Frequently Asked Questions: Medical (OMSAS)

If I submit on the deadline date and order a transcript from an Ontario institution online, will my transcript be considered on time?

Yes, receipt of an online transcript request (that forms part of the application) by the stated deadline satisfies the transcript deadline requirement.

What are error messages? Can I still submit my application?

Error messages are problems within the online application that must be corrected. You will not be able to submit your application until these are corrected.

What are the accepted characters that I can use in my school submissions?

The following accents and characters are accepted: Àà Ââ Çç Èè Éé Êê Ëë Îî Ïï Ôô Ùù Ûû Üü ~!@#$%^&*()_+{}|:””? « » ” ” ‘ ‘ The following characters will be converted as specified: ’ will be converted to ‘ ` will be converted to ‘ ‘ will be converted to ‘ ’ will…

What happens if my foreign transcripts do not arrive by the deadline?

Applications: Medical (OMSAS) Categories: During Application

OMSAS will send all transcripts to the medical schools, regardless of the date they arrive. It will be at the discretion of each medical school as to how they wish to proceed with late documents.

What is the deadline for OMSAS to receive references?

Applications: Medical (OMSAS) Categories: During Application

The deadline for OMSAS to receive your references is October 1, 2020. Some of the medical schools have alternate referee deadlines printed in their section of the OMSAS Application Guide. Requests for references should be sent to your referees by September 15 to allow enough time for them to submit their reference by the deadline.…

What should I include in the Sketch/School Submissions/Verifiers sections?

Applications: Law (OLSAS), Medical (OMSAS) Categories: During Application

Applicants must decide for themselves which information to include in the autobiographical sketch, the individual school submissions, and the verifiers list. We are unable to advise you on the sketch, as the universities want to see how applicants choose to present their information. Please use your own discretion. Note: Changes and/or corrections to the autobiographical…

When entering my MCAT information, I am required to input my AAMC ID number. Where do I find this?

Applications: Medical (OMSAS) Categories: During Application

Your AAMC ID number is an 8-digit number that can be found on the MCAT THx page of the AAMC website, located in the upper right hand corner, beside your name and above your date of birth. There is a link to this website in the MCAT section of the online application. If you are…

Where can I find information about the CASPer™ test dates?

The OUAC does not administer the CASPer™, which is required by: OMSAS: McMaster University and the University of Ottawa ORPAS: University of Ottawa, Queen’s University – Physical Therapy, University of Toronto – Physical Therapy, Western University – Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy For more information, visit the CASPer™ test dates and fees website.

Why was my exchange institution added? I did not add this institution since the credits appear on my home university transcript.

All postsecondary institutions attended should be disclosed within your “Academic Background”, and all transcripts must be provided from each institution.