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Admission Policies and Procedures

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine reserves the right to review and change the admissions requirements at any time without notice. Please monitor our website for up-to-date information.

The official admission policy for the Northern Ontario School of Medicine is published in the Ontario Medical School Application and Instruction Booklet available through the Ontario Medical School Application Service (OMSAS) at www.ouac.on.ca/omsas.


All deadlines will be strictly observed. This will include not only the application itself, but also the receipt of all relevant documentation. Applicants are advised to follow the application instructions precisely. Failure to meet the deadlines or to follow the application instructions will result in the disqualification of the application.

Falsification of Application Information

If it is discovered that any application information is false or misleading, or that information has been concealed or withheld, the application will be disqualified; or, if discovered after an offer of admission has been sent, that offer will be withdrawn. If these circumstances are discovered after the student has been admitted into the Medical Program, the student will be required to withdraw from the Program. An applicant so discovered will be barred from applying to the Northern Ontario School of Medicine for five years. Other medical school admissions committees will be notified of the nature of the offence and the name of the applicant.


The mandate of the School’s Admissions Committee is to reflect the demographics of Northern Ontario in the medical school class profile. Applicants deemed capable of succeeding in the medical program will be chosen from a broad range of backgrounds. Applicants from within Northern Ontario, rural and remote areas in the rest of Canada, and Aboriginal and Francophone applicants will have an advantage in the admissions process.

Campus Assignment

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine offers 64 places: 36 at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario and 28 at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Applications are made to the School without designation of preference for a particular campus. Candidates who proceed to the third stage of the admissions procedure, the invitation to interview, will be asked to indicate their preferred campus. While the Northern Ontario School of Medicine will endeavour to assign successful applicants to their preferred campus, NOSM is unable to guarantee that all students will be offered a seat at their preferred site.

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