Residency matches

CaRMS works in close cooperation with the medical education community, medical schools and students/residents to match over 3,500 applicants each year to postgraduate medical training programs in Canada through four residency matches. We centralize the residency application process and facilitate the process for both applicants and faculty.

CaRMS does not set policies around access to postgraduate training positions in Canada. Medical schools offering residency programs work in close cooperation with provincial health ministries which fund the positions. Eligibility for postgraduate medical training is ultimately determined by each Canadian medical school.

Review the information below for more information.

R-1 Main Residency Match

The R-1 Main Residency Match is the match for entry level (R-1) postgraduate positions. The R-1 match is CaRMS’ largest match and encompasses all 17 Canadian medical schools.

For more information, visit the R-1 match page.

Family Medicine/Emergency Medicine Match

The Family Medicine/Emergency Medicine Match (FM/EM match) is for applicants who are completing or have completed postgraduate training in family medicine in Canada and want to pursue enhanced skills training in emergency medicine.

For more information, visit the FM/EM match page.

Medicine Subspecialty Match

The Medicine Subspecialty Match (MSM) is for residents currently in an internal medicine residency training program who are looking to apply for subspecialty training.

For more information, visit the MSM page.

Pediatric Subspecialty Match

The Pediatric Subspecialty Match (PSM) is for residents currently in a pediatric residency training program who are looking to apply for subspecialty training.

For more information, visit the PSM page.

Application to the US

CaRMS also administers Canadian applicants’ access to the electronic application system for medical residency training in the United States, known as the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).