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 August 9, 2019

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Iteration First Iteration Second Iteration
Training Level & Program
Canadian or US medical graduates currently enrolled in an accredited core Internal Medicine residency program in Canada or the US are eligible to apply. US candidates must submit a copy of their RCPSC Assessment of Training at the time of application.

 

International medical graduates (IMGs) are eligible to apply if currently enrolled in Core Internal Medicine residency programs in Canadian medical schools.

 

Same
Legal Status
Applicants must be a Canadian citizen or hold a valid Canadian permanent resident card. (www.immigrationdirect.ca)

Canadian Citizenship [Document must be notarized/certified]

Submit one of the following documents to verify your citizenship:
• Canadian Birth Certificate or Act of Birth
• Certificate of Canadian Citizenship
• Passport page showing Canadian Citizenship
• Canadian Permanent Resident Card (both sides of card)

If accepted, the CPSNL requires applicants to provide two documents as proof of Canadian citizenship; one of those documents MUST be a notarized/certified copy of their current valid passport.

 

All applicants must be able to obtain licensure under the terms of an educational registration with the CPSNL.

 

Visa trainees are not eligible.

 

Same
Previous subspecialty training /transfers
Not eligible Same
Licensed Physicians (including those on restricted licenses)
No eligible If they meet all criteria, they will be considered for the 2nd iteration.
Return of Service
Any applicant with a return of service agreement must attach a copy of that agreement to their application. The printed agreement must indicate that subspecialty training in a province different from the one to which the return of service is required is acceptable. Applicants from other provinces may be disqualified if their provincial obligations preclude subspecialty training.

 

Memorial’s MSM positions do not have a RoS obligation.

 

Same
English Language Proficiency Requirements
CMG/USMG:

If an applicant graduated from a medical school in Canada or the United States, where the language of instruction is not in English (e.g. French), PGME requires proof of proficiency in the English language.

 

If an applicant graduated from a medical school in Canada or the United States, where English is the language of instruction, you are exempt from providing proof of language proficiency.

 

IMG/DO:

Canadians who complete undergraduate medical education outside of Canada and the United States are considered IMGs and are subject to the IMG English proficiency requirements. Therefore, if you complete undergraduate medical education (in part or in full) in a country not recognized as having English as the first language, you must provide proof of proficiency in the English language.

 

In order to be granted educational registration, IMGs must provide proof of proficiency in the English language. IMGs are only exempt from language proficiency testing if BOTH their basic medical education and patient care experience was in one of the countries that is recognized as having English as a 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)

 

Note change for 2020-2021: Graduates of Saba University School of Medicine are no longer exempt from providing proof of English language proficiency.

 

All other applicants must have taken the academic version of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), within 24 months prior to submission of the CaRMS application, and have achieved a minimum score of 7.0 in each of the components in the same sitting of the exam.

 

If an applicant completed their undergraduate medical education in an international medical school in English, but the first language of that country is not English, they are required to successfully complete IELTS. A Deans’ letter, attesting to the language of instruction as being in English is NOT acceptable.

 

Exceptions are not permitted by PGME.

 

Same
Additional instructions for graduates of non-LCME/CACMS-accredited medical schools including Graduates of US Schools of Osteopathic Medicine (GNLCAMS)
GNLCAMS follow the same admission requirements as IMGs. Same
Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI

Updated August 7, 2019

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).

Provincial licensure requirements

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.  For more information on licensing eligibility, please visit the relevant provincial college.

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.

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, General Surgery or Cardiac Surgery.
  • Currently, enrolled in a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Accredited program in Anesthesiology, Cardiac Surgery, Emergency Medicine, General Surgery, or Internal Medicine and have completed three (3) or four (4) years of one of these primary specialties prior to the entry into the Critical Care Medicine program. For these candidates in CBD programs, the overlapping (conjoint) model proposing that the responsibility for and oversight of shared competencies between the two disciplines is mutually shared (see The Application of ‘Overlap Training’ in Competence by Design policy by the Royal College) will be used. For these candidates in base specialties in time-based training models, overlapped training will be collaboratively tailored by Program Directors in both disciplines to align available training time, including electives, to obtain the training requirements for both disciplines. The trainee will remained registered in their home university and program during the overlap year.
  • 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:

