Updated October 14, 2020

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2021 Cycle Information

Criteria applicable for all medical graduates; for specific information, please see tabs.

CRITERIA FOR ALL MEDICAL GRADUATES

GENERAL INFORMATION For Entry in the 2021-22 Academic Year

The Ontario Faculties of Medicine and Ontario Ministry of Health have agreed to the following policies for the 2021 Pediatric Subspecialty Match. It is important to note individual programs may have specific criteria used to review applications. Please carefully review the program specific criteria as well as the provincial criteria listed below. All matched applicants must meet the criteria for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) for postgraduate education.

ANY DELAYS IN PROVIDING ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION TO CPSO MAY RESULT IN A DELAY IN ISSUANCE OF A CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION AND A DELAY IN START OF POSTGRADUATE TRAINING BEYOND JULY 1.

LICENSING BODY CPSO
SOURCE OF FUNDING Ministry of Health and Non-Ministry of Health
TRAINING LEVEL ELIGIBILITY
Subspecialty Training level Eligibility details
Pediatrics subspecialties Current resident Ministry of Health Funded Positions:

  • Current residents who are enrolled in Royal College or ACGME accredited Pediatrics programs who will be completing PGY3 training on or before December 31, 2021. PGY3 residents with completion dates between July 1 and December 31, 2021 must declare their completion date on the application form and request a late start.
  • Residents who are planning to complete a “Chief Pediatrics Resident (CPR)” year are eligible to apply in their PGY4 year provided:
    • The PGY4 year is supported outside of the usual funding source (e.g. Provincial government funding). The year cannot be self-funded, and
    • The Resident remains registered in an accredited Pediatric program for the full length of the CPR year.

Non-Ministry of Health Funded Positions:

  • Current residents who are enrolled in Royal College or ACGME accredited Pediatrics programs who will be completing PGY3 or higher training on or before December 31, 2021. Residents with completion dates between July 1 and December 31, 2021 must declare their completion date on the application form and request a late start.
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Current resident Residents in their final year of a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada accredited program with a pathway to the above Pediatric Subspecialties are eligible to apply. (Royal College)

For Pediatric Critical Care and Pediatric Emergency Medicine

  1. For Pediatric Critical Care, residents in a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada accredited program in Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, General Surgery and Cardiac Surgery may be eligible to apply. Royal College
  2. For Pediatric Emergency Medicine, you may also be eligible if you are enrolled in Adult Emergency Medicine. Royal College
RESTRICTIONS

 

Ineligible Candidates

  • The Pediatric Subspecialty Match cannot be used for transfers or re-entry into practice for those physicians who have been working with restricted or independent licensure.
  • Sponsored Residents (Foreign Governments) or Trainees on work permits may apply directly to the school/program for subspecialty training. These positions are supernumerary and not part of the CaRMS Pediatric Subspecialty Match process.
MATCH STREAMS Competitive streams.
CITIZENSHIP REQUIREMENTS
Accepted Citizenship types
Canadian citizen
Canadian permanent resident
Accepted Citizenship documents
Canadian Birth Certificate or Act of Birth
Passport page showing Canadian citizenship
Certificate of Canadian Citizenship
Record of Landing, clearly showing the date of landing in Canada
Canadian Permanent Resident Card (both sides of card)
Deadline for providing Citizenship documents
Program rank order list deadline
  • Notarized/certified photocopy of Birth Certificate issued by an authority in Canada accompanied by photo ID (must be Canadian government issued photo ID)
  • Failure to provide proof of citizenship will result in the removal of your application. No other forms of verification are acceptable.
  • Documents must be notarized/certified photocopies. Notarized/certified copies must not be older than two years from the date of application; otherwise a new notarized/certified copy is required
  • Confirmation of permanent residence must be accompanied by photo ID (must be a Canadian government issued photo ID).

ADDITIONAL CRITERIA FOR CANADIAN MEDICAL GRADUATE

A Canadian Medical Graduate (CMG) or U.S. Allopathic Medical Graduate (USMG) is an individual who received their medical degree from a medical school accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) or the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).

