SEME is an award-winning program:

- 2016 Wightman-Berris Academy, Anderson Award for Program Innovation and Development, University of Toronto

- 2014 Excellence in Course/Program Development and Coordination Award, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto

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.** We are happy to announce that the MOH has renewed funding of the SEME program till June 30, 2020 **

Now accepting applications for the April 3 - June 23, 2017 cohort (deadline for applications:  November 11, 2016)

Program Overview

SEME (Supplemental Emergency Medicine Experience) is a program funded through the Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to provide family physicians interested in providing rural and smaller communities with emergency care services with a 12 week, full time, remunerated fellowship through a comprehensive, practical and hands-on EM experience. The program  is composed of three 4 week rotations: minimum 8 weeks of clinical emergency work and 2 -  4 weeks of electives coordinated with approved teaching sites directly by the program. The program also runs weekly academic days that are an integral part of the core program and highly valued by the SEME participants.  The program is provided in the spring (April - June) and fall (September - December).


Spring 2012 

Fall 2012 

Spring 2013

Program Information

Download a three-page PDF description of program's curriculum and learner evaluation

This program is suitable preparation for physicians and faculty who want to participate in the Rural Northern Initiative Program.

We are now accepting applications for the April 3 - June 23, 2017 cohort

Complete the application form online. You will be asked to attach a letter of intent (maximum two pages) and your CV or resume. You can also submit these by fax or email.

Learn more

About the program, applying, remuneration and costs covered

Tel: 416-586-5058 Fax: 416-586-4719

Job opportunities

Stay tuned for a link to the MOHLTC job opportunity page.

The Rural Northern Initiative Program  a joint project between the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MoHLTC) and the Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM). The program was established in 2006 to provide medical care in small northern Ontario communities facing a physician shortage and expose DFCM residents to the exciting and rewarding work available in northern Ontario.

Practice Ontario is a career-planning service administered by HealthForceOntario Marketing & Recruitment Agency. Through this service SEME learners can connect with a personal career advisor called a Community Partnership Coordinator (CPC), who explores locum and permanent job opportunities in Ontario, assists with résumé preparation, and arranges visits to and interviews with potential employers.

ER Physician Opportunities

Uxbridge site - Markham Stouffville Hospital Corporation

Guelph General Hospital  

Kitchener - Waterloo