JOIN OUR TEAM IN MARATHON ! Now Recruiting two family physicians and locums for 2024
North of Superior Healthcare Group
Thunder Bay, ON
6 months ago
Start Date
January 13, 2024
RPGA (Blended payment model)
Experience Level
New graduates welcome.
Emergency Medicine Family Medicine Family Medicine - Low-Risk Obstetrics
Employment Type
Greetings from Marathon! If you have the skills and a passion for rural medicine, and if you are looking for an opportunity to work in a beautiful natural setting...we have the opportunity for you!

Our collegial group is now recruiting two family physicians to join its award winning team in our RNPGA funded model of care.

Our eight associate physicians provide primary care Clinic, 24hr ER call coverage, and low risk obstetrics to the 3700 residents of Marathon. They also serve two first nation communities- Pic River and Pic Mobert.  We also host students and residents from the Northern Ontario School of Medicine(NOSM).

We strive to support each of our physicians to maintain a balance between our very rewarding work and things that we do outside of clinical medicine, whether administration, coaching, supporting family life or pursuing other life goals. There is no cost to join us, and no cost to leave our practice. 

Our experienced health team consists of eight Family Physicians, Physician Assistant, two Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurse, Practical Nurse, Registered Dietician, Social Worker, Epidemiologist, Health Promotion Coordinator, Physician and Allied Healthcare Recruiter and Retention Coordinator(Recruitment of locums to assist in covering associate physicians practice during holidays/conferences, and full-time physicians if required), Health Care Assistants, Executive Director and nine support staff. We book one patient every 20 minutes, so it is very manageable for new graduates and experienced physicians. 

Our rural hospital, Wilson Memorial Hospital (NOSH), has 9 acute beds and 12 chronic long-term care beds. The ER department is well organized and has the support of virtual ICU for critical care patients. We are committed to providing supportive mentoring and formal backup to new grads or new to rural practice physicians for the first several months of practice to enhance confidence in providing ER coverage.

Additional NEW Associate incentives include:
Fully furnished 3-bedroom house (rent-free for 2 years).  Access to the Northern Rural Recruitment and Retention Grant Incentive(4 years-$117,000), low office overhead(approximately 50% less than the national average), and FREE annual recreational membership incentives.

To learn more about our collegial team, please visit

About Marathon
Boasting beautiful, natural vistas including boreal forests and rich mineral deposits, Marathon features a young and vibrant population; 72% of whom are under 45 years of age. This beautiful area of the north shore of Lake Superior offers many after-work activities.

In the summer, we have ATVing, mountain biking, tennis, hiking, golf, ultimate frisbee, fishing, volleyball and more. Sea-kayaking is fabulous on the big lake - we are happy to lend you kayaks or canoes. Neys Provincial Park and Pukaskwa National Park(Largest National Park in Ontario) are each twenty minutes away. In the winter, we have cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, skating, hiking, indoor swimming, ice fishing, skidooing, HIIT Fit, and more. From golf in the summer to cross country skiing/ snowshoeing in the winter, you will enjoy our outdoor playground.

To learn more about our beautiful community, please visit

We welcome your questions about practicing and living in Marathon. We are also happy to arrange a community site visit or a locum. For more information, please contact:

Associate Lead, Dr. Barb Zelek, MD, CCFP, FCFP,, MD, CCFP, FCFP,  Dr. Nancy Fitch, MD, CCFP, FCFP-,  OR  Physician Recruiter and Retention Coordinator, Brett Redden-

North of Superior Healthcare Group
Head Office North Of Superior Healthcare Group, Cartier Road, Terrace Bay, ON, Canada
The North of Superior Healthcare Group is comprised of:

•Wilson Memorial General Hospital in Marathon, ON, a beautiful rural community on Lake Superior

•The McCausland Hospital in Terrace Bay, ON  is a recently expanded 45-bed rural Hospital, that provides service in acute, chronic and long term care, and serves a diverse population of approximately 3,500 residents. The Hospital, through a full complement of Family Physicians and other Allied Health Practitioners, provides 24-hour Emergency Services, and offers comprehensive diagnostic and rehabilitative services. Located along the beautiful North shores of Lake Superior, the communities of Terrace Bay and Schreiber offer a relaxed lifestyle, an abundance of outdoor recreational activities, and a comprehensive community infrastructure that supports and promotes clean, healthy living and a comfortable work-life balance.

The two sites officially amalgamated on April 1st, 2016.

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Thunder Bay, ON
Location Thunder Bay, ON
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Motto: "Superior by nature" or "Gateway to the West"

Thunder Bay is a city in Northwestern Ontario with a population of about 108k.
Wilson Memorial General Hospital Site
Address Wilson Memorial General Hospital, Peninsula Road, Marathon, ON, Canada

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