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. The verifier cannot be a friend or a family member. Verifiers are randomly contacted. You must comply with the instructions provided or your application will be disqualified.
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.
NEW: You will be prompted to identify the top three (3) activities in each category (maximum of 18 in total) that you feel has best prepared you to apply to medicine.
List your employment in chronological order. 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 (per week or per month) and the number of years. Note your title and briefly describe your responsibilities.
List your volunteer activities in chronological order. 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 (per week or per month) and the number of years. Provide the location where the volunteer work took place and briefly describe your responsibilities.
List your extracurricular activities in chronological order. 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 (per week or per month) 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.
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.