Student Initiatives

High School Students

The ORNH has participated in a number of career forums for high school students.  These included the career day at the Garden Valley Collegiate in Winkler, participation in Discovery Days; a one day forum at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine that allows selected high school students from throughout Manitoba to explore a career in the health care sector. 

As well as, the Parkland Career & Job Fair in Dauphin.  The office annually attends the Brandon Career Symposium in Brandon.

Job Shadowing

Health Career Quest Youth Camp

Post-Secondary Initiatives

Post-Secondary students who are currently studying for careers in the health care industry are of special interest to Manitoba's Office of Rural and Northern Health.  We are counting on these individuals to fill the job vacancies in the near future.  The ORNH engages these students on many levels

Medical Focus

Nursing Focus

Home For The Summer Program

Medical Students

University of Manitoba, Faculty of Medicine students


Careers Opportunities

Distributed Medical Education

Family Practice Anesthesia Program Funding

Return of Service Agreements

Rural Week

Rural Health Mentorship Program


The Rural Manitoba Health Mentorship Program is a partnership between the Office of Rural and Northern Health (ORNH) and various rural Manitoba hospitals. This program was established to enable students to learn about the clinical and non-clinical aspects of the health care system in rural Manitoba. Students involved will gain insight into the relations within rural communities and gain valuable medical experience. The health professionals involved will play an instrumental role in the development of tomorrow’s practitioners as mentors for the interns.

The Rural Manitoba Health Mentorship Program is designed to allow students to:

  • Gain insight into the practical aspects of the healthcare field
  • Learn about the benefits and limitations of rural medicine
  • Apply their gained knowledge towards making career decisions
  • Develop interpersonal and technical skills
  • Acquire leadership experience through administration of the program

Students gain exposure to health professions as well as network within the rural medical community.  The program offers the student the opportunity to view the other aspects of medicine: non-clinical atmospheres, community clinics, public health awareness, and medical ethics.