To participate in the Medicine Subspecialty Match (MSM) you must be a Canadian citizen or hold a valid Canadian permanent resident card.

Provincial criteria

General info

Each province has criteria that must be met by applicants applying for positions within that province. Eligibility requirements differ from province to province, so you should carefully review the criteria when preparing to apply to programs.

Click the tabs to see eligibility criteria for each province.

Eligibility criteria is updated shortly before the opening of each match.

Newfoundland

Updated July 19, 2018

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Eligibility criteria for the MSM

To participate in the Medicine Subspecialty Match (MSM), you must be a Canadian citizen or hold a valid Canadian permanent resident card. (www.immigrationdirect.ca)

Provincial criteria

Each province has criteria that must be met by applicants applying for positions within that province. Eligibility requirements differ from province to province, so you should carefully review the criteria below when preparing to apply to programs.

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Provincial Terms and Conditions

The province of Newfoundland and Labrador requires all applicants to submit, as proof of citizenship/permanent residency, a notarized/certified copy of their current valid passport in addition to one of the following documents:

  • Canadian Birth Certificate
  • Certificate of Canadian Citizenship
  • Canadian Permanent Resident Card (both sides of card)

 

Applicants are required to have completed at least three (3) core years of training in Internal Medicine (acceptable to the Royal College).

NOTICE TO APPLICANTS

It should be noted that the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland and Labrador (CPSNL) will screen applications at the request of Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) only. Individuals are therefore advised NOT to contact the CPSNL for an opinion or assessment regarding their eligibility.

Individuals who are considering the liquidation of major personal assets as part of a move to Newfoundland, affiliated with a residency position, are cautioned that final acceptance to our program is contingent on clearance from the CPSNL.

 

Other than the proof of citizenship/permanent residency, notarized/certified documents are not required for the application process; however, if you are accepted, you will be required to provide the original or notarized/certified documents.

 

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland and Labrador

All applicants matched to the postgraduate medical education programs at Memorial University’s Faculty of Medicine must meet the requirements for the Postgraduate Education License with the CPSNL prior to entering the program. The CPSNL’s Medical Act and Regulations, and Postgraduate Education License requirements, are subject to amendment from time to time. The CPSNL takes no responsibility for updating applicants on any amendments to licensure requirements.

The following are the Postgraduate Education License requirements of the CPSNL and PGME office, and required documents:

  • The CPSNL’s application form must be completed and applicable fees paid.
  • A notarized copy of the applicant’s medical degree.
  • Current original passport sized photograph.
  • If applicable, a copy of Permanent Residency or Canadian Citizenship and current valid passport.
  • Confirmation of holding Professional Liability Insurance (CMPA).
  • A copy of the Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) certificate.
  • Criminal Record Check/Vulnerable Sector Check – Applicants for licensure in Newfoundland and Labrador are required to provide the CPSNL with a criminal record check and vulnerable sector check. Applicants must contact their local police service to arrange for these checks and for the completed checks to be sent to the CPSNL. The CPSNL does not cover any costs associated with these checks. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in an incomplete application. Both documents must be received at the CPSNL before a resident will be permitted to commence training.
  • Medical Identification Number for Canada (MINC) Consent Form.
  • If an applicant’s name has changed following graduation from medical school, notarized documents such as a marriage certificate, divorce certificate or official name change document will be required.
  • Applicants must have graduated from a school or Faculty of Medicine recognized by the World Directory of Medical Schools.
  • IMGs must have a passing score in the Medical Council of Canada (MCC) Evaluating Exam and must have written this exam no more than 5 years immediately before the date of commencing residency. Please refer to the MCC website at www.mcc.ca. Applicants are required to provide a copy of the results as well as the supplemental feedback report. All other applicants are required to provide a copy of the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Part I or II examination results and supplemental feedback report.
  • In order to be granted a Postgraduate Education License by the CPSNL, applicants must also provide proof of proficiency in the English language. Applicants are exempt from language proficiency testing if their medical education and patient care experience was in one of the countries that has English as a first language.

The CPSNL recognizes the following countries and dependencies as having English as the first language:

Anguilla

Antigua and Barbuda

Australia

Bahamas

Barbados

Bermuda

Canada

Dominica

Grenada

Ireland

Jamaica

New Zealand

St. Kitts and Nevis

St. Lucia

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Singapore

South Africa

Trinidad and Tobago

United Kingdom

United States of America

Virgin Islands (United Kingdom)

Virgin Islands (United States)

 

Although the first and native language of Saba is not officially English, the language of undergraduate medical education at Saba University School of Medicine is English and patient care experiences during the clinical portion of the undergraduate curriculum are in English. Thus, graduates of Saba University School of Medicine are exempt from the language testing provisions.

All other applicants must have taken the academic version of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), within 24 MONTHS PRIOR TO COMMENCING RESIDENCY, and have achieved a minimum score of 7.0 in each of the components.

No exceptions are permitted by PGME at Memorial University.

If an individual completed their medical studies in an international medical school in English, but the first language of that country is not English, they are required to provide satisfactory completion of language proficiency testing. A Deans’ letter, attesting to the language of instruction as being in English, is NOT acceptable to the CPSNL.

