Alberta

University of Alberta

Updated August 31, 2017

Eligibility Considerations First Iteration Second Iteration
Training Level (see note #1)
Current residents completing PGY3 training in Core Internal Medicine on or before June 30, 2017 are eligible for the match.

PGY3 residents with completion dates between July 1 and December 31, 2017 are also eligible but must declare their completion date on the application form and request a late start.

PGY3 residents with completion dates after December 31, 2017 should apply to the 2018 match.

For Critical Care Medicine, current residents in the PGY3 year of training in Core Internal Medicine as above, PGY4 General Internal Medicine or PGY 5 in Anesthesiology, Cardiac  Surgery, Emergency Medicine, General Surgery or an Internal Medicine subspecialty program with completion dates on or before June 30, 2017 are eligible for the Critical Care match. Residents in the second last year of any of these programs are also eligible provided they can be credentialed for both programs after 2 years in Critical Care Medicine.

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Training Program (see note #1)
Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited Core Internal Medicine residency program in a Canadian or ACGME-accredited American university.

Critical Care Medicine applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited residency training program in a Canadian or ACGME-accredited American university acceptable for Critical Care Medicine training according to the requirements of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.  This includes Internal Medicine and Internal Medicine subspecialties, Anesthesiology, General Surgery, Cardiac Surgery and Emergency Medicine.

Re-entry applicants to subspecialty training are not eligible and are referred to the University of Alberta Re-Entry Competition.

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Legal Status
Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident

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Previous subspecialty training /transfers
Trainees currently enrolled in subspecialty Internal Medicine training or any training in Internal Medicine beyond the PGY3 level  are not eligible except for the Critical Care match as outlined above.

The R4 match cannot be used for program transfer.

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Licensed Physicians (including those on restricted licenses) (see note #2)
Eligible for registration in Alberta.

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Source of Funding/Source of Medical Degree/Return of Service (see note #1)
a) Canadian or US medical graduates currently enrolled in Core Internal Medicine residency programs in Canadian or U.S. medical schools are eligible to apply.

b) International Medical Graduates (IMGs) are eligible to apply if currently enrolled in Core Internal Medicine residency programs in Canadian medical schools. (see Note 2)

c) All IMG applicants from other provinces must declare any Return in Service obligations on the application and may be disqualified if their provincial obligations preclude subspecialty training.

d) Sponsored Visa Trainees are not eligible to apply for subspecialty training through the R4 Match.

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Additional Criteria for eligible US trainees
Individuals pursuing residency training in the US and who have an MD from a non ACGME accredited school are NOT eligible to apply.

MCCEE: Applicants who have trained in the United States must provide proof of passing the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE) at the time of application. US trainees who are specialist certified by a member board of the American Board of Medical Specialties may request an exemption from the MCCEE and can provide the letter of exemption from the Medical Council of Canada in lieu of MCCEE results.

MCCQE Pt 1 and 2:  The Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Exam (MCCQE) Pt 1 and 2 requirements are program specific and identified in the program description.

RCPSC Assessment: Applicants who have Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status and who are training in the United States in an Internal Medicine Program must provide a ruling letter from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Note # 1. Subject to final confirmation, an exception to the Training Level and Training Program Criteria may be those applicants that are acceptable for the Critical Care Medicine Program according to Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. This includes those residents enrolled in Anesthesiology, General Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, and Emergency Medicine.

Note #2. International Medical Graduates currently enrolled in Core Internal Medicine programs in Canada must meet the English language requirements required by the CPSA for licensure. 
http://www.cpsa.ca/?s=language+proficiency

University of Calgary

 Iteration First Iteration Second Iteration
Training Level  (see note #1)
Current residents completing PGY3 training in Core Internal Medicine on or before June 30, 2018 are eligible for the match. PGY3 residents with completion dates between July 1 and December 31, 2018 are also eligible but must declare their completion date on the application form and request a late start. PGY3 residents with completion dates after December 31, 2018 should apply to the 2019 match. For Critical Care Medicine, current residents in the PGY3 year of training in Core Internal Medicine as above, PGY4 General Internal Medicine or PGY 5 in Anesthesiology, Cardiac Surgery, Emergency Medicine, General Surgery or an Internal Medicine subspecialty program or other approved Royal College disciplines with completion dates on or before June 30, 2018 are eligible for the Critical Care match. Residents in the second last year of any of these programs are also eligible provided they can be credentialed for both programs after 2 years in Critical Care Medicine.

