NOSM Becomes NOSM University

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) becomes NOSM University—the first independent medical university in Canada—effective April 1, 2022.

“This is a profound and historic moment for the NOSM community, and its impact will be felt across Northern Ontario and beyond,” says Dr. Sarita Verma, President, Vice Chancellor and Dean of NOSM University. “We are grateful to the provincial government for this incredible commitment to health education in the North and our renewed focus on health equity across our vast region.”

Since its establishment in 2002, NOSM has had strong ties and engagement with remote, rural, Indigenous, and Francophone communities across the northwest. NOSM University has partnerships and collaborations with more than 90+ communities and more than 1,800 faculty dispersed across  Northern Ontario.

Facts about NOSM University: 

  • NOSM has produced 780 MDs, 55 self-identify as Indigenous, and 165 self-identify as Francophone.
  • Through NOSM, over 850 rehabilitation sciences students have completed occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech-language pathology and audiology placements in Northern Ontario.
  • NOSM will remain in Thunder Bay and Sudbury and will build on its collaborative relationships with Lakehead University and Laurentian University.

To support NOSM University students, call Karley Staskus at 807-766-7424.