The Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine is dedicated to providing an environment that is academically centred, with equal opportunities for all students as well a safe and respectful environment to learn and enjoy all aspects of student life.
Our intent is to meet the student’s individual educational needs without compromising program standards to help each student succeed in their studies and as a Homeopathic practitioner.
If any student is experiencing difficulties on an academic or personal front, they are highly encouraged to speak with the Student Affaires office so that assistance and support may be provided.
The Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine offers a professional 9-semester program in Homeopathic Medicine and Health Sciences – a unique opportunity to complete a 4 ½ year program in 3 years.
The curriculum consists of over 4000 hours of Homeopathy, Health Sciences and Clinical Internship.
Minimum Grade Average : Students must obtain a minimum 60% grade average in Homeopathy to pass the year. The minimum final grade average required to pass the medical sciences is also 60%. These averages must be obtained before the student can proceed to the next year.
Attendance : students must maintain an 50% attendance to all classes to pass each subject.
Both the minimum final grade and the minimum attendance averages must be obtained before the student can proceed to the next year.
Requirements for Graduation : Students of the Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine must fulfill the following in order to graduate:
- A final grade of 60% or more in homeopathic studies and supplemental courses and 60% or more in science studies must be attained and all courses must be completed
- Paid all outstanding tuition fees or other monies owing
- Completed his/her final clinical case with a supervisor
- Successfully completed clinical internship
- Successfully completed his/her independent projects and research paper
When students have completed the above, they will receive their Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Health Sciences (DHMHS).
Student Records: the Dean’s office and the Admission’s office will maintain permanent files of each student enrolled in the Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine.
The file will contain the following :
- Application documents (per application procedure)
- Prerequisite documentation
- Letter of acceptance
- Grade reports
- Comments and record of official action taken by OCHM concerning that student
The office of Student Affaires and Clinical Supervisors may also maintain files on enrolled students.
Confidentiality of Student Academic Records :
- A student’s academic record is defined as the information concerning students, regardless of the format of that information that is held by the Dean’s office and the Admission’s office of the Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine.
- Academic records are the property of OCHM
- Responsibility for the security and maintenance of the student academic records rest with the Dean’s office and the Admission’s office.
- A student’s academic record will not be released to any third party without written authorization of the student.
- All student record information is confidential and may not be released without the authorization of the student.
- Students may request that an official copy of their transcript be issued to a third party by completing the transcript request form.
- Students may obtain an unofficial of official copy of their transcript by completing the transcript request form.
- Student academic records will be released as required by law.
- Student academic records may be released to authorized OCHM staff or faculty for the execution of job responsibilities as approved by the Dean and Student Affaires.
- All completed final examinations must be submitted by the instructor to the office of Student Affaires. Supervised review of final exams must be approved by the office of Student Affaires.
- Review of student file must be supervised by the Dean or the office of Student Affaires.
Examination Procedures and Policies :
- All examination policies and procedures for OCHM are based on the examination policies and procedures of the Ministry of Colleges and Universities.
- Examinations, quizzes, tests and assignments will make up a student’s final mark. Final grades will be reported to the Student Affaires office and transcripts will be issued.
Homeopathic course, Health Science course and Supplementary course grading scale:
|Percent grade||Alpha Grade||Standing|
Grade Appeal : students wishing to contest a course grade must do so in writing to the office of Student Affaires within one week of receiving the grade.
Rescheduled Exams and Tests : A fee of $200 will be applied to all circumstances where a student does not write a test of exam at the scheduled time and date. Arrangements for the writing of a rescheduled exam will be arranged through the office of Student Affaires and not through the teachers.
Symbols and Notations
|ADD||Additional courses taken for credit|
|DNW||Did not write/did not attend|
|GWR||Grade withheld pending review|
|NGA||No grade available|
|SDF||Standing deferred on the basis of incomplete course work|
|WDR||Withdrawn without academic penalty|
|XMP||Exemption granted on the basis of credit for work done elsewhere|
|EXT||Extra Course, not for credit|
Any student receiving a failing mark in a course (over 50%) may be eligible to write a supplementary exam, if the mark is under 50%, the student must redo the course when it becomes available. Unless otherwise arranged, failure to write an exam constitutes failure of that exam.
Promotion and Academic Standing : the promotion and academic standing policies of OCHM are written with the aim of identifying, as early as possible, any academic difficulties that a student may be experiencing. Students who are experiencing academic difficulties are advised to consult with the Student Affaires office as soon as possible.
The Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine outlines in detail the ethics and standards of the school in the Student Handbook. Violations will be dealt with according to the severity of the violation and can be taken as far as the Board of Directors for reprimand.
Violations include the following : cheating, plagiarism, verbal or physical abuse, disruptive or disrespectful behaviour, breach of confidentiality of student-clinic patient cases, harassment, discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, religion, race, gender. No tuition refund will be issued to students dismissed from the school for reasons outlined in the Student Handbook.
There are several entrance scholarships/bursaries available for the upcoming academic year. Please apply early to ensure eligibility and enquire with the Admissions Office for more details.
Boiron Laboratories is pleased to provide an annual scholarship for OCHM students made possible through the support of Boiron Canada. The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage and support the development of skilled homeopaths and the homeopathic profession in Canada. Boiron is pleased to make available two student scholarships ($1,000 each) to students demonstrating excellence in academic achievement.
Any student who wishes to withdraw from the program before the end of their academic year must submit a written request to the Dean detailing the reasons for deferral.
The student may return to his/her studies after showing continued interest in the program for the next intake session.
At that time, if the student is not able to enroll in the intake session, the application process must be resubmitted for future intake sessions. Any changes to OCHM’s admission requirements must be satisfied by the applicant prior to enrolment.
A student who wishes to withdraw from a course or from the college must submit a written request to the Dean detailing the reasons for withdrawal.
Those students applying to the program from institutions comparable in educational standards as those set forth by the Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine, must meet the same entrance requirements as all other OCHM students.
They must also provide a letter of recommendation from their transferring institution explaining the reasons for their desired transfer.
Before acceptance into the program is granted, all credits must be approved on a course-by-course basis by the office of admissions. Please note: no more than one year of transfer credits will be awarded.
We, at the Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine welcome international students. Applicants falling into this category include those who are not Canadian citizens, do not have permanent residency in Canada or have landed immigrant status.
In addition to OCHM’s admission requirements, International applicants must ensure two things :
- that their academic credentials meet those of Canadian equivalency
- compliance with the rules and regulations set forth by the Citizenship and Immigration Canada admissibility requirements and obtain a study permit. For more information on obtaining a study permit, please visit : http://www.cic.gc.ca
If you have attended university outside of North America your transcripts must be evaluated and translated (as required) on an individual basis.
Each file will be assessed individually during the application process and admission decisions will be made on a one-to-one basis based on your qualifications and prior education.
Please note : letters of acceptance will not be granted unless all of the application requirements are met (including an interview with the Dean).
We would be happy to answer any outstanding questions you might have about the acceptance of international students, please contact us.