The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) General Internal Medicine program focuses on preparation for training in northern, regional and rural settings, allowing the option of special certification in areas of resident interest such as endoscopy or stress testing. The fourth year program will be designed to meet the particular interests of applicants and will offer a year based on selections from the following:
- 3-6 blocks Community General Internal Medicine
- 3-6 blocks GI with a focus on endoscopy
- 3-6 blocks Cardiology with a focus on training in Echocardiography and Stress
- 3 blocks ICU
- 3 blocks Nephrology with a focus on community dialysis
- 3 blocks research or elective
In addition, residents will be offered the option of ATLS during the fourth year. The anticipated outcome is of a well rounded generalist trained to provide a broad range of services which are in high demand in General Internal Medicine practice. The program has the potential to give residents enhanced procedural and other skill sets depending on resident interest and career goals.
Versatility and flexibility are the hallmarks of true generalists and will be the basis of NOSM’s PGY4 GIM program.
The academic curriculum will focus on preparation for practice, Northern practice and exam preparation as outlined below:
Journal Club and rounds will continue in conjunction with the PGY1-3 residents.
Other Highlights of NOSM Residency Training
- A unique and challenging hands-on learning experience in a range of Northern urban, rural and remote clinical settings.
- 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 patient care and excellent medical education.
- Commitment to resident learning rather than resident service.
- Self-directed, learner-centered training to meet your career goals.
- Exposure to the culture and social fabric of Francophone and Aboriginal communities.
- Financial support from NOSM for resident travel to and from clinical placements away from the home base and all mandatory educational activities at non home base locations.
- Accommodation support from NOSM for rotations away from primary residence. Opportunity to participate in research under expert guidance.
- Funding available from NOSM for research, professional development and conferences.
- Access to advanced technology and informatics in residency training.
- 24/7 access 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.