Education at Health Sciences North

Health Sciences North is affiliated with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Laurentian University, Cambrian College and Collège Boréal. As an academic health sciences centre, we work with our partners, to provide valuable learning experiences across a variety of disciplines. 

Simulation Laboratory

  The Simulation Laboratory promotes high-quality educational activities across all health professions including nursing, respiratory therapy, paramedicine, physicians and other allied health practitioners. Through collaboration with our partners at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) we are fostering the future of medical care in the north and providing an environment for patient, and learner-safe education.

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Grand Rounds and Lecture Series


Grand Rounds are 1-hour sessions, presented by HSN physicians or residents on topics that satisfy a need (gathered through surveys, evaluations of previous Grand Rounds or identified within the institution).These sessions are held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday from September to May in Health Sciences North’s Lecture Rooms and broadcasted through OTN.

All physicians from the community are invited to attend Grand Rounds and Lecture Series at Health Sciences North. 

Lecture Series invites physicians from outside Health Sciences North and other healthcare professionals to provide a 1-hour education session. Lecture Series are held as required from September to May. 

All upcoming Grand Rounds and Lecture Series schedules will be posted here. 

Be sure to refer back often- the next topic could be of interest to you and your team!

Click here for a list of upcoming rounds!


Students & Medical Learners


Health Sciences North supports the education of students and medical learners through enriching co-operative education programs, secondary and post-secondary school placements, internships, residencies and fellowships. During your visit to the hospital, you will be seen by a team of health care professionals, some of which may be in-training. Individuals in-training will identify themselves to you as learners or medical residents. Working under the close supervision of hospital staff and attending physicians, they play an important role in the care and treatment of you and your family. Do not hesitate to ask them questions about their role in your care. 

Key Contacts:

  • Medical Students/Residents or Job Shadowing a Physician: 705-523-7100 x 3344
  • Student Placements/Job Shadows: 705-523-7100 x 3065
  • Volunteer Services: 705-523-7100 x 3182 or 705-523-7179

Student Placement Feedback:

​Student Placement feedback is important in order to continuously improve and enrich our placement program here at HSN. Doing so will allow us to continue to deliver quality care to our patients.

We would ask students (not including medical learners) who are currently on placement at HSN to fill out a brief survey. Click here to access the survey. Your privacy is important to us – please note all information you provide is anonymous will be kept confidential. Thank you for your participation as we work to improve the student and patient experience!




Health Sciences Library

The Health Sciences Library is a hospital resource that strives to support Health Sciences North staff, physicians, residents and students in their commitment to providing excellence in patient care, education and the advancement of research. 

The Library maintains current and authoritative resources in both print and electronic formats.  Knowledgeable staff are able to assist with research and offer practical training sessions.  The library provides a welcoming space to conduct research, read a book, or hold meetings.

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Northeast Cancer Centre Patient Library

Patient Library The Northeast Cancer Centre Patient Library welcomes patients and families to read and take home books, view videos, enjoy internet access and learn through interactive multimedia.

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