Updated May 1, 2019

2021 R-1 Main Residency Match

The 2021 R-1 Main Residency Match timeline will be available on April 15, 2020.

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November 2019

14 November 2019 at 12:00 (noon) ET

File reviewer setup

Program directors and administrators may begin to add or remove file reviewers for their program(s) in CaRMS Online. File reviewers will receive an email from CaRMS with instructions on how to set up their account.

20 November 2019 at 12:05 ET

File review begins

All programs and file reviewers may access applications submitted to their program(s) through CaRMS Online.

Reference materials are not available for review until November 27 at noon ET to allow maximum time for letters of reference to be sent to CaRMS.

27 November 2019 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Reference materials available for review

All reference materials that applicants have assigned to programs are now available to programs and file reviewers.

January 2020

18 January 2020 - 9 February 2020

National interview period

Programs are responsible for scheduling interviews with applicants during this period.

Interviews for current-year Canadian medical school graduates from out-of-town universities are conducted during this three-week period. Interviews for international medical graduates and applicants at their own schools are coordinated separately with no specific national time period.

February 2020

19 February 2020 at 15:00 ET

PGME ROL deadline

File reviewer access to CaRMS Online ends once PGME offices approve programs’ rank order lists on this date.

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November 14th, 2019 at 12:00 (noon) ET

File reviewer setup

Program directors and administrators may begin to add or remove file reviewers for their program(s) in CaRMS Online. File reviewers will receive an email from CaRMS with instructions on how to set up their account.

 

November 20th, 2019 at 12:05 ET

File review begins

All programs and file reviewers may access applications submitted to their program(s) through CaRMS Online.

Reference materials are not available for review until November 27 at noon ET to allow maximum time for letters of reference to be sent to CaRMS.

 

November 27th, 2019 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Reference materials available for review

All reference materials that applicants have assigned to programs are now available to programs and file reviewers.

 

January 18th, 2020 – February 9th, 2020

National interview period

Programs are responsible for scheduling interviews with applicants during this period.

Interviews for current-year Canadian medical school graduates from out-of-town universities are conducted during this three-week period. Interviews for international medical graduates and applicants at their own schools are coordinated separately with no specific national time period.

 

February 19th, 2020 at 15:00 ET

PGME ROL deadline

File reviewer access to CaRMS Online ends once PGME offices approve programs’ rank order lists on this date.

March 11, 2020 at 12:00 (noon) ET

File reviewer setup

Program directors and administrators may begin to add or remove file reviewers for the second iteration in CaRMS Online. File reviewers will receive an email from CaRMS with instructions on how to set up their account.

 

March 19, 2020 at 12:05 ET

File review begins

All programs and file reviewers may access all applications, including reference materials, that have been submitted to their program(s) through CaRMS Online.

Note: there is no designated interview period for the second iteration of the match.

 

April 2, 2020 at 15:00 ET

PGME ROL deadline

File reviewer access to CaRMS Online ends once PGME offices approve programs’ rank order lists on this date.

 

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