Lakehead University - Thunder Bay


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Program Information

School:Lakehead University - Thunder Bay
Faculty:Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Field of Study:Medicine (MD)
Description:Born of a grassroots movement by Northern Ontarians in need of health professionals, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is a unique medical school. No other Canadian medical school is a joint initiative between two universities; in this case, Lakehead University in Thunder Bay and Laurentian University in Sudbury.

The first medical school in Canada with a social accountability mandate, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine has become a world-recognized leader in the field of health professional education. Its unique model of distributed, community-engaged medical education and research is producing highly sought-after physicians, residents, physician assistants, dietitians, and other health-care professionals. No other Canadian medical school provides training across a geographic expanse of 800,000 square kilometres. Rather than taking an off-the-shelf approach to delivering health professional programs modelled after traditional methods, NOSM has developed novel education strategies to meet the needs of Northern Ontarians.
URL:Medicine at Lakehead University - Thunder Bay
Length:4 Year(s)
Careers:Managers in Health CareGovernment Managers - Health and Social Policy Development and Program AdministrationAnesthesiologistsSee More...

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*78 to 100
Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    • Canadian citizen or permanent resident (landed immigrant).
    • Four-year undergraduate degree.
    • Mature applicants (25 years of age or older at the time of the application deadline) may apply with a three-year degree.
    • Applicants may apply in final year of their program.
    • Overall minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
    • No MCAT required.
    • No specific course prerequisites required. While there are no specific prerequisites required, a balanced undergraduate education is strongly recommended. We recommend that science majors complete two full courses in arts, social science, and/or humanities. For arts, social science, and humanities majors, we recommend completion of two full courses in science.
    Test Scores:
    • Pearson Test of English (Academic) [min. 58] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages: Certificate in Advanced English [min. 176] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on June 18, 2022