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SchoolLakehead University - Thunder Bay
LocationThunder Bay, ON, Canada
School TypeUniversity
School SizeFull-time Undergraduate: 7,200
Length4 Year(s)
Entry Grade (%)*78% to 100%
Prerequisites Notes
  • 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.
DescriptionBorn 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.
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