  • Applicants who have been away from medical school, postgraduate training, or active, clinical practice for greater than two years will not be considered for a Postgraduate Education License. Observing, volunteering, clinical assisting, job shadowing, pursuing academic studies (nursing studies, doctorates, masters, degrees, diplomas, certificates, etc.) are NOT recognized as active practice or training. All gaps or breaks in practice or training of two continuous months or more must be explained on the Declaration of Interruptions
  • Training/educational experiences completed by individuals under an IMG assessment program or a clinical trainee program are NOT recognized as active clinical practice or training.
  • If an applicant has previously completed postgraduate training, or held licensure/registration in another jurisdiction outside of Newfoundland, the CPSNL will require additional information, including Certificates of Professional Conduct from all jurisdictions.
  • Current year graduates will require a reference letter from the Dean (MSPR) of their school or Faculty of Medicine. Prior year graduates will require three reference letters which will be determined based on the assessment of their application form.
  • ​All IMGs, or CMGs with international postgraduate training, are required to submit their medical credentials to physiciansapply.ca for verification. Current year graduates must submit their medical degree and medical school transcript for source verification. Prior year graduates must submit their medical degree, medical school transcript, all postgraduate training and specialty certificates and registrations for verification. This process can take several weeks/months to complete. Individuals are therefore urged to take care of this matter IMMEDIATELY following notification of a successful match.
Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI

Updated July 23, 2018

Dalhousie University

Iteration First Iteration Second Iteration
Training Level
The first iteration is open to residents currently in a recognized Royal College PGY3 Internal Medicine program.
Applications that are off-cycle by more than six months (with a start date after December 31st) are not eligible for this year’s PGY4 match.
Positions in the first iteration are not open to PGY4 Internal Medicine trainees, but if they meet admissions criteria, PGY4’s will be considered for the second iteration.
Training Program
Dalhousie University will also consider Canadians and those with permanent resident status who are currently in an accredited United States Internal Medicine Training program, but a copy of the candidates RCPSC Assessment of Training must be provided at the time of application.
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.
Legal Status
You must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada at the time of application to be eligible (proof is required from all candidates in order to ensure eligibility)
Previous subspecialty training /transfers
Not eligible

 

Trainees currently enrolled in Canadian or US sub-specialty training will only be considered for the 2nd iteration.
Licensed Physicians (including those on restricted licenses)
Not eligible Positions in the first iteration are not open to candidates currently in specialty practice and looking for retraining, but if they meet all other criteria, these individuals will be considered for the 2nd iteration.
Return of Service
Any candidate who has an undischarged Return of Service (ROS) obligation may not be eligible to begin Ministry-funded training positions at Dalhousie.  Candidates holding a pre-existing ROS obligation must disclose such obligations and provide a letter from their sponsor stating that they may participate in match at the time of application.
Eligibility of Visa-Sponsored Residents

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

Eligibility Criteria for Critical Care Medicine Applicants:
The following are eligible to apply for the CCM program in the medicine subspecialty match at Dalhousie University.

Graduates of a Canadian Medical School who are:

  • Currently Internal Medicine Residents at PGY-3 or PGY-4 level.
  • Currently in their final year (R4-R6) or who have completed training in a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Accredited program in Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine, General Surgery or Cardiac Surgery.
  • Currently in their final year or who have completed training in an accredited US ACGME-accredited program in Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, General Surgery or Cardiac Surgery may be eligible to apply. 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.

Graduates of non-LCME/CACMS-accredited medical schools who are:

  • Current Internal Medicine Residents at PGY-3 or PGY-4 level who are training in a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada accredited program.
  • Currently in their final year (R4-R6) or who have completed training in a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada accredited program in Emergency Medicine, General Surgery or Cardiac Surgery.
Eligibility Criteria for Palliative Medicine Applicants
The following are eligible to apply for the Palliative Medicine program in the medicine subspecialty match at Dalhousie University:

Graduates of a Canadian Medical School who are:

  • Currently Internal Medicine Residents at PGY-3 or PGY-4 level.
  • Currently in their final year (R4-R6),  or who have completed training in a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada accredited program in  Internal Medicine, Anesthesia, or Neurology.
  • Entry from other specialties may occur but must follow completion of the primary specialty training that includes twelve (12) months of clinical internal medicine-based rotations with a minimum of six (6) months at a senior level.
  • Currently in their final year or who have completed training in an accredited US ACGME-accredited program in Internal Medicine, Anesthesia, or Neurology may be eligible to apply. 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.

Graduates of non-LCME/CACMS-accredited medical schools who are:

  • Current Internal Medicine Residents at PGY-3 or PGY-4 level who are training in a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada accredited program.
  • Currently in their final year (R4-R6) or who have completed training in a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada accredited program in Neurology or Anesthesia
Additional instructions for graduates of non-LCME/CACMS-accredited medical schools including Graduates of US Schools of Osteopathic Medicine (GNLCAMS):

The following 4 requirements must be met for admission to Dalhousie University:

1. Legal Status

Graduates of non-LCME/CACMS-accredited medical schools must be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident at the time of application. When applying you must submit one of the following verifications:

  • Copy of Birth Certificate issued by an authority in Canada with any photo identification; or
  • Copy of Canadian Passport; or
  • Notarized/certified photocopy of Canadian citizenship certificate, Record of Landing; or
  • Notarized/certified photocopy of Permanent Resident Card/Canadian Citizen Card.
2. Proof of MD Degree or DO Degree
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.
3. Language

Dalhousie University requires all applicants to be eligible to register for a license in all provinces in which the program requires training. Both the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia and College of Physicians and Surgeons of Prince Edward Island have specific regulations regarding English language proficiency for physicians from outside of Canada. Below are links to the policies for each of the colleges. Candidates applying for postgraduate training must meet these requirements-

CPSNS Language Requirement

CPSPEI Language Requirement

4. Medical Council of Canada
A current pass in the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Exam (MCCEE) is required, as well as Proof of Performance of the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Exams (MCCQE) (part 1 and 2) or the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USLME) Parts 1, 2 and 3.
For further information regarding Medical Council of Canada examinations you may contact:
Medical Council of Canada
2283, boul St. Laurent Blvd.
Ottawa , ON
K1G 5A2
Phone: (613) 521-6012
Website: www.mcc.ca

Applications for the MCCEE and the MCCQE (part 1) are available from most Canadian Employment and Immigration Commissions outside of Canada. To be eligible to take the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination Part 1, your medical school must be listed in the World Health Organization Directory of Medical Schools.

