OMSAS – Personal Information

Once you submit your application, you must submit changes to your personal information using SAM.

Title, Gender and Date of Birth

Title and gender are optional fields. Date of birth is used for identification and document-matching purposes. Gender and date of birth are collected for statistical purposes only and do not form part of the university’s admission decision.

Language of Application

Applications for the University of Ottawa can be made in English or French. For all other universities, the application must be completed in English.

You must be proficient in both oral and written communication for your language of application.

Official Legal Name

Please ensure that the name you use to apply is the complete name by which you are legally and correctly known. Record any former surname(s) so that OMSAS and the universities can match your documents to your application file.


Citizenship will be verified by all medical schools.

Note: Normally, only the medical schools at McMaster University and the University of Toronto consider applications from qualified non-Canadian applicants. The University of Ottawa will consider applications from the children of alumni who do not reside in Canada.

Permanent Residents (Landed Immigrants)

All Ontario medical schools consider applications from qualified Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Canadian permanent residents, for the purpose of admission to an Ontario medical school, are those who, by the application deadline, possess a Canadian Immigration Record of Landing or a Permanent Resident Card issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Permanent residents must submit a photocopy of the front and back of their Permanent Resident Card to OMSAS by the application deadline.

The date on the back must be legible.

Canadian Aboriginal/Indigenous Applicants

Persons of Aboriginal/Indigenous ancestry, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples may identify themselves as such by indicating it in the field provided.

This is a voluntary declaration.

First Language

The first language is the first language you learned at home as a child.

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