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Training Program  (see note #1)
Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited Core Internal Medicine residency program in Canada or an ACGME-accredited university in the United States. Critical Care Medicine applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited residency training program in Canada or ACGME-accredited university in the United States acceptable for Critical Care Medicine training according to the requirements of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. This includes Internal Medicine and Internal Medicine subspecialties, Anesthesiology, General Surgery, Cardiac Surgery and Emergency Medicine.

Re-entry applicants to subspecialty training are not eligible and are referred to the University of Calgary Re-Entry Competition.

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Pain Medicine Applicants
All active residents should be in good standing with their program director.

Graduates of a Canadian medical School who are:

Currently in their final year (R4-R5) or who have completed training in a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Accredited program in Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry, and Rheumatology. Entry from other FRCPC programs such as Orthopedics, Neurosurgery and Palliative Care is possible in exceptional cases.

Currently in their final year or who have completed training in an accredited US ACGME program in Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry, and Rheumatology may be eligible to apply. Entry from other FRCPC programs such as Orthopedics, Neurosurgery and Palliative Care is possible in exceptional cases. Applicants in this category must receive an official ruling of eligibility to sit the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada exams in their core specialty prior to application to be eligible to apply.

International Medical Graduates who are:

Currently in their final year (R4-R5)or who have completed training in a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada accredited program in Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry, and Rheumatology . Entry from other FRCPC programs such as Orthopedics, Neurosurgery and Palliative Care is possible in exceptional cases.

International Medical Graduates applicants must declare any Return of Service obligations on the application and may be disqualified if their provincial obligations preclude subspecialty training.

VISA Sponsored residents are NOT eligible

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Legal Status
Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident.

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Previous subspecialty training /transfers
Trainees currently enrolled in subspecialty Internal Medicine training or any training in Internal Medicine beyond the PGY3 level are not eligible except for the Critical Care match as outlined above.The R4 match cannot be used for program transfer.

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Licensed Physicians (including those on restricted licenses)
Eligible for registration in Alberta.

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Source of Funding/Source of Medical Degree/Return of Service
Canadian or US medical graduates currently enrolled in Core Internal Medicine residency programs in Canadian or U.S. medical schools as outlined above are eligible to apply. International Medical Graduates (IMGs) are eligible to apply if currently enrolled in Core Internal Medicine residency programs in Canada. All IMG applicants from other provinces must declare any Return in Service obligations on the application and may be disqualified if their provincial obligations preclude subspecialty training. Sponsored Visa Trainees are not eligible to apply for subspecialty training through the R4 Match

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Additional Criteria for eligible US trainees
Individuals pursuing residency training in the US and who have an MD from a non ACGME  or LCME accredited school are NOT eligible to apply.

Additional Information

MCCEE: Applicants who have trained in the United States must provide proof of passing the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE) at the time of application. US trainees who are specialist certified by a member board of the American Board of Medical Specialties may request an exemption from the MCCEE and can provide the letter of exemption from the Medical Council of Canada in lieu of MCCEE results.

MCCQE Pt 1 and 2: The Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Exams (MCCQE) Pt 1 and 2 are not required but highly recommended as priority may be given to those who have successfully completed the exams. They are both required for eventual licensure to practice in Canada.

RCPSC Assessment: Applicants who have Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status and who are training in the United States in an Internal Medicine Program must provide a ruling letter from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Note # 1. Subject to final confirmation, an exception to the Training Level and Training Program Criteria may be those applicants that are acceptable for the Critical Care Medicine Program according to Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. This includes those residents enrolled in Anesthesiology, General Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, and Emergency Medicine.