Updated July 20, 2022
University of Ottawa
Northern Ontario School of Medicine
University of Toronto
2023 Cycle Information
Criteria applicable for all medical graduates; for specific information, please see tabs.
CRITERIA APPLICABLE TO ALL MEDICAL GRADUATES
|GENERAL INFORMATION||For Entry in the 2023-24 Academic Year
The Ontario Faculties of Medicine and Ontario Ministry of Health have agreed to the following policies for the PGY3 FM/ES 2023 match. It is important to note individual programs may have specific criteria used to review applications. Please carefully review the program specific criteria as well as the provincial criteria listed below. All matched applicants must meet the licensing criteria for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) for postgraduate education. CPSO
ANY DELAYS IN PROVIDING ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION TO CPSO MAY RESULT IN A DELAY IN ISSUANCE OF A CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION AND A DELAY IN START OF POSTGRADUATE TRAINING BEYOND JULY 1.
|LICENSING BODY||College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario|
|SOURCE OF FUNDING||Ministry of Health|
|TRAINING LEVEL ELIGIBILITY||Subspecialty: Enhanced skills
Current residents enrolled in ACGME accredited Family Medicine residency programs in the U.S. who are Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents may apply to the PGY3 FM/ES Match if they meet the CFPC requirements outlined on the College of Family Physicians of Canada website at: Home | The College of Family Physicians Canada
Please be aware that most, if not all, hospitals in Ontario have mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies in place that require, in the absence of a valid medical or human rights exemption, proof of vaccination. Acceptable vaccination must be in accordance with Health Canada. You will be required to provide an attestation that you meet this requirement as part of the CaRMS application process and any actual documentation will be collected by the appropriate institution if matched. These guidelines could change at any time in accordance with future direction from the Ministry of Health or the Universities based on information from Public Health.
|MATCH STREAMS||Competitive streams|
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||Applicants must be able to communicate proficiently in the language of instruction and patient care of the matching school and training site.|
|MEDICAL COUNCIL OF CANADA EXAMS||Please review individual program descriptions for additional information.|
|RETURN OF SERVICE (ROS) REQUIREMENTS||N/A|
|MEDICAL EDUCATION||Please review individual program descriptions for additional information.|
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL GRADUATES
An International Medical Graduate (IMG) is an individual who received their medical degree from a medical school that is 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).
In Ontario, an International Medical Graduate (IMG) is an individual who received their medical degree from a medical school not accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) or the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).
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||Applicant must be able to communicate proficiently in the language of instruction and patient care of the matching school and training hospital.|
|MEDICAL COUNCIL OF CANADA EXAMS||Examination: MCCQE Part I
IMGs who are applying to subspecialty training programs from programs other than Canadian residencies (e.g. US core training programs) must satisfy all CPSO requirements for educational licensure, including relevant licensing examinations in effect at the time of application.
|RETURN OF SERVICE (ROS) REQUIREMENTS||The Ministry requests all ROS agreements before June 1 of the year they were matched. All agreements should be returned to the Ministry prior to the start of residency training. It is the responsibility of the applicant to confirm eligibility with respect to ROS requirements of other provinces.
More information for IMG ROS can be found here: Return of Service
Information about the Ministry’s ROS programs is available here: Return of Service Program
A letter of release from existing return of service agreements must be submitted as part of the application.
|MEDICAL EDUCATION||IMGs must be graduates of an acceptable medical school on the World Directory of Medical Schools list. A copy of medical school marks/transcripts and medical degree/diploma must be submitted. Documents that are not in English must be accompanied by a translation. All IMGs need to have their documents verified through physiciansapply.ca. Any IMG who has not yet had their documents verified by physiciansapply.ca will be required to do so. This process can take several months to complete. Individuals are advised to visit physiciansapply.ca at the point of application.|