Frequently Asked Questions: Medical (OMSAS)

How will my GPA for my international institutions be calculated?

We do not include grades from institutions outside of Canada and the United States in the GPA calculations.

How will the OUAC convert my GPA from institutions that are in the United States?

We must first review your transcript to determine the applicable scale. Once this is done and your transcript is processed, you can view your application data online. This typically occurs in November for OMSAS, December for OLSAS and February for ORPAS. We will email you when this information is available. We created application-specific conversion charts in…

I am applying to the University of Toronto as an MD/PhD applicant. What additional materials do I need to submit? How do I submit these documents?

You are required to submit a Curriculum Vitae (CV) via Secure Applicant Messaging (SAM), as outlined in the OMSAS Application Guide. If you apply to the MD/PhD program, you must also submit 3 additional letters of reference, along with the accompanying MD/PhD Reference Form. MD/PhD reference letters are confidential and must be either mailed to…

I am not sure who I should choose as a referee. Can you help me?

We cannot advise you on the selection of referees. Review the requirements for each school listed in the application guide. If you still require more information, you will need to contact the universities directly.

I am trying to sign up for CASPer® but I don’t have an OMSAS reference number yet. What ID do I use to sign up for my CASPer test?

Applications: Medical (OMSAS) Categories: During Application

You can use your application number from any Canadian medical school that uses CASPer to sign up. If you are applying only to Ontario schools, you can write CASPer only on the Ontario dates that start on October 7, 2021, (so you will have an OMSAS number when you register). Spaces are unlimited so it…

I cannot locate the forms to give to my references, can you help me?

If your referee does not want to use the online referee system, do not fill out the “referee email address” field. This will create a reference form that you can manually download. In the Referee section, once you add the names and mailing address of your referee and click “Save”, a download button will appear…

I didn’t get accepted this year and want to apply again next year. Where can I receive a copy of my application, and will OMSAS keep my references and transcripts?

Applications: Medical (OMSAS) Categories: After Applying

You can print a copy of your application by logging into your account. This must be done before the end of June, as your account will be deleted after that time. You must submit new references and transcripts each year, as all transcripts and references are destroyed at the end of the cycle.

I forgot my login information. What can I do?

If you misplaced/forgot your username, select Recover your username on the Log In page. You will be prompted to enter your date of birth and email address. We will then email you your username.

I have an international medical degree. Where can I obtain information about practicing medicine in Canada?

Applications: Medical (OMSAS) Categories: Before Applying

If you graduated from a medical school outside of Canada or the US, contact the Touchstone Institute.

I made a mistake in my school submission. How do I change it?

Applications: Medical (OMSAS) Categories: After Applying

The medical schools do not accept changes to the sketch, school submissions or verifiers. If you make a mistake, you can bring it to the attention of the medical schools during the interview process. If a medical school attempts to contact a verifier without success, they will contact you directly for updated information.