  • 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.
  • Currently, enrolled in a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Accredited program in Anesthesiology, Cardiac Surgery, Emergency Medicine, General Surgery, or Internal Medicine and have completed three (3) or four (4) years of one of these primary specialties prior to the entry into the Critical Care Medicine program. For these candidates in CBD program, the overlapping (conjoint) model proposing that the responsibility for and oversight of shared competencies between the two disciplines is mutually shared (see The Application of ‘Overlap Training’ in Competence by Design policy by the Royal College) will be used. For these candidates in base specialties in time-based training models, overlapped training will be collaboratively tailored by Program Directors in both disciplines to align available training time, including electives, to obtain the training requirements for both disciplines. The trainee will remained registered in their home university and program during the overlap year.
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 (R5),  or who have completed training in a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada accredited program in  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 (R5) 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. Provincial licensure requirements

 

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.  For more information on licensing eligibility, please visit the relevant provincial college.
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 thereby any unmatched positions available to be considered for off-cycle entry.
2 All unfilled positions will be committed to the second iteration of the Medicine Subspecialty Match  and will be open to all candidates who fulfill the eligibility criteria.
Quebec

Updated August 28, 2019 

Université Laval
Université de Montréal
Université de Sherbrooke
McGill University

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 (IMG) 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.

Faculties cannot commit to offering a spot to a candidate who does not complete the match process. Thus, unmatched candidates in the first iteration have to participate in the second iteration and have to submit a rank order list each time.

Regular Stream

Positions in the regular stream are offered to residents currently enrolled in the Internal Medicine program in a Quebec faculty of medicine.

Particular Stream

Positions in the particular stream 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 (IMG) 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 apply in the particular stream but they may apply in the regular stream; however, only the following priority specialities are available : general internal medicine, geriatric medicine, medical oncology, adult rheumatology.

In addition, are not eligible: candidates with a study visa who are not registered in the regular stream 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 regular stream 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. IMGs 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 regular stream or the particular stream, be currently enrolled in the third year of internal medicine residency in a Canadian or American medical school. Refer to the list of IMG 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.

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 18, 2019

University of Ottawa
Queen’s University
Northern Ontario School of Medicine
University of Toronto
McMaster University
Western University

For the purposes of clarity, Ontario has accepted the following definitions:

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 the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care have agreed to the following policies for the 2020 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 below. All match 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 STAT OF POSTGRADUATE TRAINING BEYOND JULY 1ST.

Training Level and Program

Who Can Apply

  • Current residents who will be completing PGY3 training in Core Internal Medicine on or before June 30, 2020 (Notes 1 & 2 & 3).
  • Trainees enrolled in accredited Core 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.

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:
    1. Critical Care Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology, Pain Medicine, Palliative Medicine and Occupational Medicine. Royal College
    2. 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.
  2. PGY3 residents with completion dates between July 1 and December 31, 2020 are also eligible but must declare their completion date on the application form and request a late start. You may only apply to the match one time.
  3. 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.

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. Failure to provide valid proof will result in your application being removed. No other forms of verification are acceptable:

  1. Notarized/certified photocopy of Birth Certificate issued by an authority in Canada accompanied by photo ID (must be a Canadian government issued photo ID), or
  2. Notarized/certified photocopy of Canadian Passport, or
  3. Notarized/certified photocopy of confirmation of permanent residence accompanied by photo ID (must be a Canadian government issued photo ID), 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 Tranining/Transfers

Trainees currently enrolled in subspecialty training are not eligible. The Medicine Subspecialty Match cannot be used for transfers.

Requirements for IMGs

Proof of MD Degree

IMGs must be graduates of an acceptable medical school on the World Directory of Medical Schools list. A notarized 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.

MCCQE1

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.

Language Proficiency

Applicants must be able to communicate in the language of instruction and patient care of the matching school.

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-lbt — 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:
    1. 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.
    2. 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
    3. 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 must 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.

