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.
NOSM offers sixty-four (64) places distributed between our East Campus located in Sudbury and our West Campus located in Thunder Bay. We also work in partnership with the Department of National Defense to offer up to four (4) additional Military Medical Training Program (MMTP) seats.
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.
Ontario Medical School Application Fee Waiver Pilot Program (2021-2022)
If applying to medical school is a significant financial burden to you, consider applying to the Ontario Medical School Application Fee Waiver Pilot Program and save approximately $600.00.
This pilot-program subsidizes the application costs for up to three (3) Ontario medical schools for the 2021-2022 application cycle. This program was collaboratively developed by the Association of Faculties of Medicine in Canada (AFMC), Council of Ontario Faculties of Medicine (COFM), Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC), and Price of a Dream (POD).
Applications open on June 24, 2021 and close on August 23, 2021. You can find more information on eligibility here. If you have any questions, please contact AFCM (email@example.com) or the POD (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
Communication information technology is essential to the success of our undergraduate medical program. Many of your learning materials are provided through electronic communications, making full use of the wealth of educational resources available.
Whether you are located in the large regional centres of Thunder Bay and Sudbury, or in the smallest, most remote communities, you will have the same access to information and educational resources as you would in a large metropolitan teaching hospital.
Further information on NOSM’s Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) program curriculum and structure can be found on the MD Program webpage.