Government of New Brunswick


The Government of New Brunswick, in cooperation with the New Brunswick Medical Society and the province's Regional Health Authorities, offers each year, the summer observership program for medical students.

The Summer Observership Program is designed to introduce 1st & 2nd year medical students to practice settings in New Brunswick. While participating in this program, 1st & 2nd year medical students will have the opportunity to observe physicians and other health care practitioners in a variety of settings.


The program is open to 1st & 2nd 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, depending on the program participation rate and available capacity.


The Summer observership program is designed to introduce 1st & 2nd year medical students to practice settings in New Brunswick. The Observerships provides medical students the opportunity to gain valuable experience through exposure to general practitioners, specialists and other health care practitioners working in a variety of settings.

Observerships will takes place between the months of May and August 2019 for a minimum of 2 weeks and up to a maximum of 6 weeks in various locations in the province.

Students will be able to indicate their preference regarding duration and location; however, as the program aim to ensure the participation of a maximum number of students, placements are not guaranteed and observerships will be allocated based on the amount of applications received and the program capacity.

Students will be paid an hourly rate of pay of $13.91* for up to a maximum a 37.5 hours/week.

When submitting your application, please indicate your desired number of weeks as well as your preferred locations. You may indicate more than one. Note: transportation and accommodations is the responsibility of the students as it is not provided under this program.

  • We are now accepting applications for the 2019 Program.

  • The deadline to submit your application is March 27, 2019.

  • Space is limited, apply early

To Submit your application, please click on the: Application Form, under the Related links section.

After you submit your application, a confirmation page will appear and you will receive a reference number. Please take note of your reference number as it may be required for tracking purposes at a later date.

Observerships will be allocated based on the order of receipt of applications, site capacity and available periods. However since space is limited, placements and number of weeks requested are not guaranteed.

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

*Under revision for 2019

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