Sudbury, OntarioLocation
    SchoolSchool type
    EStd 2005established year

    Northern Ontario School of Medicine Ranking, Programs, Admission Process & Living Cost

    Northern Ontario School of Medicine is a medical training institute located in the province of Ontario in Canada. Established in the year 2005, NOSM serves as the faculty of medicine for Lakehead University in Thunder Bay and Laurentian University in Sudbury.

    Why choose Northern Ontario School of Medicine

    Among numerous reasons to choose Northern Ontario School of Medicine, the one major reason is its small class size and distributed model of education to achieve excellence.


    As per webometrics’ record, the school has following rankings:

    • University ranking 2018(national): ranked 63rd in Canada
    • University ranking 2018(continental): ranked 709th in the continent
    • University ranking 2018(international): ranked 2967th in the world

    Key features

    • First Canadian medical school hosted by two universities
    • The only Canadian medical school well-known as an impartial, non-profit organization, with its personal Board of Directors and corporate by-laws
    • Holds two research chairs in the Division of Medical Sciences and one research chair in the Division of Clinical Sciences
    • Has a funding of CAD 5 million in Health and Environment Research offered by the representatives of Bruce Power
    • Has raised an amount of CAD 318,641 (approximately) for the NOSM General Bursary Fund
    • Has raised an amount of CAD 947,200 (approximately) for the Endowment and Annual Awards
    • Has its own Medical Journal and an e-magazine named The Scope containing details about the research activities

    Student success rates

    • 62% of the NOSM graduates, almost twice over the national standard, have selected family medicine (mostly rural)
    • 94% of NOSM MD graduates are currently practicing in Northern Ontario


    Type Medical school
    Faculty members 1557
    Total number of seats 64
    Number of seats at Lakehead University 28
    Number of seats at Laurentian University 36
    Tuition fee CAD 24,600.00/year

    Campuses and Residential Facilities

    • NOSM centers at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay and at Laurentian University in Sudbury
    • The two campuses offer 28 and 36 seats respectively

    Residential facilities

    • According to Ministry of Health orders, accommodation may be provided up to a maximum of 6 months per academic year by the NOSM
    • The Northern Ontario School of Medicine's Housing Unit rents, furnishes and maintains 80+ housing units across the North and is liable for the stipulation of housing for all students
    • The interested candidates are required to visit the NOSM Student Housing Webpage to find information about housing opportunities available in the Sudbury and Thunder Bay area
    • The NOSM Student Society should be contacted for any relevant query

    Programs, Faculties and Divisions

    • The Northern Ontario School of Medicine offers the following phases of physician training programs:
      • Undergraduate
      • Postgraduate
      • Continuing professional
      • Professional courses such as dietetics and physician assistants
    • The four program areas that NOSM provides are:
      • Undergraduate Medical Education Programs
      • Postgraduate Residency Programs
      • Continuing Education and Professional Development
      • Interprofessional Education Programs
    • The faculties of the institute include:
      • Faculty of Clinical Sciences
      • Faculty of Human Sciences
      • Faculty of Medical Sciences

    All you need to know about the application process

    A 4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent, from an authorized institution in any discipline will be required to apply at NOSM


    • A relaxation of one year is granted for the mature students
    • All the transcripts from the college, CEGEP, university, junior college or graduate school attended by the applicant are required to be submitted electronically or by mail
    • Applicants need to submit the proof of their citizenship status in Canada
    • All the foreign transcripts must undergo a Canadian WES(World Education Services) assessment
    • References from at least 3 individuals are needed to be submitted within the deadline
    • International students are not accepted at NOSM. All the applicants need to be Canadian citizens or permanent residents (landed immigrant) to be eligible to apply

    How, when and where to apply

    • All the applications to the NOSM are needed to be submitted through the Ontario Medical School Application Service (OMSAS)
    • To apply to the NOSM, the applicants have to register and create an account with OMSAS
    • The closing date of the creation of the account is mid-September and the deadline of the submission of the application form is the first week of October

    Application fee

    All the applicants are required to submit a non-refundable OMSAS application service fee of CAD 220

    Cost and Expenditure

    The tuition fee must be paid to the host university directly.

