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. The OMSAS application opens in mid-July. The application deadline is the first week of October for admission the following September.
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 NOSM 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.
Starting in September 2021, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine will have sixty-six (66) seats in the class. Twenty-eight (28) seats are designated for NOSM at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, thirty-six (36) seats are designated for NOSM at Laurentian University in Sudbury, and two (2) seats are designated as Canadian Armed Forces – Military Medical Training Program (MMTP) Stream.
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.
Falsification of Application Information
NOSM reserves the right to determine the veracity of any and all statements in an application.
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the application will be disqualified; or, if discovered after an offer of admission has been sent, that offer will be withdrawn.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 (5) years.
Admissions Information Sessions
The Admissions & Learner Recruitment Office runs information sessions for those interested in applying to 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.
The 2020 Admissions Information Sessions were held virtually using the WebEx platform. Select the dates below to view a recording of each information session. The recordings will open in a new browser tab.