PROOF OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY Applicant must be able to communicate in the language of instruction and patient care of the matching school and training hospitals.
MEDICAL COUNCIL OF CANADA EXAMS Please review individual program descriptions for additional information.
RETURN OF SERVICE (ROS) REQUIREMENTS N/A
MEDICAL EDUCATION CMGs must be graduates of an acceptable medical school on the World Directory of Medical Schools World Directory of Medical Schools list.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  1. Permanent Residents: Successful applicants who hold Permanent Resident status in Canada will be required to disclose their Country of Citizenship to the postgraduate medical education office in order to comply with current reporting requirements of the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities.
  2. Matched Applicants: CaRMS will provide their electronic data file to the matched university’s postgraduate education office. The postgraduate office will share the information with the Ontario Physician Human Resource Data Centre, Canadian Post-MD Education Registry, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, the College of Family Physicians of Canada, the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada, the Professional Association of Residents of Ontario, teaching hospitals and other training sites, Touchstone Institute and the Ontario Ministry of Health.
  3. Revisions to Eligibility Criteria: The Ontario Faculties of Medicine and Ontario Ministry of Health reserve the right to make changes to the information published on the CaRMS website pertaining to Ontario postgraduate training without prior notice.
  4. Failure to meet or provide proof of any of the stated requirements may result in applicant file not being reviewed and removed.

ADDITIONAL CRITERIA FOR INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL GRADUATES

An  International Medical Graduate (IMG) is an individual who received their medical degree from a medical school that is listed with the World Directory of Medical Schools (World Directory) published by the Foundation for the Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) and the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME).

A U.S. Osteopathic Medical Graduate (USMG- Osteo) is an individual who received their medical degree from an accredited Osteopathic medical school.

PROOF OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY Applicant must be able to communicate in the language of instruction and patient care of the matching school and training school.
MEDICAL COUNCIL OF CANADA EXAMS
Examination Date/milestone assessment submission required Requirement
MCCQE Part I File review opening Mandatory with exceptions
MCCEE File review opening Mandatory with exceptions

IMGs who are applying to subspecialty training programs from programs other than Canadian residencies (e.g. US core training programs) must satisfy all CPSO requirements for educational licensure, including relevant licensing examinations in effect at the time of application.

For the 2021 match, the MCCEE and the MCCQE Part 1 are acceptable exams for licensure.

RETURN OF SERVICE (ROS) REQUIREMENTS Return of service (MOHLTC funded positions only)
The Ministry requests all ROS agreements before June 1 of the year they matched. All agreements should be returned to the Ministry prior to the start of residency training.More information for IMG ROS found here: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/hhrsd/physicians/international_medical_graduates.aspxInformation about the Ministry’s ROS programs is available at http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/hhrsd/physicians/ros.aspx
MEDICAL EDUCATION  IMGs must be graduates of an acceptable medical school on the World Directory of Medical Schools list. A  copy of medical school marks/transcripts and medical degree/diploma must be submitted. Documents that are not in English must be accompanied by a  translation. All IMGs need to have their documents verified through physiciansapply.ca. Any IMG who has not yet had their documents verified by physiciansapply.ca will be required to do so. This process can take several months to complete. Individuals are advised to visit physiciansapply.ca at the point of application.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  1. Permanent Residents: Successful applicants who hold Permanent Resident status in Canada will be required to disclose their Country of Citizenship to the postgraduate medical education office in order to comply with current reporting requirements of the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities.
  2. Matched Applicants: CaRMS will provide their electronic data file to the matched university’s postgraduate education office. The postgraduate office will share the information with the Ontario Physician Human Resource Data Centre, Canadian Post-MD Education Registry, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, the College of Family Physicians of Canada, the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada, the Professional Association of Residents of Ontario, teaching hospitals and other training sites, Touchstone Institute and the Ontario Ministry of Health.
  3. Revisions to Eligibility Criteria: The Ontario Faculties of Medicine and Ontario Ministry of Health reserve the right to make changes to the information published on the CaRMS website pertaining to Ontario postgraduate training without prior notice.
  4. Failure to meet or provide proof of any of the stated requirements may result in applicant file not being reviewed and removed.

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