NOSM University’s aim is to admit a class whose profile reflects the demographics of the population of Northern Ontario. This aim includes the commitment to recruiting Indigenous and Francophone students as well as those with a strong desire to live and work in Northern Ontario, or in rural and remote areas in the rest of Canada. One of the ways we achieve this is by assigning a context score to each applicant.
We are committed to recruiting medical students with diverse backgrounds, including Indigenous, Black, LGBTQ2S+ and Francophone students; competitive applicants who will demonstrate a high level of self-motivation, be self-directed and thrive in a small-group, case-based and distributed-learning environment.
NOSM University is looking for applicants who will:
- demonstrate a high level of self-motivation
- be self-directed
- thrive in a small- group, case-based, and distributed learning environment
Persons of Indigenous ancestry, First Nations, Inuit or Métis may voluntarily self-identify in the OMSAS application. All self-identified Indigenous applicants are considered under the general Admissions Stream, unless they choose to apply to the Indigenous Admissions Stream.
Francophone individuals may voluntarily self-identify in the OMSAS application. All self-identified Francophone applicants are considered under the general Admissions Stream, unless they choose to apply to the Francophone Admissions Stream.
NOTE: Only applicants who apply through the Indigenous or Francophone Admissions Stream and provide the required documentation may receive a slightly higher context score.
NOSM University Admission Streams
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:
- Indigenous Admission Stream
- Francophone Admission Stream, and/or
- Military Medical Training Program (MMTP) Stream (paused for Entry of 2024)
All applicants, regardless of stream, must meet the admission requirements and provide all required application documentation for their application to be considered.
Select from the tiles below to learn more about the NOSM University UME Program Admission streams.
NOTE: Applicants are permitted to apply through multiple admission streams.
All applicants, regardless of the stream(s) they apply through, must meet the admission and application requirements outlined on the Application Information & Admission Requirements page.