The four (4) year Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) Program at NOSM University provides students with a unique mix of learning opportunities in a diverse range of sites, including Indigenous and francophone communities.
Selection for the University’s UME Program will favour those who are likely to thrive in the challenging northern and rural learning environments, including applicants from within Northern Ontario, rural and remote areas in the rest of Canada, and Indigenous and francophone applicants.
The focus of the UME Program is on graduating skilled physicians who are ready and able to pursue further training and clinical practice anywhere, but who have a special affinity for, and comfort in, Northern Ontario.
NOSM University’s UME Program offers sixty-nine (69) places distributed between our Sudbury Campus and our Thunder Bay Campus. We also work in partnership with the Department of National Defense to offer up to five (5) additional Military Medical Training Program (MMTP) seats.
Although the two (2) main campuses are located in Thunder Bay and Sudbury, NOSM University students do not function in a traditional medical school building. Rather, the walls of NOSM University are the boundaries of Northern Ontario, spanning thousands of kilometres, with two (2) main campuses and countless communities that are linked in some way to NOSM University. The model of distributed medical education and research instills a complex understanding for rural health and an educational experience that is grounded in the realities of community-based health care. Students receive clinical training in a variety of settings – hospitals, health centres, family practices – where they witness health challenges first-hand, and are introduced to the distinct cultures, lifestyle opportunities and learning environments of Northern Ontario.
When you apply to NOSM University, you will be asked to indicate your preferred campus. Students will be assigned to campuses based on the availability of seats at the preferred site. While NOSM University 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.
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