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Dr. Sarita Verma’s presentation is available to download in English and French.

NOSM University Information

On June 3, 2021, the Government of Ontario passed legislation to make the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) a university. With this status, NOSM becomes the first stand-alone medical university in Canada.

NOSM was established as a government strategy to address the health needs of the region, improve access to quality care, and contribute to the economic development of Northern Ontario. It was born of a grassroots movement, from communities across Northern Ontario advocating for a solution to regional health inequalities. Becoming a university translates that vision into a reality in the future.

Read the announcement: NOSM to Become First Stand-alone Medical University in Canada.

You’re Invited

Dr. Sarita Verma, Dean President and CEO, invites you to join her for a discussion and engagement on the development of NOSM University—Canada’s first stand-alone medical university.

Participants are invited to attend either in person or online and are asked to register for an event.

Sioux Lookout | Tuesday, October 12, 2021 | 5:30 PM CDT

Kenora | Wednesday, October 13, 2021 | 5:30 PM CDT

Hearst | Tuesday, October 19, 2021 | 5:30 PM EDT

Sudbury | Tuesday, November 2, 2021 | 5:30 PM EDT

North Bay | Monday, November 8, 2021 | 5:30 PM EST

Timmins | Wednesday, November 10, 2021 | 5:30 PM EST

Sault Ste. Marie | Friday, November 12, 2021 | 5:30 PM EST

Rosseau | Tuesday, November 16, 2021 | 5:30 PM EST

Community Consultation Information

Dr. Sarita Verma’s presentation is available to download in English and French.

Survey: Your Input is Critical

Help the Northern Ontario School of Medicine reach its full potential as a university.

Take the NOSM University Consultation Survey.





On Tuesday, June 16, 2021, Dr. Sarita Verma, NOSM Dean, President and CEO, hosted a webinar for students, faculty and staff. With nearly 250 NOSM community in attendance, this was an opportunity to learn more about NOSM University, and ask questions related to the School’s learning, teaching and work environments. View the webinar recording.

Excerpt of Schedule 16: NOSM U Act, 2021

Bill 276 (Royal Assent)


Friday, August 6, 2021

On June 3, 2021, the Government of Ontario passed the Northern Ontario School of Medicine University Act, 2021 (the “Act”) to enable the establishment of the NOSM University. In order to proceed as a “university” (i.e., to register students, collect tuition fees, confer degrees, etc.), several regulations and proclamation of the Act by the Lieutenant Governor in Council are required.
NOSM has established a Transition Team, led by Dr. Sarita Verma, Dean, President and CEO, to oversee the creation of NOSM University. The work of the transition team is expected to take about a year and will continue throughout 2021-22. At the same time, NOSM students have established a new student council and have embarked on scoping various student support services and associated ancillary fees.

For the upcoming academic year (2021-22) students will continue to register with either Laurentian University or Lakehead University and, as such, pay tuition/ancillary fees directly to those universities. See details. An email from will be sent to UME students with detailed next steps and information. Master of Medical Studies students will receive updates from NODIP students will continue to pay NOSM directly.In addition, we will work with Laurentian University and Lakehead University to maintain the existing relationship agreements, or seek to negotiate similar agreements, with each of them.  These agreements govern areas such as research, libraries, faculty appointments, etc. will remain in place and will be reviewed as part of our ongoing work with Lakehead University, Laurentian University and other key stakeholders as we transition to NOSM University.

There are no changes at the present time for PGME residents who are already registered for the 21/22 academic year and have paid their registration fees through the PGME Office.
We will provide subsequent updates as the transition to NOSM University progresses and we look forward to working with key stakeholders in this evolutionary endeavour.
If you have any questions or comments about the transition from NOSM to NOSM University, please email


Our most frequently asked questions will be posted in this section in the coming days.