Indigenous Admissions Stream
The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) Indigenous Affairs Unit actively seeks out and encourages Indigenous applicants. Indigenous students may choose either the General Admissions stream or the Indigenous Admissions stream when applying. Indigenous 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 Indigenous Admissions stream require three additional pieces of documentation:
- A letter declaring Indigenous 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 Indigenous ancestry, including Métis (as recognized in the Constitution Act, 1982).
For specific information on Admissions requirements, please see the Admissions page.