Licensing/Registration

IMGs must meet the criteria for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) for postgraduate education. See the CPSO’s website for information: CPSO

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.

Return of Service

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.

More information for IMG ROS can be found here: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/hhrsd/physicians/international_medical_graduates.aspx

Information about the Ministry’s ROS programs is available at: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/hhrsd/physicians/ros.aspx

Additional Ontario Information

  • Matched Applicants: CaRMS will provide their electronic data file to the matched university’s postgraduate education office. The postgraduate office will share the information with the Ontario Physician Human Resource Data Centre, Canadian Post-MD Education Registry, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, the College of Family Physicians of Canada, the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada, the Professional Association of Residents of Ontario, teaching hospitals and other training sites, Touchstone Institute and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
  • Permanent Residents: Successful applicants who hold Permanent Resident status in Canada will be required to disclose their Country of Citizenship to the postgraduate medical education office in order to comply with current reporting requirements of the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.
  • Changes: The Ontario Faculties of Medicine and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care reserve the right to make changes to the information published on the CaRMS website pertaining to Ontario postgraduate training without prior notice.
  • Failure to meet or provide proof of any of the stated requirements may result in applicant file not being reviewed or removed.
Manitoba

Updated July 23, 2019

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 (i.e. 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 MCCQE Part 1  (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  (http://rcpsc.medical.org)

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 MCCQE Part 1 (or USMLE I, II)

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

c. They have had their training assessed by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (http://rcpsc.medical.org)

Same
Off-Cycle Candidates 8.    Off-cycle applicants by greater than six months will be considered for the subsequent R-4 Medicine Match. Same
Critical Care Applicants

 

 

9.    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 10.  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.
MCCQE2 For all programs: For those candidates who have ever taken the MCCQE2, they must submit their results.  Supplemental Information Report is due by the file review date.
Visa Candidates 11.  Internationally (VISA) sponsored trainees may apply through a different process.  They must apply directly through their Embassy.  http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/health_sciences/medicine/education/pgme/Sponsored.html  Same
Language Proficiency Language Proficiency
English is the language of study at the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba. All applicants whose first language is not English must submit proof of English language proficiency to CaRMS by the file review opening date.CMG/USMG

  • If you graduated from an English medical school in Canada or the US, you are exempt from providing proof of language proficiency.

Candidates who attended medical school in Canada or the United States where the language of instruction or the primary language of patient care was not English, must fulfill the English Language Proficiency requirements.

IMGs

  • IMG applicants must fulfill the English Language Proficiency requirements.

Candidates are exempted from English language proficiency testing under the following circumstances:

  1. the language of instruction and patient care throughout the entire undergraduate medical education curriculum or prior Postgraduate training was in English. A letter of attestation mailed directly from the Dean of the candidate’s medical school confirming  the majority of the language of instruction and patient care was conducted  in English is required.
  2. their undergraduate medical education was taken in English in one of the countries that have English as a first and native language (see list below)

All other candidates must have taken the Academic Version of International English Language Testing System (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.

List of countries that have English as a first and native language – Countries: Australia, Bahamas, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America, US Virgin Islands – Caribbean Islands: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Grenadines, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Trinidad and Tobago.

Please note the following:

  • Photocopies are acceptable.
  • Language Proficiency Attestations will not be accepted from the candidate or a third party.
  • Language Proficiency results will not be accepted by fax or e-mail.

 

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, 2020 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, 2020 should apply to the 2021 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 August 27, 2019

University of Alberta
University of Calgary

Eligibility Considerations

1st Iteration

2nd Iteration

Training Level  (see note #1) Open to residents currently in a Royal College PGY3 Internal Medicine program are eligible for the match.

PGY3 residents that are off-cycle by more than six months (with a start date after December 31) are not eligible for this years 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, 2020 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.

MCCQE Pt 1: Applicants who have trained in the United States must provide proof of passing the Medical Council of CanadaQualifying Exam (MCCQE) Part 1 at the time of application.

MCCQE Pt 2:  The Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Exam (MCCQE) Pt 2 requirement is 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.

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 August 6, 2019

University of British Columbia

 

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, 2019 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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