Updated September 26, 2022

University of Alberta
University of Calgary

2023 Cycle Information

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

The 2023 provincial criteria is currently under review.

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

CRITERIA FOR ALL MEDICAL GRADUATES

GENERAL INFORMATION Open to residents currently in a Royal College PGY3 Internal Medicine program are eligible for the match.

Please be aware that Alberta Health Services (AHS) determines immunization requirements for all healthcare workers who provide services on AHS, Alberta Precision Laboratories, Covenant Health, Carewest, and CaptialCare property. This applies to resident physicians. Resident physicians matched to any University of Alberta or University of Calgary residency program must ensure they are able to comply with the AHS policy to start training July 1, 2023. Immunization requirements are subject to change as per AHS policy. Click here for more information on the AHS Covid-19 Immunization Policy.

LICENSING BODY College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta
SOURCE OF FUNDING Alberta Health
TRAINING LEVEL ELIGIBILITY Subspecialty: Medicine subspecialties

Training level: Current resident

Eligibility details:

  • Open to residents currently in a Royal College PGY3 Internal Medicine program who are eligible for the match.
  • Canadian or US medical graduates currently enrolled in Core Internal Medicine residency programs in Canadian or ACGME Accredited US medical schools are eligible to apply.
  • International Medical Graduates (IMGs) are eligible to apply if currently enrolled in Core Internal Medicine residency programs in Canadian medical schools. (see language requirement)

 

Subspecialty: Critical Care Medicine

Training level: Current resident

Eligibility details:

  • 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, 2023, 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.
  • 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.
  • Note: 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.
  • Canadian or US medical graduates currently enrolled in Core Internal Medicine residency programs in Canadian or ACGME Accredited US medical schools are eligible to apply.
  • International Medical Graduates (IMGs) are eligible to apply if currently enrolled in Core Internal Medicine residency programs in Canadian medical schools. (see language requirement)

 

Subspecialty: Occupational Medicine

Training level: Current resident

Eligibility details:

  • Open to residents in their final year of a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada accredited program in Internal Medicine or Public Health and Preventive Medicine are eligible.
  • Canadian or US medical graduates currently enrolled in Core Internal Medicine residency programs in Canadian or ACGME Accredited US medical schools are eligible to apply.
  • International Medical Graduates (IMGs) are eligible to apply if currently enrolled in Core Internal Medicine residency programs in Canadian medical schools. (see language requirement)

Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited Core Internal Medicine residency program in a Canadian or ACGME-accredited American university.

RESTRICTIONS

 

  • PGY3 residents that are off-cycle by more than six months (with a start date after December 31) are not eligible for this year’s Match.
  • Re-entry applicants to subspecialty training are not eligible.
  • 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 PGY4 match cannot be used for program transfer.
  • Individuals who are pursuing training in the US and have an MD from a non-LCME accredited school are not eligible to apply.

Sponsored Visa Trainees are not eligible to apply for subspecialty training through the PGY4 Match

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

All documents must be notarized.

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

ADDITIONAL CRITERIA FOR CANADIAN MEDICAL GRADUATE

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

PROOF OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY Language assessment document accepted: IELTS Academic

  • Document validity (not expired) by: Must be valid up to July 1, 2023
  • Minimum score: 7.0

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

  • Document validity (not expired) by: Must be valid up to July 1, 2023
  • Minimum score: achieving a minimum grade of B in each component in a single test

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

  • Document validity (not expired) by: Must be valid up to July 1, 2023
  • Minimum score: achieving a minimum score of 9 in each component in a single test.

Applicants from French language schools must meet the English Language Proficiency – College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta | CPSA

MEDICAL COUNCIL OF CANADA EXAMS MCCQE Part I

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

Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC)

  • Date/milestone assessment submission required: File review opening
  • Requirement: Optional

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

LMCC: The Medical Council of Canada (MCC) ceased delivery of the MCCQE Part II in May 2021 (https://mcc.ca/news/mcc-ceases-delivery-of-the-mccqe-part-ii/). LMCC requirement is program-specific and identified in the program description.

