Updated July 13, 2022

University of Saskatchewan

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 The Saskatchewan Ministry of Health and the University of Saskatchewan, College of Medicine have agreed to the following policies and eligibility requirements for the 2023 Medicine Subspecialty Match. Please note that individual programs may have specific criteria that will be used to review applications. Applicants are responsible for reviewing program-specific criteria, as well as the criteria listed below, to ensure they meet all requirements and eligibility criteria. Failure to meet or provide proof of any of the stated requirements or documents may result in an applicant’s file not being reviewed or ranked.

ACLS

Prior to the commencement of training, successful applicants must provide proof of ACLS certification that is current as of July 1, 2023. The ACLS Provider course must be certified by the American Heart Association or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. ACLS certification that is not endorsed by these organizations, or is completed entirely through an online course, will not be accepted. Applicants are responsible for all costs associated with obtaining ACLS certification.

COVID Vaccination Requirements

Applicants matched to all University of Saskatchewan residency training programs must ensure they are compliant with vaccination policies for the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Health Authority and Province of Saskatchewan in order to commence their training program on July 1, 2023.

For the most up to date information, click on the following links:

University of Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Health Authority
Province of Saskatchewan

LICENSING BODY College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan

Successful applicants must be eligible for and maintain registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan for an educational register license and must maintain eligibility for an educational register license throughout their entire training program.

Credentialing

Successful applicants must be eligible for and maintain privileges within the Saskatchewan Health Authority as determined by its credentialing process.

SOURCE OF FUNDING Saskatchewan Ministry of Health
TRAINING LEVEL ELIGIBILITY The MSM match at the University of Saskatchewan is open to PGY3 Internal Medicine residents studying at medical institutions in Canada and the United States. In addition, PGY4 General Internal Medicine or Core Internal Medicine residents are also eligible to apply.

Discipline: Medicine subspecialties

Training level: Current resident

  • Eligibility details: 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.

PGY3 residents with completion dates between July 1 and December 31, 2023 are eligible to apply but must declare their completion date and request a delayed start in their personal letter.

Discipline: Medicine subspecialties

Training level: Previous subspecialty training/transfers

  • Eligibility details: PGY4 or 5 subspecialty residents who wish to switch subspecialty programs or applicants who wish to use the MSM match as a retraining opportunity are eligible to apply to positions at the University of Saskatchewan; however, preference may be given to PGY3 Internal Medicine residents
RESTRICTIONS 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.

Off cycle residents: PGY3 residents with completion dates after December 31, 2023 should apply to the 2024 MSM 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 Citizenship Card (both sides of card)
Canadian Permanent Resident Card (both sides of card)
Passport page showing Canadian citizenship
Certificate of Canadian Citizenship
Deadline for providing Citizenship documents
File review opening

All applicants must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents at the time of application and must submit a notarized/certified photocopy of one of the accepted citizenship documents.

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

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

ADDITIONAL CRITERIA FOR CANADIAN MEDICAL GRADUATES

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

PROOF OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY Applicants 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 entirely in English.

Applicants who are training at Quebec medical schools or the University of Ottawa (French Stream) may be required to provide proof of English language proficiency as determined by CPSS.

Language assessment document accepted: IELTS Academic

  • Document validity (not expired) by: ​Must be valid up to the rank order deadline
  • Minimum score: Minimum of 7.0 in each of the components

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

  • Document validity (not expired) by: Must be valid up to the rank order deadline
  • Minimum score: Minimum grade of B

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

  • Document validity (not expired) by: Must be valid up to the rank order deadline
  • Minimum score: Minimum grade of 9 in all sections

Applicants should not contact CPSS directly about their eligibility for licensure. Please direct any questions about language requirements or eligibility to della.toews@usask.ca.

MEDICAL COUNCIL OF CANADA EXAMS Examination: MCCQE Part I

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

If applicants have completed residency training in the USA, they may be exempted from the MCCQE1 requirement if they have passed all required USMLE exams. Any exemptions will be determined by CPSS.

