Five new family medicine residents match in Sault Ste. Marie

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

The Sault Ste. Marie Physician Recruitment and Retention program announces a significant milestone in enhancing healthcare provision within the community. As part of the broader NOSM University campus, there are five dedicated family medicine residency positions in Sault Ste. Marie. The Canadian Residency Matching Service (CaRMS) process has recently announced the successful match of all five local family medicine positions.  
"While we have endured weeks of difficult news in the healthcare sector, the filling of family medicine residency openings in Sault Ste. Marie, at a time when many spots went unfilled nationwide, represents a glimmer of hope for the future of our community's health needs," says Mayor Matthew Shoemaker. 
Since its inception, the program has been instrumental in recruiting 207 highly skilled physicians to the City. The program has showcased Sault Ste. Marie as a destination for healthcare professional advancement and an enriching personal lifestyle. A large part of this success is its relationship with NOSM University with half of the recruited physician having completed part of their medical education and training in Sault Ste. Marie.
“The matched candidates are well known to our program, have completed educational rotations with us throughout medical school and are excited to be moving to our community to start residency training this summer,” says Carrie Stewart, Manager, Physician Recruitment and Retention. “Despite national trends veering towards specialty practices, 55% of NOSM University medical students have matched to family medicine programs. This achievement reaffirms our shared vision and the investment these learners have in our community’s well-being.” 
To learn more about the Sault Ste. Marie Physician Recruitment & Retention Program, visit
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