1 Off-cycle applicants who are not eligible for this year’s match processes are welcome to contact programs of interest following the conclusion of the match should there by any unmatched positions available to be considered for off-cycle entry.
2 All unfilled positions will be committed to the second iteration of the CaRMS PGY4 open to all candidates who fulfill the eligibility criteria.
Quebec

Updated October 2, 2018 

Université Laval

McGill University

Université de Montréal

Université de Sherbrooke

Pour être admissibles au Québec, les candidats doivent être détenteurs d’un diplôme M.D. d’une faculté de médecine du Canada ou des États-Unis ou diplômés hors du Canada et des États-Unis (DHCEU) et avoir préalablement obtenu la reconnaissance de leur diplôme M.D. auprès du Collège des médecins du Québec. Ils doivent être inscrits en 3e année de résidence en médecine interne dans une faculté de médecine canadienne ou américaine.

Les facultés ne peuvent s’engager à offrir une place à un candidat qui ne mènerait pas jusqu’à son terme le processus de jumelage. Ceci implique de participer au premier tour, de participer au deuxième tour pour un candidat non jumelé au premier tour, et de soumettre une liste de classement à chaque fois.

Contingent régulier

Les postes du contingent régulier sont offerts aux résidents actuellement inscrits dans un programme de médecine interne dans une faculté de médecine du Québec et faisant déjà partie de ce contingent.

Contingent particulier

Des postes du contingent particulier sont aussi offerts aux citoyens canadiens ou résidents permanents du Canada ou citoyens américains, qui sont actuellement en 3e, 4e ou 5e année de résidence en médecine interne en dehors du Québec, soit ailleurs au Canada ou aux États-Unis et sont détenteurs d’un diplôme M.D. d’une faculté de médecine canadienne ou américaine ou d’un diplôme de médecine d’une faculté de médecine hors Canada et États-Unis (DHCEU) ET ont obtenu la reconnaissance de leur diplôme M.D. du CMQ ou détenteurs d’un diplôme D.O. d’une école agréée par la Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association.

Cette année, les résidents faisant déjà partie de ce contingent ne sont pas admissibles à ce jumelage et doivent s’adresser au vice-doyen aux études médicales postdoctorales de leur faculté d’attache.

Par ailleurs, les candidats qui détiennent un visa d’étude qui ne sont pas déjà inscrits dans le contingent régulier au Québec et les candidats des Forces canadiennes ne sont pas admissibles.

Conditions d’admissibilité pour le jumelage en soins intensifs

  1. Les résidents autorisés à présenter des demandes d’admission via CaRMS, dans le contingent régulier, dans le programme de soins intensifs doivent être inscrits dans une faculté de médecine québécoise et avoir complété dans les délais requis le niveau R3 d’un des programmes donnant accès au programme de soins intensifs en fonction des balises du CRMCC.
  2. Les résidents du programme de médecine interne inscrits dans une faculté de médecine québécoise et qui désirent débuter leurs soins intensifs dans une nouvelle faculté de médecine seront transférés dans cette nouvelle faculté.
  3. Les résidents inscrits dans d’autres spécialités médicales que la médecine interne, et qui n’ont pas terminé leur spécialité de base demeureront inscrits dans leur faculté d’attache mais devront fournir une lettre du vice-doyen aux études médicales postdoctorales de leur faculté d’attache et du directeur du programme de base, attestant qu’ils sont libérés pour effectuer leurs stages du programme de soins intensifs dans la nouvelle faculté où ils auront été jumelés.

NOTES :

  1. Les DHCEU admissibles au jumelage en spécialités médicales doivent avoir préalablement obtenu la reconnaissance de leur diplôme M.D. du Collège des médecins du Québec (CMQ) et être dans l’une ou l’autre des situations suivantes : être actuellement inscrits en troisième année de résidence en médecine interne dans une faculté de médecine québécoise dans le contingent régulier; être actuellement inscrits en troisième année de résidence en médecine interne dans une faculté de médecine canadienne ou américaine. On peut se référer à la liste des candidats DHCEU ayant obtenu la reconnaissance de leur diplôme M.D. du CMQ disponible auprès du BCI pour vérifier si un candidat est éligible ou non.
  2. Les candidats qui ne peuvent pas débuter leur R-4 le 1er juillet sont admissibles, à condition de pouvoir débuter leur formation au plus tard à la dernière période de l’année académique pour laquelle ils postulent.
  3. Seuls les résidents du tronc commun de médecine interne dont la formation est décalée de plus de 7 périodes au moment de faire leur choix de spécialité peuvent être autorisés exceptionnellement à effectuer un changement de cohorte vers une cohorte ultérieure. Les résidents dans cette situation qui souhaitent se prévaloir de cette possibilité doivent présenter une demande par écrit au bureau des études médicales postdoctorales de leur faculté. Cette demande de changement de cohorte doit être approuvée par le vice-doyen aux études médicales postdoctorales et est irrévocable.

To be eligible in Quebec, candidates must hold an MD degree at a Faculty of Medicine in Canada or the United States or hold a degree from outside Canada or the United States (DHCEU) and have had obtained equivalence for their Medical Degree from the Collège des médecins du Québec. They must be registered in the third year of an Internal Medicine residency in a Canadian or American Faculty of Medicine.

Contingent régulier

Positions in the contingent régulier are offered to residents currently enrolled in the Internal Medicine program in a Quebec faculty of medicine who are already part of this contingent.

Contingent particulier

Positions in the contingent particulier are also offered to Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada, who are currently in their third, fourth or fifth year of residency in internal medicine outside Quebec, either elsewhere in Canada or in the United States and who have an MD degree from a Canadian or American faculty of medicine or a Medical Degree from a Faculty of Medicine outside Canada (DHCEU) AND have obtained equivalence for their Medical Degree from the CMQ or who hold a DO degree from a school accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association.

This year, internal Medicine Residents already admitted via this quota currently registered in Internal Medicine in a Quebec Faculty of Medicine are not eligible to this match should inquire at their postgraduate dean’s office.

In addition, are not eligible: candidates with a study visa who are not registered in the contingent régulier in Quebec and candidates from the Canadian Forces.

