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Medical Students & Residents

Resources and Support to Plan Your Medical Career

The Government of the Northwest Territories, along with Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA), are pleased to support both Canadian Medical Residents and Medical Students during their Clerkship who have and interest in rural elective placements. Each NTHSSA Region finalizes arrangements with residents and medical students based on availability of preceptors.

Please contact the Region directly to set up medical electives:


  • Specialists: Stanton Territorial Hospital– Executive Assistant, Medical Affairs 867.669.4102
  • Family Practice (includes OBS, ER, GPA): Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority –Yellowknife Region - Derek Orlaw 867.873.7257



Travel/Accommodation Support

Medical students may seek assistance for their transportation costs to the Region sponsoring their elective and should discuss what would be covered with the Region sponsoring them.  Transportation costs covered would include return airfare from their university city to the community where the elective will occur.

Students and residents are responsible for their own accommodation arrangements. Each Region will be able to provide a list of economical accommodation options.