Updated July 20, 2022

Dalhousie University

2023 Cycle Information

Criteria applicable for all medical graduates; for specific information, please see tabs.

The 2023 provincial criteria is currently under review.

Please note that the criteria on this page is from the 2022 match. Updated criteria will be posted on this page in the upcoming months, once it has been reviewed by the province.

CRITERIA FOR ALL MEDICAL GRADUATES

GENERAL INFORMATION Successful applicants must hold a CCFP designation at the time Emergency Medicine training commences.

You must currently be in a Family Medicine Residency program* OR be registered to write the College of Family Physicians Canada exam (CCFP) to be considered.  The Care of the Elderly program will also consider Family Physicians with the CCFP designation who are interested in re-entering training from practice.

LICENSING BODY All applicants must be eligible to register for an educational license with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island.

College of Physicians and Surgeons Nova Scotia

College of Physicians and Surgeons New Brunswick

College of Physicians and Surgeons Prince Edward Island

SOURCE OF FUNDING  Ministries of Health – Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island
TRAINING LEVEL ELIGIBILITY Subspecialty: Enhanced skills

  • Training level: Licensed physicians, with CCFP designation
  • Eligibility details: Care of the Elderly will be accepting applicants who are already in practice.
RESTRICTIONS Eligibility of Visa-Sponsored Residents

Visa-sponsored residents are not eligible to apply for positions through the Family Medicine/Enhanced Skills subspecialty match. Instead, visa-sponsored trainees should contact the PGY4 Subspecialty Training Program to inquire about the application process for sponsored residents.

COVID-19 Immunization

COVID-19 vaccination is now required for all healthcare workers in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and PEI by public health order. As long as that order remains in effect, candidates who electively choose not to be vaccinated against COVID-19 are not eligible to work, and therefore, are ineligible for training.

MATCH STREAMS N/A
CITIZENSHIP REQUIREMENTS
Accepted Citizenship types
Canadian citizen
Canadian permanent resident
Accepted Citizenship documents
Canadian Birth Certificate or Act of Birth
Canadian Citizenship Card (both sides of card)
Canadian Permanent Resident Card (both sides of card)
Confirmation of Permanent Residence in Canada
Certificate of Canadian Citizenship
Passport page showing Canadian citizenship
Record of Landing, clearly showing the date of landing in Canada
Deadline for providing Citizenship documents
File review opening

CaRMS is partnering with third-party organizations to automate the verification of citizenship/legal status required by postgraduate offices for entry into residency. Third-party verification simplifies the process for applicants and programs. All applicants who do not receive third-party citizenship verification will be required to upload and assign an acceptable proof of citizenship document. Please see additional information here.

ADDITIONAL CRITERIA FOR CANADIAN MEDICAL GRADUATES

A Canadian Medical Graduate (CMG) or U.S. Allopathic Medical Graduate (USMG) is an individual who received their medical degree from a medical school accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) or the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).

PROOF OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY Proof of English proficiency is not required for Canadian Medical Graduates.
MEDICAL COUNCIL OF CANADA EXAMS Examination: MCCQE Part I

  • Date/milestone assessment submission required: File review opening
  • Requirement: Mandatory
RETURN OF SERVICE (ROS) REQUIREMENTS Any candidate who has an undischarged Return of Service (ROS) must disclose such obligations at time of application.
MEDICAL EDUCATION  N/A
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION N/A

ADDITIONAL CRITERIA FOR INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL GRADUATES

An International Medical Graduate (IMG) is an individual who received their medical degree from a medical school that listed with the World Directory of Medical Schools (World Directory) published by the Foundation for the Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) and the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME).

A U.S. Osteopathic Medical Graduate (USMG- Osteo) is an individual who received their medical degree from an accredited Osteopathic medical school.

PROOF OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY All applicants whose first and native language is not English must demonstrate English Language Proficiency. This requirement is fulfilled if you provide proof that:

  1. You currently hold an independent medical licence in any province or territory in Canada; or
  2. You received your undergraduate medical education or your postgraduate training in English from one of the countries listed below; or

Countries with English as a first and native language:

Australia, Bahamas, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America, US Virgin Islands

Caribbean Islands with English as a first and native language:

Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Grenadines, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Trinidad and Tobago

  1. your postgraduate training did not occur in one of the countries listed above, but it was conducted in English and the primary language for patient care was in English; or
  2. you have achieved one of the following English Language Proficiency test results:

Language assessment document accepted: IELTS Academic

  • Document validity (not expired) by: Results can not be more than 24 months old by the time a resident starts (July 1st, 2023)
  • Minimum score: 7.0 in each of the components in the same sitting

Language assessment document accepted: Occupational English Test (OET) -Medicine

  • Document validity (not expired) by: Results can not be more than 24 months old by the time a resident starts (July 1st, 2023)
  • Minimum score: Minimum grade of B in each of the four components in the same sitting

Language assessment document accepted: Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) – General

  • Document validity (not expired) by: Results can not be more than 24 months old by the time a resident starts (July 1st, 2023)
  • Minimum score: Minimum score of 9 in each of the four components in the same sitting

For more information regarding English language requirements please visit: https://cpsns.ns.ca/resource/english-language-proficiency/

MEDICAL COUNCIL OF CANADA EXAMS Examination: MCCQE Part I

  • Date/milestone assessment submission required: File review opening
  • Requirement: Mandatory with exceptions

For all candidates applying through CaRMS, the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Exam Part 1 (MCCQE1) or equivalent is required.

For DO (Osteopathic Medicine) candidates, the COMLEX is an acceptable alternative.

RETURN OF SERVICE (ROS) REQUIREMENTS Any candidate who has an undischarged Return of Service (ROS) must disclose such obligations at the time of application.
MEDICAL EDUCATION Proof of MD Degree or DO Degree (Osteopathic medicine)

Graduates of Non-LCME or CACMS-Accredited Medical Schools (GNLCAMS) must be a graduate of an acceptable medical school or a graduate of a US school of Osteopathic Medicine and must meet provincial licensing eligibility in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island.

A copy of medical/osteopathy school marks/transcripts and medical degree/diploma must be submitted. Documents that are not in English must be accompanied by a notarized translation.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION N/A

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