Eligibility conditions for matching in Critical Care

  1. Residents authorized to apply for admission via CaRMS, in the contingent régulier of the Critical Care Program, must be registered in a Quebec Faculty of Medicine and must have completed level R3 of the programs that give access to the intensive care program within the required timeframe, based on CRMCC guidelines.
  2. Residents in the internal medicine program registered in a Quebec Faculty of Medicine who wish to begin their Critical Care residency in a new Medical School will be transferred to this new Faculty.
  3. Residents registered in specialties other than Internal Medicine who have not completed their basic specialty will remain registered in their home faculty but must provide a letter from the Associate Dean of Postgraduate Medical Education at their home Faculty and from the Director of the basic program, attesting that they have been released to complete their training for the Critical Care Program in the new Faculty to which they have been matched.

NOTES:

  1. DHCEUs eligible for medical specialties match must have previously obtained equivalence for their MD degree from the Collège des médecins du Québec (CMQ) and be in one of the following situations: be currently enrolled in the third year of internal medicine residency in a Quebec medical school in the contingent régulier or the contingent particulier, be currently enrolled in the third year of internal medicine residency in a Canadian or American medical school. Refer to the list of DHCEU candidates who have obtained equivalence for their MD degree from the CMQ available from BCI to determine whether or not a candidate is eligible.
  2. Candidates who are unable to start their R-4 on July 1 are eligible provided they can start their training by no later than the last period of the academic year for which they are applying.
  3. Only residents from the core program in internal medicine whose training is out of phase by seven or more periods when they chose their specialty may be exceptionally authorized to switch to a later cohort. Residents in this situation who wish to take advantage of this possibility must present a written request to their Faculty’s office of Postgraduate Medical Education. The request to switch cohorts must be approved by the Associate Dean of Postgraduate Medical Education and is irreversible.
Ontario

Updated October 3, 2018

University of Ottawa

Queen’s University

Northern Ontario School of Medicine

University of Toronto

McMaster University

Western University

For purposes of clarity Ontario has accepted the following definitions:

A Canadian Medical Graduate or U.S. Medical Graduate (CMG/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). From here on in this will be referred to as a CMG.

An International Medical Graduate (IMG) is an individual who received their medical degree from a medical school that is not accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) or the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). From here on in this will be referred to as an IMG.

Medicine Subspecialty Match

First and Second Iteration

The Ontario Faculties of Medicine and Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care have agreed to the following policies for the 2019 Medicine Subspecialty Match. It is important to note that individual programs may have specific criteria that are 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 criteria for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) for postgraduate education.

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 1ST.

Eligibility Considerations

 

First Iteration

 

 

Second Iteration

Training Level
  • Current residents who will be completing PGY3 training in Internal Medicine on or before June 30, 2019 (Notes 1 & 2 & 3).
  • Trainees enrolled in accredited Internal Medicine (Note 1) Royal College or ACGME Accredited program.

Sponsored Residents (Foreign Governments) or Trainees on work permits may apply directly to the school/program for subspecialty training. These positions are supernumerary and not part of the CaRMS Medicine Subspecialty Match process.

  • Current residents who will be completing PGY3 training in Internal Medicine on or before June 30, 2019 (Notes 1 & 2 & 3).
  • Trainees enrolled in accredited Internal Medicine (Note 1) Royal College or ACGME Accredited program.

Sponsored Residents (Foreign Governments) or Trainees on work permits may apply directly to the school/program for subspecialty training. These positions are supernumerary and not part of the CaRMS Medicine Subspecialty Match process.

Training Program See above. See above.
Legal Status Proof of valid current citizenship or permanent resident status must be provided by submitting one of the following verifications to CaRMS by the Rank Order List deadline.  No other forms of verification are acceptable:

1.    Notarized/certified photocopy of Birth Certificate issued by an authority in Canada accompanied by photo ID (examples include a driver’s license or health card), or

2.    Notarized/certified photocopy of Canadian Passport, or

3.    Notarized/certified photocopy of Canadian citizenship certificate, Record of Landing; accompanied by photo ID (examples include a driver’s license or health card) or

4.    Notarized/certified photocopy of Permanent Resident Card/Canadian Citizen Card – copies of both sides of card must be provided and legible.

Proof of valid current citizenship or permanent resident status must be provided by submitting one of the following verifications to CaRMS by the Rank Order List deadline.  No other forms of verification are acceptable:

1.    Notarized/certified photocopy of Birth Certificate issued by an authority in Canada accompanied by photo ID (examples include a driver’s license or health card), or

2.    Notarized/certified photocopy of Canadian Passport, or

3.    Notarized/certified photocopy of Canadian citizenship certificate, Record of Landing; accompanied by photo ID (examples include a driver’s license or health card) or

4.    Notarized/certified photocopy of Permanent Resident Card/Canadian Citizen Card – copies of both sides of card must be provided and legible.

Previous subspecialty training and transfers Trainees currently enrolled in subspecialty training are not eligible. The medicine subspecialty match cannot be used for transfers. Trainees currently enrolled in subspecialty training are not eligible. The medicine subspecialty match cannot be used for transfers.
Licensed Physicians (including those on restricted licenses) Trainees currently enrolled in Internal Medicine (Note 1) in a Royal College or ACGME accredited program, who hold a postgraduate education certificate of registration or equivalent in their province are eligible for the match. Physicians in full-time practice are not eligible for this match. Trainees currently enrolled in Internal Medicine (Note 1) in a Royal College or ACGME accredited program, who hold a postgraduate education certificate of registration or equivalent in their province are eligible for the match. Physicians in full-time practice are not eligible for this match.
Source of Funding/Source of Medical Degree/Return of Service Ministry of Health and Long Term Care provides funding.

CMG/USMG/IMG (please see introduction above for descriptions)

Any candidate with a ROS commitment in any jurisdiction or the Canadian Forces must declare it on his/her application. MOHLTC ROS

Ministry of Health and Long Term Care provides funding.

CMG/USMG/IMG (please see introduction above for descriptions)

Any candidate with a ROS commitment in any jurisdiction or the Canadian Forces must declare it on his/her application. MOHLTC ROS

Off-Cycle Candidates Please see notes. Please see notes.
Critical Care Applicants Please see notes. Please see notes.
 
