Manitoba

Updated September 11, 2017

University of Manitoba

2018 Information

The University of Manitoba Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine and Manitoba Health have agreed to the following policies for the R-1 match. It is important to note that individual programs may have specific criteria that are used to review applications. Applicants are responsible for reviewing program specific criteria, as well as the provincial criteria listed below, to ensure they meet all required eligibility criteria.

All matched applicants must be eligible for and maintain registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba (CPSM) on the educational register.

The CaRMS match in Manitoba will be open to both:

CMGs/USMGs: Graduates of LCME/CACMS accredited schools who are Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents. Proof of citizenship must be provided by submitting one of the following verifications to CaRMS by the file review opening date:

  • Notarized/certified photocopy of Birth Certificate issued by an authority in Canada with any photo ID, or
  • Notarized/certified photocopy of Canadian Passport, or
  • Notarized/certified photocopy of Canadian citizenship certificate; if the Canadian citizenship certificate was issued prior to February 1, 2012, legible copies of both sides of the certificate must be provided; or
  • Notarized/certified photocopy of Permanent Resident Card; legible copies of both sides of the card must be provided.

No other forms of verification are acceptable.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR USMGs – The CPSM establishes categories of registration and eligibility criteria for licensure after residency and CFPC/RCPSC certification. CPSM categories of registration and eligibility criteria can be reviewed at: http://cpsm.mb.ca/registration/categories-of-registration

and

IMGs: International Medical Graduates (IMG) where the medical degree is from an international medical school listed with the World Directory of Medical School (World Directory) IMGs who match will be required to complete a return of service in Manitoba (please see below).

  • Eligible learners in Doctors of Osteopathy programs may apply to the IMG stream for the upcoming 2018-19 CaRMS match cycle

CASPer(tm) Test – New for 2017 Match 

  • It is recommended (but not mandatory unless stated by the Program/Stream Description) that all applicants should complete a CASPer(tm) (Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics) CASPer is an online test which assesses for non-cognitive skills and interpersonal characteristics.
  • Test dates for 1st Iteration
    A limited number of test dates and times will be available in October and early November. Please note these are the only testing dates available and no additional tests will be scheduled.
  • Test date for 2nd Iteration
    The test date is scheduled for March 5th at 1 pm EST (12noon CST). Please note this is the only test date available and no additional tests will be scheduled.
  • To see an example of the test structure and schedule a test, please visit takeCASPer.com<http://www.takeCASPer.com>.
  • Please direct any inquiries on the test to support@takecasper.com<support@takecasper.com>.
  • Note: CASPer test results are valid for one year. Applicants who have taken the test in previous years will therefore be expected to re-take it. Applicants who took the test in the 1st iteration of the 2017 R1 match are not eligible to rewrite the test in 2nd iteration.

CaRMS Match Iterations

First Iteration: There will be two parallel streams – Canadian Medical Graduate (CMG) and International Medical Graduate (IMG) with no prior postgraduate training in the U.S. or Canada which would be creditable for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or the College of Family Physicians of Canada certification. Designated positions will be identified for each stream. There will be no crossovers or transfers between the two streams.

Second Iteration: All positions unfilled after the first iteration will be blended into a single stream for the second iteration. The second iteration positions will not have an IMG or CMG designation and will be open to all eligible candidates. The second iteration will be open to: CMGs/USMGs from a prior year of graduation with creditable training, CMGs/USMGs with independent licensure, and IMGs with independent licensure. Officially, IMGs matched will be required to complete a return of service in Manitoba

Requirements for International Medical Graduates:

Eligibility:

  1. Legal Status

IMGs must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents and must submit one of the following verifications to CaRMS by the file review opening date:

  • Notarized/certified photocopy of Birth Certificate issued by an authority in Canada with any photo ID, or
  • Notarized/certified photocopy of Canadian Passport, or
  • Notarized/certified photocopy of Canadian citizenship certificate; if the Canadian citizenship certificate was issued prior to February 1, 2012, legible copies of both sides of the certificate must be provided; or
  • Notarized/certified photocopy of Permanent Resident Card; legible copies of both sides of the card must be provided.

No other forms of verification are acceptable.

  1. Proof of MD Degree – IMGs must be graduates of an acceptable medical school on the World Directorylist. Confirmation of World Directory status MUST be provided by submitting a copy or printout from the World Directory website (www.wdoms.org). A notarized/certified copy of medical school marks/transcripts and medical degree/diploma must be submitted. Documents that are not in English must be accompanied by a notarized translation. Students applying in the last year of medical school will need to submit their most recent marks/transcripts, and will be required to provide proof of their MD to the CPSM prior to the start of residency training.
  2. Medical Council of Canada Examinations

Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE) – IMGs must have written and passed the MCCEE. Proof of passing the MCCEE must be provided by the file review opening date. This exam will be phased out by 2019.

