Medical College Application Test (MCAT)
Applicants should write the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), if applicable, and have the results released to OMSAS. Refer to McMaster University, Queen’s University, University of Toronto and Western University sections for MCAT requirements. Applicants must arrange for the official scores to be released to OMSAS. Applicants should visit
www.aamc.org/mcat/ for further details about the test.
Each year that applicants apply, they must contact the AAMC and request that their MCAT scores be released to OMSAS. The deadline for receipt of these scores for the 2013 application cycle is October 11, 2012. Because it takes two days for scores to reach OMSAS, applicants must release their scores no later than October 11, 2012. OMSAS does not keep scores on file from previous applications. The Ontario medical schools require full disclosure of all MCAT score results.
Applicants must indicate their AAMC ID number (an eight-digit number assigned by the Association of American Medical Colleges) and their most recent test date. Applicants who are writing for the first time in July, August or September 2012 may not have received their AAMC ID number at the time of application. If this is the case, applicants should ensure that they provide OMSAS with this number as soon as they receive it. Applicants who have written the July, August or September 2012 MCAT must wait until after their scores are made available before requesting their release to OMSAS.
Applicants will not be penalized in the event that MCAT scores are released after the expected October 11 release date; however, applicants must release their scores as soon as they are made available, and no later than November 1, 2012. The medical schools reserve the right to disqualify an applicant if they do not receive the applicant’s MCAT scores.
Please note: The medical schools are aware that applicants may not have received the results of the September writings of the MCAT prior to the October 1, 2012, OMSAS application deadline. Fees will not be refunded for choices dropped because the MCAT results did not meet eligibility requirements set by the medical schools.
Once an application has been submitted, changes to the MCAT information must be submitted using SAM.