RETURN OF SERVICE (ROS) REQUIREMENTS  

N/A

 

MEDICAL EDUCATION 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.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION N/A

ADDITIONAL CRITERIA FOR INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL GRADUATES

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

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

PROOF OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY Must meet CPSA language requirements. 

Note: International Medical Graduates currently enrolled in Core Internal Medicine programs in Canada must meet the English language requirements required by the CPSA for licensure

MEDICAL COUNCIL OF CANADA EXAMS MCCQE Part I

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

Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC)

  • Date/milestone assessment submission required: File review opening
  • Requirement: Optional

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

LMCC: The Medical Council of Canada (MCC) ceased delivery of the MCCQE Part II in May 2021 (https://mcc.ca/news/mcc-ceases-delivery-of-the-mccqe-part-ii/). LMCC requirement is program-specific and identified in the program description.

RETURN OF SERVICE (ROS) REQUIREMENTS IMGs from other provinces must declare return of service obligations
MEDICAL EDUCATION 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.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION N/A
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO ALL MEDICAL GRADUATES
N/A

CRITERIA FOR ALL MEDICAL GRADUATES

GENERAL INFORMATION 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. 

Re-entry applicants to subspecialty training are not eligible

LICENSING BODY College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta
SOURCE OF FUNDING

 

  • Canadian or US medical graduates currently enrolled in Core Internal Medicine residency programs in Canadian or ACGME Accredited US medical schools are eligible to apply.
  • International Medical Graduates (IMGs) are eligible to apply if currently enrolled in Core Internal Medicine residency programs in Canadian medical schools. (see language requirement)

Note: 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.

TRAINING LEVEL ELIGIBILITY Subspecialty: Medicine subspecialties

Training level: Current resident

  • Eligibility details: Open to residents currently in a Royal College PGY3 Internal Medicine program who are eligible for the match.

Subspecialty: Critical Care Medicine

Training level: Current resident

  • Eligibility details: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, 2021 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.

Subspecialty: Occupational Medicine

Training level: Current resident

  • Eligibility details: Open to residents in their final year of a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada accredited program in Internal Medicine or Physical Health and Preventive Medicine are eligible.

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.

RESTRICTIONS

 

PGY3 residents that are off-cycle by more than six months (with a start date after December 31) are not eligible for this year’s Match.

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.

Individuals who are pursuing training in the US and have an MD from a non-LCME accredited school are not eligible to apply.

Sponsored Visa Trainees are not eligible to apply for subspecialty training through the R4 Match

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

All documents must be notarized.

ADDITIONAL CRITERIA FOR CANADIAN MEDICAL GRADUATE

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

PROOF OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY Language assessment document accepted: IELTS Academic

  • Document validity (not expired) by:Must be valid up to July 1, 2022
  • Minimum score: 6.5
MEDICAL COUNCIL OF CANADA EXAMS MCCQE Part I

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

MCCQE Part II

  • Date/milestone assessment submission required: File review opening
  • Requirement: Optional

MCCQE Pt 1: Applicants who have trained in the United States must provide proof of passing the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying 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.

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.

RETURN OF SERVICE (ROS) REQUIREMENTS  

N/A

 

MEDICAL EDUCATION N/A
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION N/A

ADDITIONAL CRITERIA FOR INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL GRADUATES

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

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

PROOF OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY Must meet CPSA language requirements.

Note: International Medical Graduates currently enrolled in Core Internal Medicine programs in Canada must meet the English language requirements required by the CPSA for licensure

Language assessment document accepted: IELTS Academic

  • Document validity (not expired) by:Must be valid up to July 1, 2022
  • Minimum score: 6.5
MEDICAL COUNCIL OF CANADA EXAMS MCCQE Part I

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

MCCQE Part II

  • Date/milestone assessment submission required: File review opening
  • Requirement: Optional
RETURN OF SERVICE (ROS) REQUIREMENTS N/A
MEDICAL EDUCATION N/A
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IMGs from other provinces must declare return of service obligations
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO ALL MEDICAL GRADUATES
N/A

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