Additional instructions for graduates of non-LCME/CACMS-accredited medical schools
Proof of MD Degree IMGs must be graduates of an acceptable medical school on the World Directory of Medical Schools (http://www.wdoms.org/) 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. IMGs must be graduates of an acceptable medical school on the World Directory of Medical Schools (http://www.wdoms.org/) 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.
 
Language
Must provide proof of English or French language proficiency through ONE of the following:

  1. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 7 in each component, OR
  2. TOEFL-Ibt – passing score of 93 including a minimum score of 24 on the speaking section, OR
  3. A pass result in the French proficiency test administered by the Collège des Médecins du Québec, OR
  4. Candidates for whom their primary and secondary, or medical school education was conducted in English or French, the Ontario medical schools will accept Language Proficiency Attestations as follows:
    a. Primary and Secondary Education: Mailed directly from the Senior Academic Administrators of both schools to the program confirming that all of the candidate’s primary and secondary education was conducted completely in English or French.
    b.  Medical School: Mailed directly from the Dean of the candidate’s medical school confirming that the language of instruction and patient care was conducted completely in English or French OR
  5. World Directory of Medical Schools Language Option – If the instruction and the language of patient care at the undergraduate medical school was conducted completely in English or French, then a candidate can submit to the Program a copy or printout of the World Directory of Medical Schools  website listing the medical school which clearly states that the language of instruction is English or French.

Please review specific program descriptions for more information.

Must provide proof of English or French language proficiency through ONE of the following:

  1. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 7 in each component, OR
  2. TOEFL-Ibt – passing score of 93 including a minimum score of 24 on the speaking section, OR
  3. A pass result in the French proficiency test administered by the Collège des Médecins du Québec, OR
  4. Candidates for whom their primary and secondary, or medical school education was conducted in English or French, the Ontario medical schools will accept Language Proficiency Attestations as follows:
    a. Primary and Secondary Education: Mailed directly from the Senior Academic Administrators of both schools to the program confirming that all of the candidate’s primary and secondary education was conducted completely in English or French.
    b. Medical School: Mailed directly from the Dean of the candidate’s medical school confirming that the language of instruction and patient care was conducted completely in English or French OR
  5. World Directory of Medical Schools Language Option – If the instruction and the language of patient care at the undergraduate medical school was conducted completely in English or French, then a candidate can submit to the Program a copy or printout of the World Directory of Medical Schools  website listing the medical school which clearly states that the language of instruction is English or French.

Please review specific program descriptions for more information.

MCCEE IMGs must have written and passed the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE). Statement of results must be provided by the File Review Date. Please review specific program descriptions for more information. Starting in 2019, the Medical Council of Canada (MCC) will be delivering the MCCQE Part I in Canada and internationally in over 80 countries up to five times per year. Once the MCCQE Part I is offered internationally, all candidates will be challenging this examination directly, without first having to pass the MCCEE. As a result of this change, MCC will be phasing-out the MCCEE. IMGs must have written and passed the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE). Statement of results must be provided by the File Review Date. Please review specific program descriptions for more information. Starting in 2019, the Medical Council of Canada (MCC) will be delivering the MCCQE Part I in Canada and internationally in over 80 countries up to five times per year. Once the MCCQE Part I is offered internationally, all candidates will be challenging this examination directly, without first having to pass the MCCEE. As a result of this change, MCC will be phasing-out the MCCEE.
Return of Service IMGs are required to sign a return of service contract with the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care of the Province of Ontario in accordance with the conditions of the Ministry’s return of service (ROS) programs. Ontario IMGs will not be required to fulfill an additional ROS, but should contact the MOHLTC regarding current ROS commitment.

For information about the ROS requirement, please contact:

Return of Service Program
Provider Registry Unit
Claims Services Branch
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
PO Box 68
Kingston, ON K7L5K1
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Email:  ROSContact@ontario.ca
Website: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/hhrsd/physicians/ros.aspx

Any candidate with an ROS commitment in any jurisdiction or the Canadian Forces must declare it on his/her application.

Any candidate with an ROS commitment in another jurisdiction must submit an undertaking from his/her provincial government/Health Care Authority or other entity that the entity will permit the candidate to complete his/her ROS in Ontario before beginning the ROS in the other jurisdiction. Candidates with a ROS commitment to the Canadian Forces should contact the Ministry’s Program Officer.

The ROS to Ontario must commence within the timeframe set out in the ROS contract with Ontario and is to be done in a location as approved by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, in accordance with that contract.

IMGs are required to sign a return of service contract with the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care of the Province of Ontario in accordance with the conditions of the Ministry’s return of service (ROS) programs. Ontario IMGs will not be required to fulfill an additional ROS, but should contact the MOHLTC regarding current ROS commitment.

For information about the ROS requirement, please contact:

Return of Service Program
Provider Registry Unit
Claims Services Branch
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
PO Box 68
Kingston, ON K7L5K1
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Email:  ROSContact@ontario.ca
Website: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/hhrsd/physicians/ros.aspx

Any candidate with an ROS commitment in any jurisdiction or the Canadian Forces must declare it on his/her application.

Any candidate with an ROS commitment in another jurisdiction must submit an undertaking from his/her provincial government/Health Care Authority or other entity that the entity will permit the candidate to complete his/her ROS in Ontario before beginning the ROS in the other jurisdiction. Candidates with a ROS commitment to the Canadian Forces should contact the Ministry’s Program Officer.

The ROS to Ontario must commence within the timeframe set out in the ROS contract with Ontario and is to be done in a location as approved by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, in accordance with that contract.

