R-1 Main Residency Match

The R-1 Main Residency Match (R-1 match) for entry level postgraduate positions is CaRMS’ largest match. It encompasses all 17 Canadian medical schools and is offered in two iterations each year. The first iteration includes all graduating students and prior year graduates from Canada and the US who meet the basic eligibility criteria and have no prior postgraduate training in Canada or the US. It is also open to graduates from international medical schools (IMGs) who meet the basic criteria and have no prior postgraduate training in Canada or the US.

The second iteration includes positions and applicants not matched in the first iteration, as well as applicants with previous Canadian or US postgraduate training and other applicants who did not participate in the first iteration.

Review the detailed information below to find out more.

Eligibility criteria

Eligibility criteria
Find out if you are eligible to participate in the match. Read more »

Applicant timeline

Applicant timeline
Review the timeline – an important resource for you throughout the match year. Read more »

Registering

Registering
Find out how to register for the match and start your application. Read more »

Program descriptions

Program descriptions
Review program descriptions regularly as they are subject to change throughout the match year. Read more »

Match fees

Match fees
Find out how much it costs to participate in the match. Read more »

Withdrawing

Withdrawing
Learn more about how to withdraw from the match. Read more »

Interview schedule

Interview schedule
Consult the interview schedule for individual program interview dates. Read more »

Match results

Match results
Find your match results, available on Match Day. Read more »