Application Guides

OMSAS – How to Apply

Step 1: Research your university options and the application process: Check out university publications, university websites, etc. Review the: OMSAS Application Guide OMSAS Common Questions Essential Skills and Abilities Required for Studying Medicine Anyone considering entering a degree program in medicine should be aware of the guidelines developed jointly by the schools of medicine in…

OMSAS – Undergraduate Grading System Conversion Table

Notes: This chart is used for converting individual grades only. The scales are applicable only to current grading schemes. Refer to the Institution Scale Chart to see which scale applies to each university.  Type Numeric  Percentage  Alpha Scale  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 OMSAS value 4.00  9  8  90–100  93–100  94–100…

OMSAS – Secure Applicant Messaging (SAM)

SAM allows you to correspond with OMSAS via a secure process, to ensure your information is protected. You can access SAM by logging in to your submitted application. The following change requests can be made using SAM: Name Date of birth Home or mailing address AAMC ID number Once you submit your application, you can access…

OMSAS – Transcript Information

University program information changes regularly. For the most up-to-date details, view the online application. Last updated: July 13, 2017 Quick Links Transcript Requirements Transcript Arrangements Transcripts from an Ontario University or College Transcript Fees Assessment of International Academic Credentials Final Transcripts Important: OMSAS must receive your transcripts and/or attendance statements by October 2, 2017. Transcript…

OMSAS – Postsecondary Education

Quick Links Undergraduate Academic Record Course Weight Cumulative Average Graduate Academic Record Tips: Record all postsecondary institutions you have registered at. This includes the following: community colleges/CEGEPs; universities; junior colleges; graduate schools; and work taken on Letter of Permission, on transfer or on an exchange program. Enter the year followed by the month in the…

OMSAS – Medical College Application Test (MCAT)

When you write the MCAT, you must arrange to have your official scores released to OMSAS. For MCAT requirements, refer to the McMaster, Queen’s, Toronto and Western university sections in the online application. Find more information about the MCAT. Your AAMC ID Number In your application, indicate your AAMC ID number (an 8-digit number assigned by…

OMSAS – Referees (2018)

Quick Links Referee Selection Criteria Sending Reference Forms to OMSAS Reference Deadline You are required to ask 3 different individuals to provide a reference on your behalf. Note: OMSAS cannot help you select specific referees. Referee Selection Criteria You should select referees who have extensive personal knowledge of you and are in a position to make statements…

OMSAS – Verifiers

For each activity mentioned in the Autobiographical Sketch, provide the names, addresses and telephone numbers of contacts who can verify your involvement in that activity (i.e., verifiers). Important: To associate a verifier with an activity, enter a number in brackets beside each activity. This number should correspond to the number on your verifiers list. Where…

OMSAS – Autobiographical Sketch

The Autobiographical Sketch is a detailed and comprehensive list of your activities since age 16, within any of the following categories: F:    Formal Education (name of institution, dates, program, degree) E:    Employment V:    Volunteer Activities X:    Extracurricular Activities A:    Awards and Accomplishments R:    Research O:    Other List all activities that will give the admissions committees…

OMSAS – Address Information

Complete the mailing address and the home address sections, even if the information is the same. Inform OMSAS of any address changes during the admissions cycle so we can inform the medical schools. Indicate which address to use after May 1. An email address is mandatory. Email is the primary mode of communication for the…