Notes:

  1. Exceptions to the Training Level and Program Criteria for applicants to the following programs can be found in the Royal College Specialty Training Requirements:
    • Critical Care Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology, Pain Medicine, Palliative Medicine and Occupational Medicine. Royal College
  2.  PGY3 residents with completion dates between July 1 and December 31, 2019 are also eligible but must declare their completion date on the application form and request a late start.
  3. You may only apply to the match one time.
  4. Residents who are planning to complete a “Chief Medical Resident (CMR)” year are eligible to apply in their PGY4 year provided that:
  • The PGY4 year is supported outside of the usual funding source (e.g. Provincial government funding). The year cannot be self-funded, and
  • The Resident remains registered in an accredited Core Internal Medicine program for the full length of the Chief Medical Resident year.
  1. Residents planning to enter CIP should discuss this with their postgraduate medicine office.
Manitoba

Updated July 19, 2018

University of Manitoba

Eligibility Considerations – First Iteration Eligibility Considerations – Second Iteration
Training Level 1.    Residents at PGY-3 level are eligible for the R-4 Medicine Match.

2.     Residents in Medicine subspecialty training are ineligible to switch subspecialty programs using the R-4 Medicine Match (ie the R4 match cannot be used for program transfer)

3.     Residents in their PGY4 year (anywhere), or who are currently in a subspecialty training program, or who have previously completed a subspecialty training program, are not eligible for Manitoba Health funded positions in the first iteration.

Same
Legal Status 4.     Applicants must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada at the time of application to be eligible (proof must be provided in order to ensure eligibility)

5.     Applicants who have graduated from a Canadian medical school must have passed the MCCQE Part 1.

6.     Canadian Medical School graduates having Canadian citizenship or Permanent Resident status who are training in Internal Medicine in the United States are eligible to apply for the R-4 Medicine Match if the following criteria have been met:

a. The have passed the MCCEE* (or USMLE I, II)
b. They provide proof of successful results from the examinations listed in “6a”
c. They have had their training assessed by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

 

Same
IMG Candidates 7.     IMG candidates having Canadian Citizenship or permanent residents status who are training in Internal Medicine in the United States are eligible to apply for the R-4 Medicine Match if the following criteria have been met:

a. They have passed the MCCEE* (or USMLE I, II), or the FLEX with a weighted score > 75

b. They provide proof of successful results from the examinations listed in “7a”

I. They have had their training assessed by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Same
Visa Candidates 8.     Visa-sponsored trainees may apply for Medicine subspecialty training outside of the R-4 Medicine Match.

a. They have passed the MCCEE*
b. They provide proof of successful results from the examinations listed in “7a”

Same
Off-Cycle Candidates 9.     “Off-cycle” applicants by greater than six months will be considered for the subsequent R-4 Medicine Match.

 

same
Critical Care Applicants

 

 

10.  Applications to Critical Care Medicine will be considered from the following:

a. Candidates who have completed, or will have completed in the 12 months following application, training in the following Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) programs:

          • Internal Medicine, and its subspecialties
          • General Surgery
          • Anesthesia
          • Emergency Medicine
          • Cardiac Surgery

b. Candidates who have completed training, or will have completed training within 12 months following application, in other disciplines recognized by the RCPSC in addition to those listed in “10a”, provided that their prior RCPSC training has been reviewed and approved by the RCPSC Adult Critical Care Medicine Specialty Committee and RCPSC Credentials Committee.

 

Return of Service Agreements 11.     All applicants with a return of service agreement must attach a copy of that agreement to their applications.  The printed agreement must indicate that subspecialty training in a province different from the one to which return of service is required is acceptable.
Note re: MCCEE * MCCEE to be phased out in 2020 – The last MCCEE session will be held in November 2018.  The MCCQE Part 1 will replace the MCCEE:   https://mcc.ca/examinations/mccee/

Adult Critical Care Medicine, University of Manitoba

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS
The University of Manitoba Department of Medicine performs a collective assessment and ranking of ALL applicants to the CaRMS – MSM Match.
At the University of Manitoba, Critical Care Medicine is a Section within the Department of Internal Medicine, and thereby participates in this collective assessment and ranking process.
However, Critical Care Medicine is distinct from other medical subspecialties in that applicants can pursue training in Critical Care Medicine after completing any one of at least five different base specialties (Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Cardiac Surgery and others).

To accommodate the unique nature of Critical Care Medicine, and specifically the varied base specialty training of applicants to this field, the University of Manitoba has created TWO streams for application to the Adult Critical Care Medicine Training Program:

A) Critical Care Medicine – Core Internal Medicine Entry Stream
This stream is available only to residents in Core Internal Medicine
and
B) Critical Care Medicine – Diverse Entry Stream
This stream is available to residents from multiple disciplines (including those in Core Internal Medicine, General Surgery and Surgical subspecialties, Anaesthesia, Emergency Medicine).

CORE INTERNAL MEDICINE APPLICANTS:
Applicants in the final year (PGY3) of Core Internal Medicine training, with no prior certification in any other Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) specialty, are eligible to apply to both of the above programs.
– You are encouraged to apply to BOTH Programs listed above through CaRMS online.
– You will be required to pay an application fee for EACH Program.
– If you choose to include both programs in your final CaRMS Rank List, you are REQUIRED to rank the two programs sequentially, and in the order listed on this page:
o #1 – Critical Care Medicine – Core Internal Medicine Entry Stream
o #2 – Critical Care Medicine – Diverse Entry Stream

OTHER APPLICANTS:
Applicants with prior Internal Medicine Subspecialty training, and applicants with a base specialty OTHER THAN Internal Medicine, are only eligible for application to Critical Care Medicine – Diverse Entry Stream.
– Through CaRMS online, applicants with prior Internal Medicine Subspecialty training, and those with subspecialty training other than Internal Medicine, are eligible to apply only to one Program: Critical Care Medicine – Diverse Entry Stream.
– These applicants will only be required to pay a single application fee for Critical Care Medicine at the University of Manitoba.

