Updated March 5, 2020
University of Manitoba
2020 Cycle 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. Any delays in providing all required documentation to CPSM may result in delay in issuance of a certificate of registration and a delay in start of postgraduate training
CaRMS Match Iterations
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.
You must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident to apply.
Graduates of LCME/CACMS accredited schools who are Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents are eligible for the R1 match.
- 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: https://cpsm.mb.ca/registration
- IMGs:International Medical Graduates (IMGs) 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). All IMG candidates accepted to residency programs are required to complete the mandatory two week orientation program in June. Eligible learners in Doctors of Osteopathy programs may apply to the IMG stream for the upcoming CaRMS match cycle.
Required documents for ALL applicants Canadian Citizenship
Notarized/certified photocopied proof of citizenship must be provided by submitting one of the following documents to CaRMS by the file review opening date. Photocopies are accepted but citizenship documents other than what is listed below are not accepted.
- Birth Certificate issued by an authority in Canada with any photo ID
- Canadian Passport
- 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
- Permanent Resident Card; legible copies of both sides of the card must be provided
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/
- All applicants are required to complete a CASPer(tm) (Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics) test. CASPer is an online test which assesses for noncognitive skills and interpersonal characteristics.
- Test dates for 1st Iteration
A limited number of test dates and times will be available in October. 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 8, 2020. Please note this is the only test date available and no additional tests will be scheduled. Please refer to the following website to confirm the test dates. https://takecasper.com/test-dates/
- To see an example of the test structure and schedule a test, please visit take CASPer.com http://www.takeCASPer.com. Please direct any inquiries on the test to email@example.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 take the test in the 1st iteration of the 2019 R1 match are not eligible to rewrite the test in 2nd iteration.
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.
- If you graduated from an English medical school in Canada or the US, you are exempt from providing proof of language proficiency.
Candidates who attended medical school in Canada or the United States where the language of instruction or the primary language of patient care was not English, must fulfill the English Language Proficiency requirements.
- IMG applicants must fulfill the English Language Proficiency requirements.
Candidates are exempted from English language proficiency testing under the following circumstances:
- the language of instruction and patient care throughout the entire undergraduate medical education curriculum was in English. A letter of attestation mailed directly from the Dean of the candidate’s medical school confirming that the majority of the language of instruction and patient care was conducted in English is required.
- their undergraduate medical education was taken in English in one of the countries that have English as a first and native language (see list below)
For example, evidence could be provided to support the following:
- taken in their totality, the majority (>50%) of the applicant’s undergraduate and/or postgraduate medical education was in English;
- taken in its totality, the majority (>50%) of patient care provided by the applicant was in English
All other candidates must have taken the Academic Version of International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 7 in each component with an overall band score of no less than 7 in the same sitting. IELTS scores will be considered valid for 2 years from the date taken.
List of countries that have English as a first and native language – Countries: Australia, Bahamas, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America, US Virgin Islands – Caribbean Islands: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Grenadines, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Trinidad and Tobago
Please note the following:
- 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.
Additional document information for IMGs
All IMGs need to have their documents verified through physiciansapply.ca.
This process can take several weeks/months to complete. Individuals are advised to visit physiciansapply.ca at the point of application.
Medical Council of Canada Examinations
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
For the 2020 CaRMS match IMGs must have written and passed the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination Part 1(MCCQE1) or the Medical Council of Canada Evaluation Examination (MCCEE) Medical Council of Canada. The MCCQE1 is preferred in 2020 and will be mandatory for the 2021 CaRMS match. Exam results must be provided by the File Review Opening Date. Please review specific residency program descriptions for more information
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.
The second iteration of the CaRMS match will include two parallel streams; Canadian Medical Graduates (CMG) Stream and International Medical Graduate (IMG) Stream, each having designated positions. There will be no crossover or transfer between stream the two streams with the exception of the Anatomical Pathology, General Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery and Neurology programs which will proceed with a blended stream for the second iteration, if required. Candidates must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Resident of Canada to be eligible for either stream
Residents in current PG positions can access the second iteration as a way of changing programs or specialties. CMG Residents can only apply to unfilled CMG positions. IMG Residents can only apply for unfilled IMG positions.
Pre-Residency Orientation Programs
To help ensure a smooth transition to residency, all IMG candidates accepted to residency programs are required to complete the mandatory two week orientation program in June 2020. Further information about the mandatory IMG Orientation can be found on the University of Manitoba, International Medical Graduates-Orientation webpage. http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/health_sciences/medicine/education/imgp/index.html
All candidates accepted to all residency programs must attend the mandatory PGME orientation day on Monday June 29, 2020.
Successful completion of MCCQE Part I and MCCQE Part II is required for a license for independent practice in Manitoba following residency.
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 of the R1 match. International Medical Graduates with non-creditable postgraduate training are eligible for the first and second iteration.
Postgraduate Essential Skills and Abilities
Those candidates applying for residency must meet the essential skills and abilities associated with the Residency Program. The PGME essential skills and abilities documents outlines the required skills and technical standards that all candidates for admissions, promotion or graduation in the PGME Programs must meet to successfully achieve the required competencies necessary to practice their area of medicine in Canada
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.
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/health_sciences/medicine/education/pgme/policies.html
The “Medical Learners with Blood Borne Pathogens” policy is under the “Safety,, Rights and Wellness section:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Failure to meet or provide proof of any of the stated requirements may result in an applicant’s file not being reviewed.