Kenora Area Physician Recruitment

Medical Learners

Who we are

Lake of the Woods Health Sciences Campus in affiliation with NOSM offers extensive teaching and learning experiences. Our Inter-professional teams work together with our local education institutions to deliver interactive and engaging skill-building opportunities. We are proud of our fulsome, inter-professional learning environment.

Students interested in further information about the Northern Ontario School of Medicine are encouraged to visit:

Both Undergraduate and Postgraduate medical students and residents need to apply for electives through the NOSM education application portal.

Rural Northern Ontario offers an incredible learning experience for Visiting Family Medicine Residents. Explore the rural generalist family medicine elective opportunities available at the NOSM University Visiting FM Rural Elective Program.

As an inter-professional teaching site, Lake of the Woods Health Sciences campus welcomes students from various programs: Rehabilitation Sciences, Registered Dietician, Nursing, Laboratory, Diagnostic Imaging.


Phase 2 (Year 3) Kenora hosts third year medical students in their eight-month Comprehensive Community Clerkship (CCC). Students will participate in a wide range of clinical learning activities within the community as well as engage in peer group learning sessions including Virtual Academic Rounds (VARs) and Distributed Topic Sessions (DTS). Students undertake a reflective research project based in the needs and dynamics of their host communities. Elective experiences are included during this Phase.

Phase 3 (Year 4) Phase 3 takes place in the academic health science centres in either Thunder Bay or Sudbury and is organized around a series of specialty clerkship rotations: Surgery, Internal Medicine, Children’s Health, Women’s Health, Mental Health, and Emergency Medicine. The integrated exposure to various specialties and subspecialties in this Phase provides students with the opportunity to assess specialties which they may choose to pursue as career choices. In this Phase, there are opportunities to experience medicine in different settings through elective experiences which can be done (by request) in Kenora.


Medical Students interested in experiencing full-scope Rural Family Medicine are able to CaRMs match (prospective residents/how to apply) to the NOSM Rural stream with Kenora as a host site for the longitudinal residency. Our residents are given access to several different family medicine practice profiles during their FM blocks with the option to stay with us for electives or try out other communities.

Contact us for more information! Applications for elective rotations must be processed through the NOSM education portal.

Whether you are attending the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, another Ontario Medical School or a medical school in another province, Kenora offers elective opportunities for post-graduate residents in:

  • Family Medicine – Rural
  • Family Medicine – Indigenous
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Internal Medicine – General
  • Surgery – General
  • Anesthesia
  • Pathology
  • Public Health
  • Psychiatry

What to Expect

The Kenora area is filled with countless recreation activities, in-door and out!  While in our community you will be connected with many opportunities to help you find your work-life balance!

All of our learners receive free access to the Kenora Recreation centre offering pools, arena, exercise rooms & classes and more!

Kenora is home to 1 of 6 ORNGE bases and learners often participate in a ride-out and/or take a shift with a Medical Director in the control centre.

NOSM housing is conveniently located next to the hospital on beautiful Lake of the Woods.

Who to Contact

We are here to answer any questions you may have about the learning experience in Kenora.

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