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INDIGENOUS/Aboriginal Admissions Stream

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine designates two seats in each year for Indigenous/Aboriginal students as an indication of our commitment to recruiting Aboriginal students; however, this is a minimum, not the total number of Indigenous/Aboriginal students whom the School will admit. 

Persons of Indigenous/Aboriginal ancestry, First Nations, Inuit or Métis may voluntarily identify themselves as such. All self-identified Indigenous/Aboriginal applicants are considered under the General Admissions Stream, unless they choose the Indigenous/Aboriginal Admissions Stream.

Applicants who wish to be considered in the Indigenous/Aboriginal Admission Stream are required to:

1. Write a letter that declares your Indigenous/Aboriginal ancestry and give specific information about your First Nation, Treaty community or organizational affiliation.  The letter should include: 

  • why you would like to be considered as a candidate in the Indigenous/Aboriginal Admissions Stream
  • details about your cultural and personal background
  • examples of how you are culturally connected to your (a) Indigenous/Aboriginal community or (b) community

2. Provide a letter of recommendation from your First Nations, Band Council, Tribal Council, and Treaty, community or organizational affiliation. Choose someone who knows you well and can comment on your character and your suitability for medicine.

3. Provide proof of Indigenous/Aboriginal ancestry.

This documentation must be submitted to OMSAS by the application deadline.


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