CaRMS - The Canadian Resident Matching Service is a not-for-profit organization that works in close cooperation with the medical education community, medical schools and residents/students, to provide an electronic application service and a computer match for entry into postgraduate medical training throughout Canada.
CaRMS provides an orderly and transparent way for applicants to decide where to train and for program directors to decide which applicants they wish to enroll in postgraduate medical training.
To this date, CaRMS administers the matching process for: postgraduate Year 1 entry (R-1) residency positions; Year 3 Family Medicine - Emergency Medicine residency positions; Medicine subspecialty residency positions; Pediatric subspecialty residency positions; as well as the Canadian access to the US electronic application system for postgraduate medical training (ERAS).
CaRMS Announces Organizational Review
Read CaRMS' 2012 Annual Report to see how we are evolving to meet the changing needs of Canada's medical education community.
2010 REPORT ON CANADIAN STUDENTS STUDYING ABROAD
CaRMS has released a comprehensive report on Canadians studying medicine abroad. The study estimates that there are approximately 3500 Canadian students enrolled in medical schools abroad, sharing a desire to return home to Canada to practice medicine.
Click here to access the full report.
CaRMS Governance Review Committee Report
In 2009, the Board of Directors of the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) established a Governance Review Committee to review governance in its organization and make recommendations for any needed change.
The Governance Review Committee developed an assessment of the main elements of CaRMS governance (mandate, structure and accountability) and made 28 recommendations for change. The following summary document highlights some key challenges and recommendations.
CaRMS Governance Review Committee Final Report - Executive Summary, Recommendations and Conclusion