National Assessment Collaboration (NAC) Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) – The NAC OSCE examination is mandatory for all IMGs applying for first-year residency positions in Manitoba that started on or after July 1, 2015 The results are required by the file review opening date.

Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) – Priority may be given to those who have successfully completed the MCCQE Part I and MCCQE Part II.  The results must be provided by the file review opening date.

  1. Language Proficiency – English is the language of study at the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine,University of Manitoba. All applicants whose first language is not English must submit proof of English language proficiency to CaRMS by the file review opening date through one of the following English language tests:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): (TOEFL will be phased out in 2019)

TOEFL iBT ®, with a total score of 96 and a score of 24 on each of the four sections TOEFL iBT ® score will be considered valid for 2 years from the date taken; or,

  • Academic Version of International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Academic IELTS with a minimum score of 7 in each component with an overall band score of no less than 7.  IELTS scores will be considered valid for 2 years from the date taken.

Please note the following:

  • Notarized/certified documents must be submitted. Photocopies are acceptable.
  • Language Proficiency Attestations will not be accepted from the candidate or a third party.
  • Language Proficiency results will not be accepted by fax or e-mail.
  1. Licensing

– All residents must meet the licensing criteria for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba (CPSM) for postgraduate education. See the CPSM website for information:

http://cpsm.mb.ca/

  1. Previous Postgraduate Medical Education

International Medical Graduates who have previous post-graduate training in the U.S. or Canada which would be creditable for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or the College of Family Physicians of Canada certification are ineligible for the first iteration. IMGs with non-creditable training are ineligible for the first and second iteration.

Return of Service:

Officially, all IMGs will be required to sign a return of service contract with Manitoba Health, in the specialty (including Family Medicine) in which they have completed residency training. IMGs already holding a return of service obligation must disclose these obligations at the time of application. IMGs who have undischarged return of service obligations may not be eligible to begin training in a position funded by Manitoba Health. Such individuals may wish to contact Manitoba Health for further information.

Paula Healy

Health Workforce Secretariat
Manitoba Health
E-mail:paula.healy@umanitoba.ca

CONSIDERATION FOR APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES AND APPLICANTS WITH BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS:

Information on the above College of Medicine, Postgraduate Medical Education policies can be found on the policies and procedures webpage at:

http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/medicine/education/pgme/policies.html

The “Accommodation of Postgraduate Medical Residents with Disabilities” policy is under the “APPOINTMENTS AND PROMOTIONS” section:

http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/medicine/education/pgme/media/Accommodation_PolicyPGME.SENATE.Nov2014.pdf 

And

The “Medical Learners with Blood Borne Pathogens” policy is under the “RESIDENT WELLNESS” section:

http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/medicine/education/pgme/media/Medical_Learners_with_Blood-borne_PathogensFINALFEC_Sept2013.pdf 

Pre-Residency Orientation Programs

All IMG candidates accepted to residency programs are required to complete the mandatory four week orientation program in June. An ACLS certification course is provided for those candidates who do not hold a current ACLS certificate. All candidates accepted to all residency programs must attend the mandatory PGME orientation day on Wednesday June 27, 2018.

Notices:

  1. Changes: The University of Manitoba Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine and Manitoba Health reserve the right to make changes to the information published on the CaRMS website pertaining to Manitoba postgraduate training without prior notice.
  2. Declaration of Return of Service: Any candidate with a return-of-service obligation to the Canadian Forces or other Jurisdiction must disclose the return of service upon application.
  3. Priority for IMGs who are residents of Manitoba: Where two IMG applicants for a position are deemed to be of equal merit, the practice will be for the College of Medicine to give preference to the IMG who is a resident of Manitoba.
  4. Eligibility for IMGs who are Canadians who studied medicine abroad: IMGs who are Canadians who studied medicine abroad may be asked to provide evidence that they met the minimum eligibility requirements for the University of Manitoba MD program at the time of registration abroad; equivalencies may be considered.
  5. Masters of Physician Assistant Studies: IMGs who are registered in the Manitoba Physician Assistant Education Program (PAEP), or have completed the PAEP and are fulfilling a return of service commitment following completion of the PAEP are not eligible to apply for a residency position.
  6. Physician Assistant Programs in other provinces: IMGs who are registered in an education program for physician assistants, or have completed a program and are fulfilling a return of service commitment specific to that program are not eligible to apply for a residency position.
  7. Failure to meet or provide proof of any of the stated requirements may result in an applicant’s file not being reviewed.