Dr. Sandra Cameron

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Melanie Desloges

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Program Highlights

The NOSM University Internal Medicine Program is a core Royal College IM Program that allows you the choice to apply to a Medical Subspecialty Program after 3 years of training or continuing in the Program to become an excellent, well-rounded General Internist, confident and capable of practising in a Northern, rural or remote community.

We are a small Program, which allows you unparalleled opportunities to get to know your peers and the faculty, learn first-hand from the staff, perform procedures even in your first year, and develop a flexible schedule to match your learning needs.

Based in Northern Ontario communities varying from smaller towns to cities, you will gain experience with first-hand exposure to the full spectrum of IM disease entities, providing learning opportunities beyond a text-book. You will see patients with conditions you thought you would only read about, and may be the physician to diagnoses them.

There is unmatched involvement and support from the IM faculty at all sites, who have your success at heart and work hard to help you achieve your goals, to the extent of personally contacting other schools to help you arrange electives and recommending you for Subspecialty matches.

NOSM University supports you as you travel to and live in communities away from your home base for your core rotations.

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General Information

Since its inception, the Internal Medicine program has grown and developed in response to resident feedback. Northern Ontario offers residents a rare opportunity to develop the broad-based knowledge and skills of a true general internist, in an environment with a wide variety of patient problems, diseases and conditions. Residents gain skills quickly in an environment with high clinical responsibility backed-up by strong support from preceptors.

With a diverse exposure to all subspecialty procedures and clinical scenarios, residents completing NOSM University Internal Medicine program can expect to practice as highly trained, competent and confident Internal Medicine generalists.

The following represent the highlights of our program:

  • Unmatched opportunities to develop and learn technical and practical subspecialty skills early in your residency
  • Unparalleled preceptor support with lower learner to preceptor ratios, often working solely with your preceptor
  • 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
  • Self-directed, learner-centred training to meet your career goals
  • Exposure to the culture and social fabric of Francophone and Indigenous communities
  • Housing and support from NOSM University for rotations away from primary residence
  • Opportunity to participate in research under expert guidance
  • Access to advanced technology and informatics in residency training
  • 24/7 access to electric 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
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Salary Information

Post graduate salaries and benefits differ by province and are determined by two things: your training year, and the province you work in. See below the salaries and benefits for NOSM University - Internal Medicine - Sudbury.
Effective October 4th, 2023 
Professional Leave
7 working days/year
Additional time off provided for writing any CND or US certification exam, leave includes the exam date and reasonable travel time to and from the exam site. Additional RCPSC & CFPC Certification Examination
Prep Time
  1. Subject to operational requirements and at the request of a resident, a resident will not be scheduled for call duties for a period up to fourteen days prior to a CFPC or RCPSC certification exam.
  2. Subject to operational requirements and at the request of a resident, a resident *will be granted up to seven consecutive days off during one of the four week*s preceding a CFPC or RCPSC certification exam.
Annual Vacation
4 weeks
Meal Allowance
Frequency of Calls
1 in 4 In-hospital, 1 in 3 home
Pregnancy Leave
17 weeks
Parental Leave
35 weeks, 37 weeks if resident did not take pregnancy leave
Supplemental Unemployment Benefit (SUB) Plan
Top-up to 84% 27 weeks for women who take pregnancy and parental leave; 12 weeks for parents on stand-alone parental leave.
Provincial Health Insurance
Extended Health Insurance
Provincial Dues (% of salary)
Dental Plan
85% paid for eligible expenses
CMPA Dues Paid
Under current arrangements, residents are rebated by Ministry of Health and Long Term Care for dues in excess of $300.
Long-Term Disability Insurance
Yes – 70% of salary, non-taxable.
Statutory and Floating Holidays
2 weeks leave with full pay and benefits;
10 stat days plus 1 personal floater.
Residents are entitled to at least 5 consecutive days off over the Christmas or New Year period, which accounts for 3 statutory holidays (Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day), and 2 weekend days.
Life Insurance
Yes, 2x salary
Salary and Benefit Continuance
A resident that can’t work due to illness or injury will have salary and benefits maintained for 6 months or until end of appointment (whichever occurs first)
Call Stipend
$127.60 in-hospital; $63.80 home call or qualifying shift on shift-based services.
Weekend premium:
$140.36 in-hospital; $70.18 home call or qualifying shift on shift-based services.
Updated October 4, 2023

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Explore Location

East (Sudbury & North Bay)
View of the Sudbury Science North building from Hermit's Bay
The City of Greater Sudbury is centrally located in Northeastern Ontario at the convergence of three major highways. It is situated on the Canadian Shield in the Great Lakes Basin and is composed of a rich mix of urban, suburban, rural and wilderness environments. Greater Sudbury is 3,627 square kilometres in area, making it the geographically largest municipality in Ontario and second largest in Canada. Greater Sudbury is considered a city of lakes, containing 330 lakes and the largest lake contained within a city, Lake Wanapitei.

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