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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Faculty of Health Sciences

Our Health Sciences programs provide the course work, experiential learning, and hands on opportunities to help you prepare for the application process. You will have a competitive advantage for the interview and testing that is required when pursuing careers such as: 

  • Chiropractor
  • Dentist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physiotherapist 
  • Medical practitioner

Don’t just take our word for it—hear it from our graduates

As a pre-med student I found that the Kinesiology program equipped me with the skills and prerequisite courses required for applying to Ontario medical schools. I can confidently say that there are many opportuntiies for pre-med students at Ontario Tech that you may not have at other universities.

SARAH RAE
Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) in Kinesiology, Class of 2019 

Becoming a Doctor

Your first step—check out our undergraduate programs and specializations. Some that may be of particular interest are:

Depending on the pathway you are interested in, it is important to research your undergraduate program of choice, as within each program at Ontario Tech you will find electives and required courses that will assist in preparing you for your future. The course work and core curriculum of our Health Sciences programs are specifically designed to meet the needs of students such as yourself, who are wishing to pursue med school and professional programs.

Applying to med school and professional programs requires preparation, often starting from your first year of undergraduate studies. We want to make sure you are prepared by helping you satisfy the prerequisites for the majority of med schools and professional programs in Ontario.

Your second step—research and familiarize yourself with the application process:

The Ontario Medical School Application Service (OMSAS) application provides one application for the six Ontario Medical Schools and is typically available in the summer for the subsequent year. You are encouraged to apply early fall of the year before you wish to attend, and it is important to review and familiarize yourself with important dates and deadlines.

The Ontario Rehabilitation Sciences Programs (ORPAS) application provides one application for Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy, Audiology and Speech Language Pathology. 

Get involved!

Get involved!

The Ontario Tech Pre-Medical Association serves to educate, guide and provide resources to students who wish to pursue a career in medicine. The society hosts medical school information sessions and MCAT preparation events.

Connect with us!

Connect with us!

We’re happy to answer your questions and provide you with any assistance you may need as you explore your options and take the next step toward becoming a Doctor. We look forward to connecting with you.