The Northern Ontario School of Medicine’s (NOSM) mission is to contribute to improving the health of the people and communities of Northern Ontario by advancing the highest quality of medical practice, learning, teaching, research and professionalism.
Our aim is to have class profiles which reflect the demographics of the population of Northern Ontario. It is the intention of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine to maximize the recruitment of students who are from Northern Ontario and/or students who have a strong interest in and aptitude for practising medicine in Northern urban, rural and remote communities. We are also committed to recruiting Indigenous/Aboriginal, Francophone and Franco-Ontarian students.
We are looking for highly motivated students from a variety of backgrounds, who are self-directed, who will thrive in a small group- based, distributed learning environment, who have a genuine interest in helping us fulfill our mandate and who uphold our values.
Skills and Abilities for our Medical Program
Students in medicine must be able to communicate with patients and colleagues, make observations about patients, gather information, and analyze data in order to arrive at medical judgments. Applicants who may need accommodation to undertake the Medical Program at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine are advised to review the Council of Ontario Faculties of Medicine policy Essential Skills and Abilities Required for Entry to a Medical Degree Program and to contact Student Accessibility Services at Lakehead University or Accessibility Services at Laurentian University for more information.