeQueen’s UniversityÉtudiant medical student
Clarissa MoodieQueen’s UniversityÉtudiant medical student
Pamela VienneauUniversité d’OttawaDiététiste / dietician
Lissa D’amboiseUniversité d’OttawaDiététiste / dietician
Amélie PélandUniversité d’OttawaÉtudiant medical student
Roxanne BarilNOSM / EMNOÉtudiant medical student
Sara BélangerNOSM / EMNOÉtudiant medical student
Paul MironNOSM / EMNOÉtudiant medical student
Lina ShoppoffUniversité d’OttawaÉtudiant medical student
Émilie Gingras BourgeaultNOSM / EMNOÉtudiant medical student
Francis DubéUniversité d’OttawaÉtudiant medical student
Ian PaquetteNOSM / EMNOÉtudiant medical student
Lianne GauvinNOSM / EMNOÉtudiant medical student
Yves CharretteNOSM / EMNOResident family medicine de famille
Marie-Eve BeaucheminUniversité d’OttawaÉtudiant medical student
Annie LevesqueUniversité d’OttawaÉtudiant medical student
Amanda FowlerNOSM / EMNOÉtudiant medical student
Candice WaltonNOSM / EMNOÉtudiant medical student
Northern Ontario Electives Program – Hearst, Ontario
The Northern Ontario Electives Program (NEP) is administered by the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM).
Applications and further details on the application process can be found in under How to Apply. How to apply link
The program provides a variety of high quality rural clinical learning opportunities in Northern Ontario. Hearst is a community where an elective can be arranged. It is designed for undergraduate medical students and postgraduate residents from both family medicine and specialty programs. Medical trainees from all Ontario Faculties of Medicine can gain access to Northern community-based clinical learning opportunities by registering in the Electives Program. The duration of electives must be a minimum of four weeks.
Learners can expect a high quality educational experience that offers one-on-one individual teaching and learning with a clinical facilitator in an exciting practice environment. Each elective provides an opportunity to develop skills in an informal setting and offers hands-on exposure to a wide range of medical situations that are often not available in a larger urban teaching centre. Each learner works closely with a clinical facilitator to meet learning objectives with regular feedback and evaluations. During rotations, learners are exposed to medical practice and lifestyle opportunities in a wide range of Northern Ontario urban and rural communities.
Clinical facilitator are enthusiastic and knowledgeable clinical role models who are committed to teaching and practicing in Northern Ontario. They uphold a high standard of care and thrive on achieving patient well-being.
For medical students, the Dean of the Undergraduate Program in which the student is enrolled must first approve electives. Once the elective is approved, a letter of good standing from the university must be sent directly to the Administrative Coordinator. Medical students will be required to send in a current photograph and placement learning objectives with the letter of good standing
For postgraduate residents, the Director of the Postgraduate Program in which the resident is enrolled must approve all elective requests. Once the elective is approved, a letter of good standing from the university must be sent directly to the Administrative Coordinator. Residents will be required to send in a recent photograph, a copy of a recent curriculum vitae, proof of CMPA (with effective coverage dates) and CPSO (licensing approvals), as well as, learning objectives with the letter of good standing.
Elective rotations are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Travel funding is provided for one round-trip to and from the learning site. Accommmodation is also provided for the learner and a stipend for the preceptor.
The Northern Ontario School of Medicine is a pioneering faculty of medicine. The School is a joint initiative of Lakehead and Laurentian Universities with main campuses in Thunder Bay and Sudbury, and multiple teaching and research sites across Northern Ontario. By educating skilled physicians and undertaking health research suited to community needs, the School will become a cornerstone of community health care in Northern Ontario.
Coordinator - Electives for NOSM Learners
Phone: (705) 662-7127 Fax: (705) 662-7143
Coordinator - Northeastern Ontario Electives
Phone: (705) 662-7109 Fax: (705) 662-7164
Coordinator - Northwestern Ontario Electives
(also processes all Interprovincial and International Applications for Northern Ontario)
Phone: (807) 766-7322 Fax: (807) 766-7370
Studying for a Career in Health Care
You’re thinking about your career options and may be considering the health care field. When you choose a career as a physician, nurse or allied health professional, you have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others. It’s challenging work, but also extremely rewarding.
Please visit student center of the Health Force Ontario Web site - HFO Student Web Link to help you explore different health care career options and outline the path to becoming a physician, nurse or allied health professional.
Working as a:
· Allied Health Professional
How to become a:
· Allied Health Professional
Resources available for students:
· Physician Resources
· Nurse Resources
· Allied Health Professional Resources
Bursary and Loan Program
The community has in place a bursary and loan program for medical students and residents which could total up to $100,000.
The program is available for successful 3rd and 4th year medical school applicants and PGY1 and
PGY-2 residents (family medicine & general surgery).
This program is in exchange for a return of Service Agreement in the community.
