Aboriginal Admissions Stream
The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) Aboriginal Affairs Unit actively seeks out and encourages Aboriginal applicants. Aboriginal students may choose either the General Admissions stream or the Aboriginal Admissions stream when applying. Aboriginal applicants choosing either stream will be required to fill in the online application form through the Ontario Medical School Application Service (OMSAS).
Applications received through the Aboriginal Admissions stream require three additional pieces of documentation:
- A letter declaring Aboriginal ancestry and giving specific information about First Nation, treaty, community, or organizational affiliation;
- A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s First Nation, Band Council, Tribal Council, Treaty community or organizational affiliation; and,
- Proof of Aboriginal ancestry, including Métis (as recognized in the Constitution Act, 1982).
For specific information on Admissions requirements, please see the Admissions page.