Common Questions: Medical (OMSAS)

Am I able to have more than 3 Confidential Assessment Forms for my application?

Applications: Medical (OMSAS) Categories: During Application

No, the medical schools require applicants to submit a maximum of 3 references.

Am I able to use the same verifier numerous times for different sketch entries?

Applications: Medical (OMSAS) Categories: During Application

Yes, you may use the same verifier for multiple sketch entries.

At the end of the application I see a warning and/or an error. What do I do?

Please read any errors or warnings carefully. If you have a warning, you can proceed with submitting your application. If you have an error, you must correct it before you can submit. Return to the screen mentioned in the error message and correct the error.

Can I submit my application if not all references have been received?

Applications: Medical (OMSAS) Categories: During Application

Yes, the OMSAS application can be submitted if your references have not been received. Applicants can check the receipt of their documents within 1-3 business days after submitting their application. OMSAS does not email notifications to applicants when a reference has been received. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that the OUAC has received all supporting…

Can I submit my reference letters in French?

Applications: Medical (OMSAS) Categories: During Application

If you are applying only to the University of Ottawa, your reference letters can be in French. If, however, you have any of the other schools on your application, your reference letters must be in English.

How can I find out which documents the OUAC has received to support my application?

Applications: Medical (OMSAS) Categories: During Application

Beginning the third week of September, after you have submitted your application, you can inquire online to determine which transcripts and mailed references, have been received by OMSAS. You must wait 2 business days after submitting your application and paying your application fees before you can access this tool. This information will also be presented…

How do I enter course numbers?

Applications: Medical (OMSAS) Categories: During Application

The course number should consist of three or four letters of the course name followed by the numeric code. For example, Chemistry 020 should be entered as CHEM 020.

How do I pay for my application and transcript requests?

Applications: Medical (OMSAS) Categories: During Application

Once you click “Submit”, you begin the final submit process. As you follow the steps required to submit your application, your application fees and transcript request fees will be totalled, and you will be given the option of paying by credit card only.

How do I respond to an offer of admission?

Applications: Medical (OMSAS) Categories: After Applying

Log in to your online account using your user ID number (IT#) and choose the option for Secure Applicant Messaging tool (SAM) to respond to your offer of admission.

How many copies of my Confidential Assessment Forms are required?

Applications: Medical (OMSAS) Categories: During Application

If you are downloading your reference forms, and therefore are not using the online referee system, only 1 copy of a Confidential Assessment Form is required from each mailed reference. OMSAS will make all necessary copies for the schools.