Detailed Autobiographical Sketch

Detailed Instructions

Candidates will be required to complete a detailed autobiographical sketch that is part of the OMSAS application. The detailed information provided will allow an assessor to judge the scope of the activities outlined.

The purpose of this questionnaire is for us to obtain more information about you. When completing the autobiographical sketch, you will be prompted to provide more specific details for all of the categories. You must click on the link for each section to enter the details. You must provide a verifier for each activity listed on your detailed autobiographical sketch.

It is in your interest to be complete, yet brief and to the point. Answers must be typed and you are required to respect the space allocated. Answers in point form are easier to peruse. You are not writing a personal letter. We want to know what you have done in your life so far, why you did it, and what you have gained from it as a person and as a future physician.

Formal Education

Outline the formal education that has prepared you for the study of medicine. Indicate with a check in the appropriate boxes and complete the blanks pertinent to your educational program(s).

Employment

List your employment in chronological order (starting with the most recent). Specify your education level during employment: i.e.: 1st year of university. Indicate if the employment was during the summer or academic year, part-time or full-time, the total number of hours and the number of years. Note your title and briefly describe your responsibilities.

Volunteer Activities

List your volunteer activities in chronological order (starting with the most recent). Specify your education level: i.e.: 1st year of university. Indicate if the activity was during the summer or academic year, the total number of hours and the number of years. Provide the location where the volunteer work took place and briefly describe your responsibilities.

Extracurricular Activities

List your extracurricular activities in chronological order (starting with the most recent). Specify your education level: i.e.: 1st year of university. Indicate if the activity was during the summer or academic year, the total number of hours and the number of years. Indicate the type of activity: individual activity, team activity or club activity (ie: sports, arts, music, student governments, personal activities such as camping etc.) For sports activities, indicate at which level you performed: recreational, varsity, intramural, provincial, national or international.

Awards and Accomplishments

These may include:  University entrance scholarships, service awards, humanitarian awards, community awards/service, athletic scholarships, etc. Specify when they were received i.e.: 1st year of university, and the duration.

Research

Specify your education level, i.e.: 1st year of university and the title of the project. Indicate the type of publications: paper, abstract and presentation at a scientific meeting etc., accepted or published with a reference,  submitted or in preparation.

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