Government of New Brunswick


The Government of New Brunswick, in cooperation with the New Brunswick Medical Society and the province's Regional Health Authorities, is once again offering a summer experience designed to acquaint qualified medical students with practice in a New Brunswick setting.


The program is open to first and second year New Brunswick medical students. Preference is therefore given to New Brunswick residents. Consideration will be given to non-resident medical students who express an interest in practicing in New Brunswick if some of the weeks are unfilled.


Our Summer Observership Program is designed to acquaint first and second year medical students to practice settings in New Brunswick. We offer 225 weeks of placements that give students the opportunity to work with physicians and other health care practitioners in a variety of settings.

By participating in this program, it is anticipated that students will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience through exposure to general practitioners and specialists working in a regional hospital environment as well as rural settings.

Students may choose to participate in the program for a minimum of 4 weeks, up to a maximum of 10 weeks, depending on the program participation rate. The Program will run between the months of June and August 2016. The hourly rate of pay is $13.16 and students will work a maximum 37.5 hours/week.

Applicants are asked to complete the application form indicating geographic preference in New Brunswick, availability of automotive transportation, and the desired number of weeks' participation in the Program (a minimum of 4 weeks is required to be eligible to participate).

The application period will begin February 1, 2016. The deadline to submit your application is March 1, 2016. A maximum of 225 weeks of observerships will be offered to students. The program will aim to ensure that a maximum number of students can participate in the program based on the amount of applications received and the program capacity.

All applicants will be advised of the status of their application via email within 30 days of receipt of application.

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