2019 Medicine Subspecialty Match (MSM)
– First iteration

Updated February 1, 2018

If you have not previously participated in a CaRMS match, you can register here starting July 11, 2018.

You will notice that there are milestones and deadlines listed in this timetable. Milestones are simply recommended dates designed to help you keep your application on track during each phase of the application process. These milestones are not deadlines.


July 18, 2018 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Program descriptions are published on CaRMS.ca

Program descriptions for all programs that are participating in the Medicine Subspecialty Match are now available on CaRMS.ca for applicants to review.


July 18, 2018 at 12:00 (noon) ET

CaRMS Online opens

All applicants are able to log into their CaRMS Online account using their existing username and password to participate in the match. If you have forgotten your username or password, click on the Forgot your username or password option on the CaRMS Online login page.


August 9, 2018 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Program selection

Applicants are now able to start selecting the programs to which they wish to apply on CaRMS Online and assign requested documents.


August 10, 2018 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Milestone: Physiciansapply.ca examination and document transfers

All your MCC examinations and documents should be shared in the physiciansapply.ca transfers section of your application on CaRMS Online by this date to ensure your examination scores and documents are retrieved from the MCC before file review begins on August 29.


August 13, 2018 at 17:00 ET

Deadline: Submission of translation requests

If you would like for your transcript, MSPR or any letters of reference to be translated using our translation service, you must make the request through CaRMS Online by this date to allow sufficient time for translation before file review begins on August 29. Documents must be available in your CaRMS Online application in order for us to be able to process the translation.

Note: we will continue to process translations that are requested after this date, but, due to the high volume of requests, we cannot guarantee they will be available in your account before file review begins.


August 17, 2018

Milestone: Letters of reference sent by mail

If your referees are sending hardcopy letters of reference by mail, you should ensure they arrive at CaRMS by this date to guarantee they will be processed into your CaRMS Online application before letters of reference are available for programs to review on August 29.

Note: we will continue to process letters that arrive after this date, but, due to the volume of documents received, we cannot guarantee they will be scanned into your application before file review begins.


August 28, 2018

Deadline: Uploaded letter of reference

If referees are submitting a letter of reference through the CaRMS Online Referee portal, ensure they are submitted by this date to give applicants enough time to assign to programs in CaRMS Online before letters of reference are available for programs to review.


August 29, 2018 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Deadline: Application and document assignments

Your application and all required document assignments to programs must be completed by the opening of file review on August 29 at 12:05 (noon) ET to be considered on time.

All applications and document assignments completed after this time will be time-stamped as late.

Note: some programs will not review late applications or a document that arrives late. We encourage you to review program descriptions to ensure programs will review your application if it is submitted after file review has begun.


August 29, 2018 at 12:05 ET

File review begins

Programs now have access to all submitted applications and documents. They will review applications and communicate with applicants to schedule interviews.


September 4 – October 15, 2018

National interview period

Interviews will be scheduled during this period.


October 3, 2018 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Ranking period begins

Applicants and programs are now able to begin creating their rank order lists.


October 25, 2018 at 15:00 ET

Deadline: rank order lists

Applicants must have their rank order list submitted through CaRMS Online by 15:00 ET. This deadline is firm – no rank order lists can be submitted after this time.

Note: you are able to modify your submitted list, but you must re-submit the list before the deadline.


November 7, 2018 at 12:00 (noon) ET

MATCH DAY

Match results for the first iteration of the 2019 Medicine Subspecialty Match are available through CaRMS Online.


January 9, 2019 at 15:00 ET

CaRMS Online access closes

This is the last day to access information in your CaRMS Online account for the 2019 Medicine Subspecialty Match. You will no longer have access to the information in your application after this date.


* Please refer back to this timetable regularly, as dates are subject to change.