R-1 Main Residency Match (R-1 match)
Applicant timetable - First iteration
Updated October 22, 2012
Timetable for the first iteration of the 2013 R-1 Main Residency Match
NOTE: Milestones are CaRMS-recommended dates that you should follow to ensure you are using your time well and allotting enough time to complete the next phase thoroughly. These are not deadlines; they are merely guidelines that are proven to keep you on track throughout the match cycle.
August 15, 2012 (13:30 ET)
Online request for registration opens
Online request for registration opens for international medical graduates, United States medical graduates and prior-year Canadian medical graduates (current-year Canadian graduates are automatically registered by their medical schools).
CaRMS encourages reading the basic criteria, provincial criteria and program descriptions sections before registering.
September 4 to 5, 2012
Token distribution begins
All verified applicants are e-mailed their tokens.
Use your token to complete the registration process and log into the CaRMS online application system, which opens September 5, 2012.
If you request registration after September 3, 2012 you will be sent your token within three (3) business days, or contacted by CaRMS for further information.
September 5, 2012 (12:00 ET)
CaRMS online application opens
The CaRMS online application opens for 2013 R-1 match applicants. Applicants use their token to complete the registration process and begin their CaRMS online application.
September 21, 2012
Program descriptions available for review
Program descriptions for the 2013 R-1 Match are available for applicants to review.
NOTE: The program descriptions may be altered occasionally and should be referred to regularly. The program description must be approved by the postgraduate dean's office before any updates can be considered official. The program description's status is indicated at the top of each page, and the time of the last update is at the bottom.
October 18, 2012 (19:00 ET)
Program selection opens
Applicants are able to begin selecting programs to which they wish to apply, starting on this date.
Applicants are encouraged to thoroughly read the program descriptions to ensure they have all of the required documents.
October 26, 2012
Extra documents/transcripts expected at CaRMS Milestone*
All medical school transcripts and extra documents are expected in the CaRMS Document Centre by this date. These documents can include items such as publications, abstracts, certificates, etc. This milestone does NOT refer to documents submitted online.
It is your responsibility to follow university procedures to order a medical school transcript and have it sent directly to the CaRMS office. You are able to track documents that CaRMS has processed through the online application.
*This is the first milestone in the CaRMS first iteration timetable.
November 12, 2012 (12:00 ET)
NAC OSCE milestone
If you have taken the National Assessment Collaboration Objective Structured Clinical Examination (NAC OSCE), enter that information in the NAC OSCE section of the CaRMS online application by this date, to stay on track with your application.
MCC examination milestone
All MCC examination information must be entered into the examinations section of the CaRMS online application by this date to ensure examination scores arrive direct from the MCC in time for the opening of file review. Please note, it is the applicant's responsibility to provide their examination results letter(s) if they wish to include this document as part of their MCC examination results.
CaRMS will continue to process examination information entered after this date, but cannot guarantee scores will be available from the MCC before file review, due to the time required for data processing.
November 14, 2012 (12:00 ET)
All Medical Student Performance Records (MSPRs) are due at the CaRMS Document Centre on this date.
If your MSPR is not processed into your CaRMS online application within one week of this date, please contact your undergraduate office.
November 16, 2012 (12:00 ET)
Letter of reference milestone
All letters of reference should have arrived at the CaRMS Document Centre by this date to guarantee they will be processed into your CaRMS online application in time for file review on December 4.
CaRMS will continue to process letters that arrive after this date, but cannot guarantee they will be scanned before file review due to the volume of documents received. Please note that this milestone excludes electronic letters of reference (ELORs).
November 21, 2012
Document assignment and program submission milestone
Document assignments should be complete by this date to ensure your applications are complete for November 23, when CaRMS Online closes in preparation for file review.
Online documents should also be completed by this date. These documents include items such as the CV, personal letter and photograph.
Some programs will not review an incomplete application, a document that arrives late, or a document that has been assigned after file review begins. Be sure to review the program descriptions before this date to ensure you are assigning all the required documents.
November 23, 2012 (17:00 ET) to December 4, 2012 (12:00 ET)
CaRMS online application closed
Online services are closed for preparation of file review.
Applcants will not have access to their application during this time period.
December 4, 2012 (12:00 ET)
File review begins
Programs begin reviewing applications.
CaRMS online application re-opens.
January 19 - February 10, 2013
National interview period
Interviews for current-year Canadian medical school graduates from out-of-town universities are conducted during this three-week period. Interviews for applicants at their own schools and for international medical graduates are coordinated separately with no national specific time period.
January 31, 2013 (12:00 ET)
Rank order list (ROL) period begins
The rank order list (ROL) system opens to applicants and programs for online ranking.
CaRMS recommends that you do not wait until the last minute to enter or finalize your rank order list.
February 13, 2013 (17:00 ET)
Program rank order list (ROL) deadline
Programs must submit their rank order lists by 17:00 ET.
February 19, 2013 (16:00 ET)
Applicant rank order list (ROL) deadline
Rank order list deadline. This is the only deadline in the CaRMS match year - applicants must have their rank order list properly submitted into the CaRMS system by 16:00 ET or they will be automatically withdrawn from the first iteration.
CaRMS recommends submitting your rank order list well before the deadline and printing your e-mail confirmation. If you do not receive an e-mail confirmation, you may not have properly submitted your ROL. Check your junk mail if one doesn't arrive in your inbox. If you make any changes to a submitted ROL, you must submit the list again.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 (12:00 ET)
Match results are available at 12:00 ET.