All applications for admission to the six Ontario medical schools are submitted through the Ontario Medical School Application Service (OMSAS). To apply to the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, applicants must register and create an account with OMSAS before mid-September. The application deadline is the first week of October for admission the following September.
Please visit the OMSAS site for information regarding the application process. The official admissions policy for the Northern Ontario School of Medicine’s Undergraduate Medical Program (UME) is published in the Ontario Medical School Application and Instruction Booklet available on the OMSAS website.
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.
All documents and application materials must be submitted through the application centre. Candidates will be assessed solely based on materials submitted to OMSAS by the application deadlines. Addendums or supplemental materials sent directly to the School of Medicine will be destroyed.
Please be aware that application deadlines are strictly enforced. All required documentation must be provided by the specified deadlines as outlined on the OMSAS website. Applicants who fail to comply with application deadlines and/or requirements will be disqualified.
Each year the Northern Ontario School of Medicine has 64 seats in the class. 28 seats are at our NOSM at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay and 36 seats are at our NOSM at Laurentian University in Sudbury.
Candidates who are invited to interview will be asked to indicate their preferred campus. Students will be assigned to campuses based on the availability of seats at the preferred site. While the Northern Ontario School of Medicine will endeavour to assign successful applicants to their preferred campus, we are unable to guarantee that all students will be offered a seat at their preferred site.
NOSM does not designate seats for residents of Northern Ontario or other rural and remote communities, out-of-province applicants, or military (Canadian Forces) applicants.
Falsification of Application Information
Admissions Information Sessions
The Admissions & Learner Recruitment Office runs information sessions for those interested in applying to the NOSM’s MD program.
These sessions are held annually in June/July, in conjunction with the opening of the new admission cycle and provide prospective applicants with an opportunity to learn about the admission requirements and application process.
Offers of Admission
Offers of admission are sent to the top 64 candidates via e-mail and postal mail on the second Tuesday of May of the application year. Applicants who are unsuccessful at this stage are also notified on the second Tuesday of May of the application year.
All official correspondence with applicants with respect to the status of the application is sent via e-mail and postal mail. Please do not call us to inquire about the status of your application. We are unable to release this information over the phone.