Individual programs decide which applicants they want to interview. If you are invited for an interview, your invitation will come directly from the program – most likely by email. Programs will also notify you whether or not you have been selected for an interview on the Interview Offer Status page in your CaRMS Online account, so you’ll know if you should expect to receive an interview invitation by email.

CaRMS collects and posts the dates programs will hold interviews on an interview schedule you can access within CaRMS Online. We do this to help prevent conflicts between faculties. If you are invited to more than one interview and the dates conflict, you can contact the programs directly to make alternate arrangements.

Who does what in the interview process


  • Collects and publishes interview dates in CaRMS Online
  • Provides amelioration in the case of concerns about an interview
  • Facilitates equal opportunity employment by masking applicant photos until the interview process begins

Faculties of medicine:

  • Provide CaRMS with interview dates
  • Decide which applicants to interview
  • Notify applicants of their interview offer status through CaRMS Online
  • Coordinate interviews directly with applicants
  • Conduct interviews

Check out our msm virtual experiences page to see information from programs that have chosen to showcase their school and discipline to applicants in an online format. Please note that program participation is optional and they are not obligated to provide these opportunities.

All 2023 CaRMS subspecialty match interviews will be in a virtual format, including those for local candidates, as per the decision of the AFMC Board of Directors.

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