Black Student Application Program (BSAP)

The BSAP is an optional application stream for Black applicants who self-identify as Black African, Black Caribbean or Black North American, and multi-racial students who have and identify with their Black ancestry. This application program aims to increase and support Black medical student representation at the University of Ottawa. Members of the Black community take part in admission file review and interview processes, including: Faculty, physicians, community members and medical students.

This program reflects the Faculty of Medicine’s strong commitment to diversity.

To apply to this program, you must meet the same minimum academic (GPA, prerequisites) and non-academic (Casper, CAF, ABS) requirements as all other applicants. The BSAP does not have a designated quota for admission. You must submit admission materials as per the core MD admission process and the following additional materials by the October 1, 2021, application deadline:

  1. Self-identification via the OMSAS application: Black African, Black Caribbean, Black North American or multi-racial students who have and identify with their Black ancestry.
  2. The BSAP Letter of Intent highlighting why you have chosen to apply through this application stream. This letter must be 250 words or less and must be submitted via the OMSAS application.
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