Launched in October 2014, the Ottawa-Shanghai School of Medicine (OSSM) is the outcome of the long-standing partnership between the University of Ottawa and the Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine (SJTUSM).
The intent of the OSSM is to offer a first-ever North American medical program in China and incorporate an enhanced primary care model into Chinese society, while strengthening student experience and advancing international research collaborations between the partnered universities.
Since 2016, four classes have been admitted to the program, with its first cohort of students graduating in 2020, for which the Faculty of Medicine will award a certificate of participation. Students will continue to travel to Ottawa for the Summer school program and Joint Introduction unit during their 1st year of the program. As well, up to 5 students are given the opportunity to participate in a Clerkship rotation during their 3rd year in the program.
Discussions are ongoing on the value proposition and renewal of the current agreement.