Remote Work

Admission Requirements

  • The MMS is an online, asynchronous, Distance Learning Program with no in-Canada requirements for students.
  • It is designed to give students the freedom to work through their course material and research on their own time.
  • The intent of the program is to equip physicians to do research relevant to their communities.
  • Note: On the approval of the Post-Graduate Program Director, physicians currently enrolled in a NOSM post-graduate training program will also be eligible for admission to the MMS program.

Additional information for international applicants:

  • Study Permits cannot be issued for this program.
  • Currently in Canada as in international medical resident or fellow? Planning on coming to Canada for a medical residency or fellowship? You can apply to the program as an international student.

Application overview:


1. Requirements

Ensure you meet the admission requirements for the Master of Medical Studies Program.
See here for Canadian applicants.
See here for International applicants.

2. Deadlines

We will start accepting applications in January 2022.
To start the program in September 2022, applications must be received by March 1, 2022.
We will accept applications until May 2, 2022.
However, this may delay your start date to January 2023.

3. Documents

Download the Applicant Checklist and make a timeline to prepare the required documents.



Click on the + to see details on each application requirement.

Curriculum Vitae

An academic CV should include the following:

  • Contact Information
  • Education
  • Professional Appointments
  • Publications
  • Awards and Honors
  • Grants and Fellowships
  • Conferences

MD degree transcript or WES or ECFMG verification if MD degree obtained outside of North America

Applicants who have attended postsecondary institutions outside of Canada and US must have their foreign transcripts assessed and verified by World Education Services (WES, or the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). If verified by WES, we require a Credential Evaluation Report, including a Course-by-Course analysis. WES and ECFMG evaluations must be sent directly to the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (full address will be provided on application platform) from WES and ECFMG and received by the application deadline.

If the language of instruction is not English, the transcript must be accompanied by a certified literal translation to English.

English proficiency test score, if applicable

If English is not the applicant’s first language, applicants must provide evidence of English proficiency. Applicants may meet our English language requirements if three (3) full years of recent study in an English language school system have been successfully completed or are in the process of being successfully completed. If this can not be demonstrated, applicants will be required to present proof of English language proficiency.

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine Graduate Studies Programs accepts the following language tests with the required minimum scores as proof of English language proficiency:

Minimum English Proficiency Test Scores

Test scores are valid for two years from test date.

Depending on the test chosen, applicants can submit their test results with their application OR they can have the test results emailed to Students are responsible for the timely submission of their English language test scores to ensure their application is complete.

Three (3) academic letters of reference

The referees should discuss the applicant’s academic experience, how long they have known the applicant and in what capacity.

Identify up to three (3) potential Faculty Supervisors

These 1-3 potential Faculty Supervisors must be from the approved list of Faculty Supervisors.
Please reach out to to discuss the nature of your proposed research project. Depending on the nature of the research, you may need to identify an individual from your institution, your workplace or your community to be a member of your Supervisory Committee.

Personal statement

It must not exceed 500 words. It must include:
• a rationale for applying to the MMS program
• future application of the skills learned
• summary of previous research training (if any)

Proposed research statement

It must not exceed 250 words. It must include:
• overview of the proposed research
• rationale for the project
• the proposed location/area

Additional information can be found in our Frequently Asked Questions.