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The 2016 R-1 Main Residency Match is open

The 2016 R-1 Main Residency Match is open

The R-1 Main Residency Match (R-1 match) for entry level postgraduate positions is CaRMS’ largest match. It encompasses all 17 Canadian medical schools and is offered in two iterations each year. The first iteration includes all graduating students and prior year graduates from Canada and the US, as well as graduates from international medical schools, who meet the basic eligibility criteria and have no prior postgraduate training in Canada or the US.

Applicants interested in submitting an application in this match should review the important information – including eligibility criteria – posted on our R-1 match page.

Program descriptions for each of the programs participating in the match are available on our website and should be reviewed thoroughly. Please note that they are subject to change, so we recommend you check back frequently to make sure you have the most current information.

Be sure to refer to the R-1 match timeline for important milestones and deadlines throughout match cycle.

CaRMS also offers a variety of help resources to guide you through the match process, including help guides, instructional videos, match overview handouts and more.

Our bilingual help desk staff are available to assist you with the application process. Contact or 1.877.227.6742, if you have any questions.