Saskatchewan

Updated July 19, 2018

University of Saskatchewan

Iteration First Iteration Second Iteration
Training Level
The R-4 match at the University of Saskatchewan is open to PGY-3 Internal Medicine residents studying at medical institutions in Canada and the United States. In addition, PGY-4 General Internal Medicine or Core Internal Medicine residents are also eligible to apply. Applicants who are not eligible at the University of Saskatchewan include:

  • VISA students studying at Canadian Medical Schools.
  • Students whose postgraduate training is funded by the Department of National Defense.
Same
Training Program
Applicants must be enrolled in an RCPSC accredited Core Internal Medicine residency program in a Canadian medical school or an ACGME accredited Core Internal Medicine residency program in a US medical school. Same
Legal Status
All applicants must be Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents or Landed Immigrants at the time of application and must submit a notarized/certified photocopy of one of the following:

  • Canadian Birth Certificate
  • Passport page showing Canadian Citizenship
  • Canadian Citizenship Card (both sides of the card)
  • Permanent Resident Card (both sides of the card)
  • Confirmation of Permanent Residence

Proof of citizenship must be current at the time of ranking and expired documents will not be accepted.

Same
Previous subspecialty training /transfers
PGY-4 or 5 subspecialty residents who wish to switch subspecialty programs or applicants who wish to use the R-4 match as a retraining opportunity are eligible to apply to positions at the University of Saskatchewan; however, preference may be given to PGY-3 Internal Medicine residents. Same
Licensing & Credentialing
Successful applicants must be eligible for and maintain registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan for an educational register license.

English Language Requirement for Licensing: Applicants are not required to provide proof of English language proficiency if they are currently training in a Canadian or US residency training program that delivers all training in English.

Applicants training in Canadian programs that deliver training in both English and French will be required to provide confirmation from the medical school that the applicant is enrolled in a program that is delivered in English.

Credentialing

Successful applicants must be eligible for and maintain privileges within the Saskatchewan Health Authority as determined by its credentialing process. Successful applicants must submit a current criminal record check as part of the SHA pre-resident application for appointment. Applicants with criminal records will be considered on a case by case basis by the College of Medicine in consultation with the Health Region.

Same
Source of Funding/Source of Medical Degree/Return of Service
Applicants must declare any Return of Service obligations on their application and may be disqualified if their provincial obligations preclude subspecialty training. Applicants are required to provide written verification from their funding agency confirming they have received approval from the funding agency to apply to the R-4 match. Same
Additional requirements for all applicants
ACLS

All successful applicants are required to have completed an ACLS course prior to commencement of training. Proof of ACLS certification that is current as of the July 1 start date must be provided to the PGME office prior to starting the training program.

Immunizations

For the protection of the individual resident and their patients, all successful applicants are required to submit immunization records and proof of immunity (titres) to the Saskatoon Regional Health Authority prior to commencement of training. For more information contact Ashley Mann at (306) 655-0193 or Ashley.Mann@saskhealthauthority.ca; or, Natalie Haugan at (306) 655-0194 or Natalie.Haugan@saskhealthauthority.ca.

Same
Off-Cycle Candidates
PGY3 residents with completion dates between July 1 and December 31, 2018 are eligible to apply 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. Same
Additional Criteria for IMG trainees
MCCEE: IMG applicants must provide proof of passing the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE) at the time of application.

English Language Requirement: Applicants are not required to provide proof of English language proficiency if they are currently training in a Canadian or US residency training program that delivers training in English.

Applicants training in Canadian programs that deliver training in both English and French will be required to provide confirmation from the medical school that the applicant is enrolled in a program that is delivered in English.

NO EXCEPTIONS CAN BE MADE for the English Language Requirements as outlined above. We do not accept a copy of the FAIMER page for the applicant’s medical school as proof of English language proficiency.

Proof of MD Degree and Medical School Transcripts: IMGs must be graduates of an acceptable medical school on the World Directory of Medical Schools (wdoms.org). 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 notarized translation.

Same
Additional Criteria for US trainees
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.

RCPSC Assessment of Training Letter: Applicants who have completed their Internal Medicine residency training in an ACGME accredited training program in the United States must apply to the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for an assessment of training to ensure that their training meets the Canadian training requirements. When the applicant’s residency training has been assessed, the Royal College will make a “ruling” (decision) on examination eligibility and a letter outlining eligibility and/or conditions to attain eligibility will be sent to the applicant. The assessment of training (ruling) letter is required for the application to be eligible for ranking.

Same
Alberta

Updated July 19, 2018

University of Alberta
University of Calgary

Eligibility Considerations

1st Iteration

2nd Iteration

Training Level  (see note #1) Current residents completing PGY3 training in Core Internal Medicine on or before June 30, 2019 are eligible for the match.

 

PGY3 residents with completion dates between July 1 and December 31, 2019 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, 2019 should apply to the 2020 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, 2019 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.

 

 

Same

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.

 

 

Same

Legal Status Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident Same
 

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.

 

Same
 

Licensed Physicians (including those on restricted licenses)

(see Note #2)

Eligible for registration in Alberta.

 

 

 

Same
 

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

 

Same

 

Additional Criteria for eligible US trainees Individuals pursuing residency training in the US and who have an MD from a non LCME 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.

e)     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.

Same

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

BC

Updated July 20, 2018

University of British Columbia

General Information

The following policies apply to the 2019 Medicine Subspecialty Match.  It is important to note that individual programs may have specific criteria that are used to review applications.  Applicants are responsible for reviewing program specific criteria, as well as the provincial criteria listed below, to ensure they meet all the eligibility criteria.

Eligibility Considerations

All matched applicants must meet the criteria for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC) for postgraduate medical education.  https://www.cpsbc.ca/

 

First Iteration

 

 

 

 

Second Iteration

Training Level and Program Graduates of a Canadian medical School who are:

  • Currently in their R3 year of training in Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada accredited Internal Medicine Core Program, or;
  • an accredited US ACGME accredited Internal Medicine Core Program.

Graduates of a United Stated Medical school who are:

  • Currently in their R3 year of training in Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada accredited Internal Medicine Core Program

Graduates of an international medical school who are:

  • Currently in their R3 year of training in Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada accredited Internal Medicine Core Program

Notes:

  • Residents who are planning to complete a “Chief Medical Resident (CMR)” year are eligible to apply in their PGY4 year provided that:

1. The PGY4 year is supported outside of the usual funding source (e.g. Provincial government funding). The year cannot be self-funded, and

2. The Resident remains registered in an accredited Core Internal Medicine program for the full length of the Chief Medical Resident year.

