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The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is an award-winning, socially accountable medical school renowned for its innovative model of distributed, community-engaged education and research. With a focus on diversity, inclusion and advocacy for health equity, NOSM relies on the commitment and expertise of the peoples and communities of Northern Ontario to educate health-care professionals to practice in Indigenous, Francophone, rural, remote and underserved communities.

Although the two (2) main campuses are located in Thunder Bay and Sudbury, NOSM students do not function in a traditional medical school building. Rather, the walls of NOSM are the boundaries of Northern Ontario, spanning thousands of kilometres, with two (2) main campuses and countless communities that are linked in some way to NOSM. The model of distributed medical education and research instills a complex understanding for rural health and an educational experience that is grounded in the realities of community-based health care. Students receive clinical training in a variety of settings – hospitals, health centres, family practices – where they witness health challenges first-hand, and are introduced to the distinct cultures, lifestyle opportunities and learning environments of Northern Ontario.

Our mission is to improve the health of Northern Ontarians by being socially accountable in our education and research programs and advocating for health equity. Our aim is to have class profiles that reflect the demographics of the Northern Ontario population. It is our intention to maximize recruiting students who have lived in Northern Ontario and/or students who have a strong interest in, and aptitude for, practicing medicine in northern urban, rural and remote communities.

We are also committed to recruiting Indigenous, Francophone and Franco-Ontarian students.

Competitive applicants will demonstrate a high level of self-motivation, be self-directed and thrive in a small-group, case-based and distributed-learning environment.