2018 R-1 Main Residency Match (R-1 match) –
Updated March 1, 2018
March 2, 2018 at 12:00 (noon) ET
All program descriptions for the second iteration will be copied over from the first iteration.
Changes to program descriptions can only be made by requesting that your postgraduate office return the description for updates. When the description is returned, program directors and administrators will be able to log into CaRMS Online and update their program descriptions for the second iteration of the match.
File reviewer and filter setup
Programs may add or remove file reviewers for the second iteration through CaRMS Online.
Program administrators and directors may also create filters in preparation for file review.
All file reviewers added in the first iteration will automatically have access to review applications for the second iteration on March 8.
March 5, 2018 at 12:00 (noon) ET
Applicants begin online application process
All applicants may log into their CaRMS Online account to begin their application.
Program descriptions published on carms.ca
Program descriptions are now available on carms.ca for applicants to review.
March 8, 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.
Note: there is no designated national interview period for the second iteration of the R-1 Main Residency Match.
March 15, 2018 at 12:00 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.
March 22, 2018 at 14:00 ET
Deadline: rank order list
Programs must submit their rank order list through CaRMS Online by 14:00 ET.
April 11, 2018 at 12:00 (noon) ET
Match results for the second iteration of the 2018 R-1 Main Residency Match are available through CaRMS Online.
May 8, 2018 at 15:00 ET
CaRMS Online access closes
CaRMS Online access closes for the 2018 R-1 Main Residency Match.
We recommend 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 timeline regularly, as dates are subject to change.