Family Medicine/Emergency Medicine Match (FM/EM match)

Updated January 11, 2017

If you have not previously participated in a CaRMS match, you can register here starting July 12, 2017.

You will notice that there are milestones and deadlines listed in this timeline. Milestones are simply recommended dates designed to help you keep your application on track during each phase of the application process. These milestones are not deadlines.

August 10, 2017

Program descriptions published on

Program descriptions for all programs that are participating in the Family Medicine/Emergency Medicine Match are now available on for applicants to review.

August 10, 2017 at 12:00 (noon) ET

CaRMS Online opens

All applicants may log into their CaRMS Online account using their existing username and password to participate in the match. If you have forgotten your username or password, click on the Forgot your username or password option on the CaRMS Online login page.

September 6, 2017 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Program selection

Applicants may start selecting programs to which they wish to apply on CaRMS Online and assign requested documents.

September 7, 2017

Milestone: examination and document transfers

All your MCC examinations and documents should be shared in the transfers section of your application on CaRMS Online by today to ensure your examination scores and documents are retrieved from the MCC before file review begins on September 27.

September 11, 2017 at 17:00 ET

Deadline: translation requests

If you would like for your transcript, MSPR or any letters of reference to be translated using our translation service, you must make the request through CaRMS Online by today to allow sufficient time for translation before file review begins on September 20. Documents must be available in your CaRMS Online application in order for us to be able to process the translation.

Note: we will continue to process translations that are requested after this date, but, due to the high volume of requests, we cannot guarantee they will be available in your account before file review begins.

September 13, 2017

Milestone: letters of reference sent by mail

If your referees are sending hardcopy reference letters by mail, you should ensure they arrive at CaRMS by this date to guarantee they will be processed into your CaRMS Online application before letters of reference are available for programs to review on September 20.

Note: we will continue to process letters that arrive after this date, but, due to the volume of documents received, we cannot guarantee they will be scanned into your application before file review begins.

September 20, 2017 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Deadline: application and document assignments

Your application and all required document assignments to programs must be completed by the opening of file review on September 20 at 12:00 (noon) ET for it to be considered on time.

All applications and document assignments completed after this time will be time-stamped as late.

Note: some programs will not review late applications or a document that arrives late. We encourage you to review program descriptions to ensure programs will review your application if it is submitted after file review has begun.

September 20, 2017 at 12:00 (noon) ET

File review begins

Programs may access all submitted applications and documents. They will review applications and communicate with applicants to schedule interviews.


Deadline: Invitations to interviews complete

All invitations to interviews are sent by programs by today.

October 20 – November 17, 2017

National interview period

Interviews are scheduled during this period.

November 9, 2017 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Ranking period begins

Applicants and programs may begin creating their rank order lists.

November 30, 2017 at 15:00 ET

Deadline: rank order lists

Applicants must have their rank order list submitted through CaRMS Online by 15:00 ET. This deadline is firm – no rank order lists can be submitted after this time.

Note: you may modify your submitted list, but you must re-submit the list before the deadline.

December 14, 2017 at 12:00 (noon) ET


Match results for the 2018 Family Medicine/Emergency Medicine Match are available through CaRMS Online.

January 10, 2018 at 15:00 ET

CaRMS Online closes

CaRMS Online closes for the 2018 Family Medicine/Emergency Medicine Match.

* Please refer back to this timeline regularly, as dates are subject to change.