Contact us for more information:
Marylène T. Comeau – recruitment coordinator
Tel (705)372-2968 firstname.lastname@example.org
Northern Ontario Summer Studentship Program
The Summer Studentship Program (SSP) is administered by the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM). The program gives priority to health professional students of any school in Ontario who come from Northern Ontario. Non-northern learners are considered based on space allowances.
The SSP provides paid jobs for 4 to 8 weeks in health care settings across Northern Ontario. Positions operate on a 35 hour work week and the learner earns $11.00 per hour. The work is varied and may include research, special projects or “shadowing”. Positions may not always provide for a “hands-on”.
The intent of the SSP is to enhance the learners knowledge of healthcare in the North. The learner becomes the employee of the agency/institution and abides by their policies and procedures.
This program is not an elective, it is a paid job! Several different opportunities are available in Hearst in different health fields. The dates of employment are mutually decided upon depending on the learners’ preferences and the availability and need of the hospital. Accommodation is not provided.
Learners work and live in a wide variety of Northern Ontario communities
Learners obtain a broad perspective of working in healthcare
Learners may earn up to $3080.00
Mileage allowances to and from the placement site may be provided
Shanna Leclair, Clinical Placement Coordinator
Tel: (705) 662-7127 Fax: (705) 675-4858
How to Apply NOSM summer studentship program
Applications are only accepted between November 1 and December 31 annually. Once you have submitted your online application the following documents must be submitted:
· An up-to-date resume
· A transcript of with your most recent academic marks. If a transcript is not available, a letter of good standing will be required from the program Dean or his/her designate.
Summer Health Careers Camp
Notre-Dame Hospital (Hearst)
You are in high school…
You are potentially interested in a health care related career…
You would like to live an incredible week with other students like you in a real hospital environment and learning from several different departments…
Do not hesitate to obtain more information and register for the next edition of the camp.The next camp will be held in the summer of 2012.Participation to the program is free.
For application information, please contact :
Marylène T. Comeau
Tel : 372-2968
Email : email@example.com
You can get the application form on our website :
Education, Education, Education
Looks like that education is the answer when considering a career in the health care field.
Find out what kind of education you need for different careers. Which careers should you consider, based on the length of training and education that is most suited to you? Some careers require a one-year certificate, while others require up to 12 years of post-secondary education!
Here’s a quick look at how much education is required for health care careers.
Certificate or College (1-3 Years)
Personal Support Worker Acupuncturist
Massage Therapist Biotechnologist
Cardiology Technologist Radiation Technologist
Ultrasound Technologist Optician
Dental Assistant Dental Hygienist
Denturist Medical Health Record Technician
Medical Laboratory Technologist Paramedic/Ambulance Attendant
Registered Practical Nurse And many others…
College or University (3-4 Years)
Health Care Manager Midwife
Public Health Inspector Kinesiologist
Occupational Therapist Physiotherapist
Podiatrist/Chiropodist Respiratory Therapist
Addictions Counsellor Optometrist
Registered Nurse And many others…
Post Graduate (5 Plus Years)
Chiropractor Family Therapist
Dentist Audiologist/Speech Therapist
Family Doctor Physician Specialist
Nurse Practitioner Veterinarian
And many others…
A Career in Health Care
Are you in grade 7? You’re dreaming about a career…
Are you in grade 8? You have to make your course selection for high school…
Are you in grade 9, 10 or11?You’re thinking about career options…
Are you in grade 12? You have to make choices…
If you like helping people and you’re looking for a job that offers a challenge – and good pay – consider a career in community health care. Doctors and nurses aren’t the only health care providers in your community – you could become a high tech radiologist or a “hands-on” massage therapist or even a public health inspector!
Why Choose a Career In Health Care?
• Because skilled health care providers are in demand!
• Our population is aging and will need more health care services
• There is a shortage of health care providers right now – especially doctors and nurses
• Advances in technology and pharmacology are opening doors for skilled technicians
• Our aging workforce (the babyboomers) means many health care providers will be retiring within the next decade
How to Get Started…
Talk to your teacher or guidance counsellor to find out more. They will be able to help you find more information and might even be able to connect you with people working in the field or make suggestions about which career would be best for you.
Consider doing some volunteer work in the field you are interested in.
Consider a high school co-op program, where you can get practical work experience.
Try spending a day job-shadowing someone in your community who is working in the job you’re interested in.
Check out the website links for the careers you’re interested in.
Explore college and university programs. Look at websites and calendars of colleges and universities to check out courses and requirements.
Don’t miss out on career days and fairs at your school and in your community!
And the Best Part Is…
These jobs are available right in your own “backyard” in every community. You don’t have to go to a big city to work in health care. Health care is the #1 priority for people in Ontario and that means that every community needs people like you to keep them healthy.
30% of health care providers will be retiring in the next 12 to 15 years
Are you in grade 4 to 8?
Find below health related reports prepared by the Northeast Training board (FNETB). The FNETB is funded by the Ministry of Training , Colleges and Universities and covers the geographic are between Hearst and New Liskeard.
careers in the health care sector fnetb.pdf
health care sector labour market forecast 2008 ontario northeast.pdf
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