3. Residency in a medical subspecialty would start at a R4 salary level.

 

Same as 1st
Legal Status Candidates must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents and must provide proof by submitting one of the following verifications to CaRMS by the Rank Order List deadline. No allowances for late submission. No other forms of verification are acceptable:

  • Photocopy of Birth Certificate issued by an authority in Canada as well as a copy of government issued photo ID, or
  • Photocopy of Canadian Passport, or
  • Photocopy of Canadian citizenship certificate as well as a copy of government issued photo ID, or
  • Photocopy of Permanent Resident Card/Canadian Citizen Card – copies of both sides of card must be provided.

Proof of citizenship documentation must be notarized/certified.

Same as 1st
Previous subspecialty training and transfers Medicine Subspecialties:

Current R4 subspecialty trainees and residents in a GIM or a PGY 4 core program are NOT eligible.

Critical Care Medicine Applicants:

Residents in their final year (R4-R6) or who have completed training in a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada accredited program in Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, General Surgery and Cardiac Surgery are eligible to apply.

Pain Medicine Applicants:

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 are eligible to apply. Entry from other FRCPC programs such as Orthopedics, Neurosurgery and Palliative Care is possible in exceptional cases.

Palliative Medicine Applicants:

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, Internal Medicine, Neurology are eligible to apply.

Same as 1st
Licensed Physicians (including those on restricted licenses) Medicine Subspecialties:

Are not eligible to apply.

Critical Care Medicine:
Licensed Physicians who have certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, General Surgery and Cardiac Surgery are eligible to apply.

 

Pain Medicine:

Licensed Physicians who have certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry, and Rheumatology are eligible to apply. Entry from other FRCPC programs such as Orthopedics, Neurosurgery and Palliative Care is possible in exceptional cases.

Palliative Medicine:
Licensed Physicians who have certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or College of Family Physicians of Canada may apply, but must meet the following:

  • Entrance from other specialties may occur but must follow completion of the primary specialty training and must include twelve (12) months of clinical medicine-based rotations with a minimum of 6 months at a senior level (e.g. PGY-2 or if resident is regularly entrusted with responsibility for direct independent patient care under the supervision of and direct responsibility to a senior subspecialty resident or faculty member), designed to allow achievement of competencies in the consultation and care of complex medical patients, interprofessional care, and effective communication skills.
Same as 1st
Source of Funding/Source of Medical Degree/Return of Service Candidates who have not completed medical school in Canada and/or are not in a residency program in Canada will not be considered at this time.

 

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.

 

Non-MOH funded positions and individuals with a Return of Service Agreement are not eligible unless the Return of Service Agreement includes subspecialty training. Applicants are required to provide written verification of eligibility.

 

None of our positions have a ROS obligation.

 

VISA Sponsored residents are NOT eligible

Same as 1st
Off-Cycle Candidates Residents commencing their R3 year after December 31, 2018 are NOT eligible to apply.

 

Same as 1st
Critical Care Applicants Graduates of a Canadian Medical School who are:

  • Currently in their final year (R4-R6) or who have completed training in a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Accredited program in Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, General Surgery and Cardiac Surgery.
  • Currently in their final year or who have completed training in an accredited US ACGME program in Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, General Surgery and Cardiac Surgery may be eligible to apply. 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-R6) or who have completed training in a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada accredited program in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, General Surgery and Cardiac Surgery.

 

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

Same as 1st
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

 

Same as 1st
Palliative 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 R3 or R4 year of training in Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada accredited Internal Medicine Core Program.
  • Currently in their final year (R5) or who have completed training in a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Accredited program in Anesthesiology or Neurology.
  • Currently in their final year or who have completed training in an accredited US ACGME program in Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine or Neurology may be eligible to apply. 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.

 

Entrance from other specialties may occur but must follow completion of the primary specialty training and must include twelve (12) months of clinical medicine-based rotations with a minimum of 6 months at a senior level (e.g. PGY-2 or if resident is regularly entrusted with responsibility for direct independent patient care under the supervision of and direct responsibility to a senior subspecialty resident or faculty member), designed to allow achievement of competencies in the consultation and care of complex medical patients, interprofessional care, and effective communication skills.

 

All candidates must be certified in their primary specialty in order to be eligible to write the Royal College certification examination in Adult Palliative Medicine.

 

International Medical Graduates who are:

  • Currently in their R3 or R4 year of training in Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada accredited Internal Medicine Core Program.
  • Currently in their final year (R5) or who have completed training in a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Accredited program in Anesthesiology or Neurology.

 

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

 

Same as 1st
 
 

Additional instructions for graduates of non-LCME/CACMS-accredited medical schools

Proof of MD Degree All matched applicants must meet the licensing criteria for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC) for postgraduate education.

 

 

Language

IMGs

1. Graduates of International Medical schools must fulfill the English Language Proficiency requirements of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC through the following, and results must be submitted to CaRMS by the Rank Order List deadline:

a) Academic IELTS with a minimum score of 7 in each component with an overall band score of no less than 7. IELTS scores will be considered valid for 2 years from the date taken.

2. Applicants are considered to have met the English Language proficiency requirements if:

a) the language of instruction at medical school was English, and

b) the primary language of patient care was English, and

c) the first and native language of the country where the physician was trained is English.

 

English Language Proficiency Requirements for graduates of Quebec Medical Schools:

1. Please note that candidates who attended medical school in Quebec where the language of instruction or the primary language of patient care was not English, must fulfill the English Language Proficiency requirements of the College of Physicians of Surgeons of BC through the following, and results must be submitted to CaRMS by Rank Order List deadline:

a) Academic IELTS with a minimum score of 7 in each component with an overall band score of no less than 7. IELTS scores will be considered valid for 2 years from the date taken.

 

Complete details of the English Language Proficiency requirements can be found on the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC website:  https://cpsbc.ca/files/pdf/REG-ELP.pdf

 

 

Same as 1st
MCCEE
Return of Service 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 Same as 1st

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