NOSM University

Ontario Electives Coordinator
Out of Province Electives Coordinator
International and Canadians Studying Abroad Students



About the university

Innovative education and research for a healthier North.

We look forward to welcoming you to Northern Ontario!

Meeting the unique needs of the diverse population of Northern Ontario. NOSM University offers training in more than 90 communities across an expanse of 800,000 square kilometres. View our MAP. With this distributed model of education, students learn in context about the determinants of health that are relevant to Northern and rural communities. Students can choose, not only which disciplines and practice settings they would like to train in, but also from a variety of French-language placements in communities with larger francophone populations, or can gain skills in cultural competence with Indigenous peoples by selecting a placement that emphasizes Indigenous health. Visit our website for more information.

January 7th, 2022

Portal and Visiting Electives update

The AFMC Student Portal for visiting electives is currently closed. Visiting Electives for the Class of 2022 were suspended during the AFMC Board meeting on April 18, 2021. That includes electives for both Canadian and International students. The Undergraduate Deans of Canada’s medical schools are meeting on a regular basis and the decision to re-open the Portal will be made collaboratively and consistently across the country taking into account learning opportunities, provincial covid restrictions and other public health concerns.

We are working with our new Service Provider to build out the new visiting elective service portal. It will be ready when electives are offered again.

December 21, 2021

Portal Home page Upgrade

The AFMC Student Portal will be offline starting December 23, 2021. The refreshed portal will being rolling out in late February 2022.

For MCAT® Fee Assistance Program Applicants please verify eligibility and submit application through our AFMC website.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

If you have any questions, please contact the Help Desk at