History

  • 2015

    John Gallinger succeeds Sandra Banner as CaRMS’ CEO.

    John Gallinger

    CaRMS introduces a new MCC examination data transfer function in CaRMS Online which connects CaRMS Online directly to physiciansapply.ca.

    2014-02-physiciansapply
  • 2014
    2014-01-MINC

    CaRMS becomes a licensed user of the Medical Identification Number for Canada (MINC).

    2013-02-R%26D

    CaRMS expands its research and data services for faculties of medicine using tools from Tableau Reader.

  • 2013

    Irving Gold is named CaRMS' first Vice President.

    2013-01-Irving
  • 2012
    2012-03-Nobel

    Alvin Roth, one of the designers of the Match Algorithm used by CaRMS, wins the Nobel Prize for economics in large part due to the algorithm.

    2012-02-COL

    CaRMS entirely rebuilds its online application system using the latest technology to ensure its ability to efficiently and effectively support multiple matches well into the future. The resulting platform, CaRMS Online, is released for the 2013 R-1 Main Residency Match.

    2012-01-Memorial

    CaRMS launches a secure online admissions portal for applicants to Memorial University's undergraduate medical school.

  • 2010
    2010-03-CSA-Survey

    CaRMS releases its first report on Canadian Students Studying Medicine Abroad (the CSA survey).

    2010-02-governance

    CaRMS' governance review recommends adding Directors-at-large to the Board of Directors.

    2010-01-PSM

    The Pediatric Subspecialty Match is introduced.

  • 2009
    2009-01-MSM

    The Medicine Subspecialty Match is introduced.

  • 2008
    2008-02-UG

    The undergraduate (UG) and referee portals are launched.

    2008-01-Symposium

    The first International Medical Graduate (IMG) Symposium is held.

  • 2006
    2006-01-FM-EM

    The Family Medicine/Emergency Medicine Match is introduced.

  • 2005
    2005-01-quebec

    Québec's French-language medical schools enter the R-1 Main Residency Match, making the match a truly national service that includes all of Canada's medical schools.

  • 2002
    2002-01-online-app

    CaRMS launches its online application process for the match, for both applicants and medical education programs.

  • 1997
    1997-01-PGY-1

    CaRMS acts as Dean's Office for Canadian medical graduates applying for PGY-1 residency positions in the US through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

  • 1994
    1994-02-R-1

    The two-iteration match is introduced for the R-1 Main Residency Match.

    1994-01-carms

    CIMS is incorporated under its current name – the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) under Part II of the Canada Corporations Act.

  • 1988
    1988-01-CIMS-central-app

    CIMS introduces a central application system for PGY-1 training for English medical schools in Canada.

  • 1986
    1986-01-SB

    Dr. Chuck Casterton retires, and is succeeded by Ms. Sandra Banner as CIMS' Executive Director.

  • 1982
    1982-01-CIMS

    The CIMS establishes itself as a self-supporting non-profit body, independent from any medical organizations, to provide matching services and related support.

  • 1971
    1971-01-COX

    Dr. Al Cox is named the first Chair of the CIMS Joint Committee.

  • 1970
    1970-02-policy

    Dr. Chuck Casterton is named Executive Director. The Association of Canadian Medical Colleges assumes a secretariat role and an advisory committee composed of founding medical organizations is established to set policy.

    1970-01-associations The Canadian Interns Matching Service (CIMS) is created to offer a PGY-1 match internship for all programs. The founding organizations are: the Association of Canadian Medical Colleges (ACMC); the Association of Canadian Teaching Hospitals (ACTH); the Canadian Medical Association (CMA); the Canadian Association of Interns and Residents (CAIR); the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC); the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC); and the Federation of Medical Licensing Authorities of Canada (FMRAC).

  • PRE
    1970
    PRE-1970-CAMS

    Before 1970 The matching of medical students with residency positions is organized and conducted by the Canadian Association of Medical Students.