    Tuition Fee at Lakehead University

    - 1st year 2nd year 3rd year 4th Year
    Tuition Fee CAD24,600.00 CAD24,600.00 CAD24,600.00 CAD24,600.00
    Ancillary Fee CAD969.88 CAD969.88 CAD969.88 CAD969.88
    Less Comp Enhancement Fees CAD25.00 CAD25.00 CAD25.00 CAD25.00
    NOSM Student Society Fees CAD125.00 CAD125.00 CAD125.00 CAD125.00
    Full Payment CAD25,669.88 CAD25,669.88 CAD25,669.88 CAD25,669.88
    Deposit CAD1,000.00 - - -
    1st Installment CAD14,830.00 CAD15,830.00 CAD15,830.00 CAD15,830.00
    2nd Installment CAD9,839.88 CAD9,839.88 CAD9,839.88 CAD9,839.88
    TOTAL CAD24,669.88 CAD25,669.88 CAD25,669.88 CAD25,669.88

    Tuition Fee at Laurentian University

    - 1st Year 2nd year 3rd year 4th year
    Tuition Fee CAD24,600.00 CAD24,600.00 CAD24,600.00 CAD24,600.00
    Ancillary Fee 1,011.43 CAD1,011.43 CAD1,011.43 CAD1,011.43
    Less Upass CAD0 CAD0 - CAD196.00 - CAD196.00
    NOSM Student Society Fees CAD125.00 CAD125.00 CAD125.00 CAD125.00
    Full Payment CAD25,736.43 CAD25,736.43 CAD25,540.43 CAD25,540.43
    Deposit** -CAD1,000.00
    1st Installment CAD14,896.43 CAD15,896.43 CAD15,700.43 CAD15,700.43
    2nd Installment CAD9,840.00 CAD9,840.00 CAD9,840.00 CAD9,840.00
    TOTAL CAD24,736.43 CAD25,736.43 CAD25,540.43 CAD25,540.43

    Scholarships and Financial Aids

    • Total 309 bursaries and awards are offered by the Northern Ontario School of Medicine to the deserving students
    • These aids are categorized into 7 groups according to their availability status, such as:
      • Open to Both Campuses
      • Open to Laurentian Campus Only
      • Open to Lakehead Campus Only
      • Open to Ontario Residents Only
      • Open to Aboriginal Learners Only
      • Open to Francophone Learners Only
      • Open to Female Learners Only
    • Some of them are discussed below:
    Awards Bursaries
    John Andrews Award in Medicine Afro Heritage Association Bursary
    Chan and Kay Armstrong Award Algoma Insurance Group Bursary
    Town of Atikokan and Atikokan Hospital Award Suzanne Allain, Michael Siska & Family Bursary
    Annie Belandis Award Dr. Peter Apostle Bursary
    Ruth C. Black Memorial Award AstraZeneca Canada Inc. Bursary
    HSBC Bank Canada Entrance Award Resolute Forest Products/ Produits Forestiers Resolu Bursary
    Dr. Shirley Inouye Memorial Award Resolute Forest Products/ Produits Forestiers Resolu Iroquois Falls Bursary
    Kenora Trappers Council Award AIM Higher Bursary
    Knowles Consulting Corporation Award Algoma Insurance Group Bursary
    Margaret Ann Lorimer Award Dr. Jean Anawati Bursary


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    $ 17,4351st YEAR

    4 years

    Course Duration

    Oct 02

    Application Deadline


    Northern Ontario School of Medicine Overview

    Insitution type
    Student Population
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $17,435 / Year

    Admission & dates

    Application Portal :

    Regular Decision Deadlines

    October 1

    Application deadline

    January 1

    Application results

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted
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    Attendance Cost


    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Post Graduate Program
    $17,435 / Year

    Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

    Program wise accreditation
    Medicine Programs
    Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (CME/CPD Offices)

    College Rating

    Based on 2 Students Rating

    8.2 out of 10
    8.0/10Social Life


    7.5 /10

    My college was committed to the education of high-quality physicians and health professionals, and to international recognition as a leader in distributed, learning-centered, community-engaged education and research. My GPA was around 8. I had applied through an online application form after paying an application fee of around $100.

    Course Curriculum :

    The four-year MD Program curriculum is organized around five themes that connect learning and assessment into a single, integrated curriculum. My program engaged in a combination of small and large group learning, practical and lab learning, and significant community-based experiences that combine clinical, medical, and human sciences into a powerful, innovative, and socially accountable program developed around NOSM?s Academic Principles and Vision, Mission, and Values. Upon completion of the Program, graduates will have earned an MD degree and are ready and able to undertake postgraduate training anywhere in Canada, albeit, with a special affinity for training and clinical practice in northern urban, rural, remote, Indigenous, and Francophone communities.

    7 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    8.8 /10

    I completed my MBBS from a reputed university in my country where I scored 95%. I wanted to pursue my MD from a university abroad so that I get exposed to a new type of teaching method and have a different, cross-cultural experience. I got to know about the Northern Ontario School of Medicine from a college fair and immediately applied online through OMSAS and paid the application fee of $220.

    Course Curriculum :

    The course was designed and organized around five themes. Northern and rural health, personal and professional aspects of medical practice, social and population health, foundations of medicines, and clinical skills in health care. The degree concentrated on the overall development of us as individuals who should be prepared enough for life after MD and be in our best skill.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    935 Ramsey Lake Rd ON, P3E 2C6

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