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.
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.
I wanted to learn to communicate with patients and colleagues, make observations about patients, gather information, and analyze data in order to arrive at medical judgments. I was keen to learn this course as I wanted to be a doctor after completing my studies. I was required to submit my internet-based TOEFL score of 97. The documents required for my admission were my official transcripts, two years of work experience, three letters of recommendation, and an identification certificate.
The college provides research facilities in the field to us. The facilities offered are- on-campus research, off-campus internships, and programs, that required a GPA above 3.25. The alumni volunteers even helped me a lot in getting placements in my field. The alumni network of the college arranges recruitment fairs, externships, internships, and mentor training for us.
The college arranges a wide range of events throughout the year to enhance the culture of the college. Some of the events include- art exhibition, clothing donation drop-offs, yoga tone, qualities training, and high-performance computing.
I had paid around $54,500 for my tuition and fees. The matriculation fee was around $750. The activity fee was around $500. The books and supplies had cost me around $1000. I had applied for the Merit-Based Scholarship at the college. The scholarship covered around $27,500 of my tuition and fees. I had applied for financial aid at the time of my application process.
My experienced professors made use of innovative approaches to ensure continuous improvement of distributed model of education and research. The MD Program uses a range of assessment modalities including multiple-choice questions and written exams, Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs), project work, preceptor observation, and encounter logging. There are committees that govern each of the Five Themes and each of the three Phases. These committees are responsible for developing questions and other assessment tools throughout the Program.
The on-campus residence facility cost me around $16,500. My personal expenses were around $1000. Some of my friends even stayed at residence halls near the college and spent around $18000. The travel expenses were around $1500. The housing facility was really comfortable.
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