Dr. Sandra Cameron
Canadian Medical Graduates
International Medical Graduates
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 U supports you as you travel to and live in communities away from your home base for your core rotations.
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:
Effective October 4th, 2023
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
Frequency of Calls
1 in 4 In-hospital, 1 in 3 home
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)
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.
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)
$127.60 in-hospital; $63.80 home call or qualifying shift on shift-based services.
$140.36 in-hospital; $70.18 home call or qualifying shift on shift-based services.