2019 Medicine Subspecialty Match (MSM) –
First iteration

Updated February 1, 2018

June 26, 2018 at 12:00 (noon) ET

CaRMS Online opens

Designated program administrators and program directors will receive an email from CaRMS with instructions on how to log in to CaRMS Online.

Note: if you are a program director or administrator for this match and have not received an email from us, please contact communication@carms.ca.

Program description updates

Program directors and administrators may log into CaRMS Online and start updating their program descriptions. All programs must update their program descriptions for the new match year before they are published on CaRMS.ca on July 19, 2017.

Note: program descriptions can be updated throughout the match if critical updates are needed.


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

CaRMS Online opens for candidates

All applicants may log into their CaRMS Online account to begin their application.


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

Program descriptions published on CaRMS.ca

Program descriptions are now available on CaRMS.ca for applicants to review.


August 14, 2018 at 12:00 (noon) ET

File reviewer and filter setup

Program directors and administrators may add or remove file reviewers for their program(s) in CaRMS Online.

Once file reviewers have been added, they will receive an email from CaRMS with instructions on how to create an account. Applications will be available for review when file review opens on August 29 at 12:05 ET.


August 29, 2018 at 12:05 ET

File review begins

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


September 4 – October 15, 2018

National interview period      

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


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

Ranking period begins

Applicants and programs may begin creating their rank order lists in CaRMS Online. Once you have submitted your rank order list, your postgraduate office can begin reviewing and approving. To make changes to your submitted list, contact your postgraduate office.

PGME ranking, quota and reversion approval period begins 

PGME office users can begin approving program rank order lists in CaRMS Online. Postgraduate offices can also approve quota and submit any reversion instructions starting today.


October 11, 2018

Reversions discussion period begins

Q and A discussion regarding reversions, if required, to ensure final reversions are received and understood by CaRMS, by the PGME reversion deadline.


October 17, 2018 at 14:00 ET

Deadline: program rank order list

Programs must submit their rank order list through CaRMS Online by 14:00 ET.


October 25, 2018 at 15:00 ET

Deadline: PGME ranking, quota and reversion approval 

Postgraduate office users must approve rank order lists, quota and submit any reversion instructions by 15:00 ET.


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

CaRMS Online access closes for the 2019 Medicine Subspecialty Match. We recommend that all programs download and save any match-related files before this date. Matched applicant files can only be retrieved from your postgraduate office once CaRMS Online closes.


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