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Application Information & Admission Requirements

Application Information


All applications for admission to the six Ontario medical schools are submitted through the Ontario Medical School Application Service (OMSAS). To apply to NOSM University, 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.

NOSM University 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 OMSAS. Candidates will be assessed solely based on materials submitted to OMSAS by the application deadline. Addendums or supplemental materials sent directly to NOSM University 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 University does not hold applications from one year to the next. Unsuccessful applicants will be required to re-apply through OMSAS with a new application for the following admission cycle.

Ontario Medical School Application Fee Waiver Pilot Program (2024-2025)

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 program subsidizes the application costs for up to three (3) Ontario medical schools for the 2024-2025 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 27, 2024 and close on August 22, 2024. You can find more information on eligibility here. If you have any questions, please contact AFCM (service@afmcstudentportal.ca) or the POD (mdpriceofadream@gmail.com).

Falsification of Application Information

NOSM University 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 NOSM University for five (5) years.

Curriculum Information

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 University’s Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) program curriculum and structure can be found on the MD Program webpage.

 

Admission Requirements


All applicants to the NOSM University UME Program are considered for admission through the General Admission Stream unless they have applied to one or more of the following streams:

IMPORTANT: Applicants applying to the above stream(s) should carefully review the additional requirements available on our Admission Streams page.

All applicants, regardless of stream, must meet the admission requirements and provide all required application documentation for their application to be considered.

Select the tiles below to review the admission requirements for the NOSM University UME Program.


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Minimum Requirements

Minimum Requirements

Transcripts

Transcripts

Course Prerequisites

Course Prerequisites

Non-Academic Considerations

Non-Academic Considerations

Admission Streams

Admission Streams

Disability-based Consideration Requests

Disability-based Consideration Requests

Exceptional Circumstances

Exceptional Circumstances

English Language Proficiency

English Language Proficiency