We encourage applications
from Franco‑Ontarian and other Francophone applicants. The language of
instruction and assessment for NOSM is English; however, there are
opportunities for clinical placements with French‑speaking clinicians in French‑speaking
communities. Other opportunities for learning in the French language include
educational resources, self‑directed groups and electives. If you choose the
Francophone designation in your application for the purposes of the admissions
process, you must be fluent in spoken French. In addition, you must meet ONE of the following criteria:
- One parent is
Francophone and you attended at least eight years of French school (not
- You have a
diploma from a French high school.
- You can
demonstrate use of French in daily activities and a connection to a Francophone
Those applicants that meet
criteria C only will be required to
provide a recommendation letter in French attesting to your connection to a
Francophone community. Choosing the
Francophone Designation means more than simply being able to speak French. Your referee should be someone who knows you
well and can comment on your engagement and connection to the francophone
culture and community.
NOTE: This documentation
must be sent directly to OMSAS by October 1, 2016.
If you choose the “Francophone”
designation on the NOSM application, you may be required to demonstrate your
proficiency in spoken French.
Please note: By
identifying as a Francophone applicant, and should you be successful in the
admissions process, you will be identified as a Francophone student. Therefore,
you will be required to include NOSM’s Francophone communities in the lottery
ranking for their CCC (Comprehensive Community Clerkship) site selection