Thunder Bay is home to Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) as well as Lakehead University and Confederation College. Both the College and University offer various health-related programming. Visit Lakehead University and Confederation College online to browse undergraduate and postgraduate courses and programs.
Learn more about academic opportunities in Thunder Bay non-specific to health care.
Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM)
The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is an award-winning socially accountable medical school renowned for its innovative model of distributed, community-engaged education and research. With a focus on diversity, inclusion, and advocacy for health equity, NOSM relies on the commitment and expertise of the peoples and communities of Northern Ontario to educate health-care professionals to practise in Indigenous, Francophone, rural, remote and underserved communities.
NOSM runs a range of educational programs spanning the undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing professional phases of physician training as well as a number of professions such as registered dietitians and physician assistants.
NOSM’s Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) Program is responsible for delivering the four years of study that lead to the Medicine Doctor (MD) degree. Upon completion of the UME Program, graduates will have earned their MD and will be ready and able to undertake postgraduate training anywhere in Canada, albeit, with a special affinity for training and clinical practice in northern urban, rural, remote, Indigenous, and Francophone communities.
To learn more about NOSM’s MD program, visit www.nosm.ca/education/md-program/.
Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) offers postgraduate education residency training in family medicine, seven Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada specialties, as well as family medicine PGY3 enhanced skills programs.
NOSM’s family medicine residency program, Residents of the Canadian Shield (RoCS), provides two years of family practice training leading to certification in family medicine from the College of Family Physicians of Canada. The goal of the program is to prepare family physicians with the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes for practice in Northern remote and rural communities.
To learn more about NOSM’s Residents of the Canadian Shield (RoCS) family medicine resident training, visit www.nosm.ca/familymedicine/program-overview-highlights/.
Training in the following specialties is available through NOSM:
- general surgery
- internal medicine
- public health and preventive medicine
- orthopedic surgery
Learn more about specialty residency training at NOSM.
For those family medicine residents who wish to further their knowledge and training in certain areas, NOSM’s post-graduate year 3 (PGY3) programs include Emergency, Anaesthesia, Enhanced Skills Maternity Care and Self Directed Enhanced Skills.
To learn more about enhanced skills training at NOSM, visit www.nosm.ca/enhancedskills.
Scholarship of $500 for medical school graduates who are starting a Family Medicine residency. Learn more and apply.