Applications for September 2023 are OPEN! Apply Now
The Master of Medical Studies (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.
GOAL: To train physicians to do research relevant to their communities.
Note: On the approval of the Post-Graduate Program Director, physicians currently enrolled in a NOSM University post-graduate residency program will also be eligible for admission to the MMS program.
Additional information for international applicants:
- Study Permits cannot be issued for this program.
- Following completion of this program, international students will not be eligible for Canada’s Post-Graduation Work Permit Program.
- International students must enroll as a full-time student.
- Are you currently in Canada or planning on coming to Canada for a clinical or research fellowship? You can apply to the program as an international student.
Ensure you meet the admission requirements listed below for the Master of Medical Studies Program.
Applications have opened for a September 2023 start date.
To start the program in September 2023, applications must be received by April 24, 2022
Download the Applicant Checklist and make a timeline to prepare the required documents.
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Notarized/certified copies must not be older than two years from the application submission deadline; otherwise, a new notarized/certified copy is required.
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MD degree and MD transcript
Domestic applicants: Provide a copy of your medical degree and transcript.
International applicants: Applicants who have attended postsecondary institutions outside of Canada and US must have their foreign transcripts assessed and verified by World Education Services (WES, www.wes.org/ca) or the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG, a member of Intealth).
If verified by WES, we require a Credential Evaluation Report, including a Course-by-Course analysis.
If verified by ECFMG/EPIC, we require a Credential Evaluation of the Final Medical Diploma and Final Medical Transcript.
WES and ECFMG/EPIC evaluations must be sent directly to the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (by email or mail, full address will be provided on application platform) from WES and ECFMG/EPIC and received by the application deadline.
English proficiency test score, if applicable
The NOSM University Graduate Studies Programs accepts the following language tests with the required minimum scores as proof of English language proficiency:
Test scores are valid for two years from the test date.
Applicants must upload test results with their application.
Three (3) academic letters of reference
Identify up to three (3) potential Faculty Supervisors
International applicants: Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the nature of your proposed research project. Depending on the nature of the research, there may be additional administrative requirements to complete.
• a rationale for applying to the MMS program
• future application of the skills learned
• summary of previous research training (if any)
Proposed research statement
• overview of the proposed research
• rationale for the project
• the proposed location/area
Application fee: $100
A $1,000 tuition deposit is required to secure a spot in the program when an applicant accepts the offer of admission.
Additional information can be found in our Frequently Asked Questions.