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For Current Students

NOSM is committed to graduating health professionals who have the knowledge, skills, competencies, and humility to provide care adapted to the needs of Northern, rural, and remote communities.

NOSM students can find here the support and resources they need in order to be successful in their careers and while learning in a culture of wellness.

Orientation 2018

Photo of Dr. Jason Shack, Assistant Dean of Learner Affairs, Northern Ontario School of MedicineWelcome to NOSM! Your first few days and the next four years here at NOSM will likely be an exciting time with much learning, many new experiences, new friendships and likely new challenges. We in the Learner Affairs Offices on the Lakehead and Laurentian Campuses wish you well as you begin this new endeavor. As well, we want you to be aware that we are here to support you throughout this time to help ensure your success. Remember that you cannot take care of others unless you take the time to take care of yourselves first.

I wish you all the best throughout this orientation week and the next four years. Remember that we are just an email, phone call or door knock away.

Dr. Jason Shack, MD, CCFP, FCFP
Assistant Dean, Learner Affairs


Orientation Week Schedule

Oweek 2018 – Itinerary – NOSM at Lakehead

Oweek 2018 – Itinerary – NOSM at Laurentian

Please note: the schedule is subject to change.

We suggest you print yourself a copy or keep a copy of the itinerary handy on your phone so you can refer to it throughout the week.

Thunder Bay – Parking Map for Oath Ceremony/Dinner at the Chanterelle on Park

We look forward to seeing you during Oweek! Enjoy your summer!

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019

Please visit the Financial Assistance Webpage for tuition and fees and payment information, including payment due dates, late payment of student fees, and the refund schedule. You will also find helpful information about the estimated yearly costs and available funding, and information about the Student Union/Association Health Plan. Other areas that may interest you are the Provincial and Territorial Assistance Programs, NOSM Awards and Bursaries, and External Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships.

2018-2019 Suggested Pre-Reading List

Prior to arriving for the start of the MD Program please take time to review this welcome letter from Dr. Brian Ross, Assistant Dean, UME, Phase 1 along with the Suggested Pre-reading List.

2018-2019 Textbook List

2018-2019 Textbook List

NOSM Photo Consent Form

Please complete the NOSM Photo Consent Form and bring with you on the first day of Orientation Week. The form can be given to a staff member during registration on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.

Parking Information

Parking at Laurentian University

Parking at Lakehead University

Student Health and Safety Orientation

Please view the Student Health and Safety Orientation documentation prior to Tuesday, September 4, 2018.

OMSA Incoming Student Handbook

Student Tools

For more information about what these tools are and how to use them, please visit If you need further assistance, contact

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