RETURN OF SERVICE (ROS) REQUIREMENTS 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 MSM match.
MEDICAL EDUCATION 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.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Additional Criteria for US trainees

MCCQEI: If applicants have completed residency training in the USA, they may be exempted from the MCCQE1 requirement if they have passed all required USMLE exams. Any exemptions will be determined by CPSS.

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 and must be submitted by the program rank order deadline.

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 IMG 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 entirely in English.

Applicants who are training at Quebec medical schools or the University of Ottawa (French Stream) may be required to provide proof of English language proficiency as determined by CPSS.

Language assessment document accepted: IELTS Academic

  • Document validity (not expired) by: ​Must be valid up to the rank order deadline
  • Minimum score: Minimum of 7.0 in each of the components

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

  • Document validity (not expired) by: Must be valid up to the rank order deadline
  • Minimum score: Minimum grade of B

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

  • Document validity (not expired) by: Must be valid up to the rank order deadline
  • Minimum score: Minimum grade of 9 in all sections

Applicants should not contact CPSS directly about their eligibility for licensure. Please direct any questions about language requirements or eligibility to della.toews@usask.ca.

MEDICAL COUNCIL OF CANADA EXAMS Examination: MCCQE Part I

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

If applicants have completed residency training in the USA, they may be exempted from the MCCQE1 requirement if they have passed all required USMLE exams. Any exemptions will be determined by CPSS.

RETURN OF SERVICE (ROS) REQUIREMENTS 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 MSM match.
MEDICAL EDUCATION Proof of MD Degree and Medical School Transcripts: IMGs must be graduates of an acceptable medical school on the World Directory of Medical Schools. 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.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Additional Criteria for US trainees 

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 and must be submitted by the program rank order deadline.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO ALL MEDICAL GRADUATES
No additional requirements for second iteration.

CRITERIA FOR ALL MEDICAL GRADUATES

GENERAL INFORMATION The Saskatchewan Ministry of Health and the University of Saskatchewan, College of Medicine have agreed to the following policies and eligibility requirements for the 2022 Medicine Subspecialty Match. Please note that individual programs may have specific criteria that will be used to review applications. Applicants are responsible for reviewing program-specific criteria, as well as the criteria listed below, to ensure they meet all requirements and eligibility criteria. Failure to meet or provide proof of any of the stated requirements or documents may result in an applicant’s file not being reviewed or ranked.

ACLS

Prior to the commencement of training, successful applicants must provide proof of ACLS certification that is current as of July 1, 2022. The ACLS Provider course must be certified by the American Heart Association or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. ACLS certification that is not endorsed by these organizations, or is completed entirely through an online course, will not be accepted. Applicants are responsible for all costs associated with obtaining ACLS certification.

LICENSING BODY College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan

Successful applicants must be eligible for and maintain registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan for an educational register license.

Credentialing

Successful applicants must be eligible for and maintain privileges within the Saskatchewan Health Authority as determined by its credentialing process.

SOURCE OF FUNDING 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 MSM match.
TRAINING LEVEL ELIGIBILITY The MSM match at the University of Saskatchewan is open to PGY3 Internal Medicine residents studying at medical institutions in Canada and the United States. In addition, PGY4 General Internal Medicine or Core Internal Medicine residents are also eligible to apply.

Discipline: Medicine subspecialties

Training level: Current resident

  • Eligibility details: 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.
    • PGY3 residents with completion dates between July 1 and December 31, 2022, are eligible to apply but must declare their completion date and request a delayed start in their personal letter.

Discipline: Medicine subspecialties

Training level: Previous subspecialty training/transfers

  • Eligibility details: PGY4 or 5 subspecialty residents who wish to switch subspecialty programs or applicants who wish to use the MSM match as a retraining opportunity are eligible to apply to positions at the University of Saskatchewan; however, preference may be given to PGY3 Internal Medicine residents.
RESTRICTIONS 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.

PGY3 residents with completion dates after December 31, 2022 should apply to the 2023 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 Citizenship Card (both sides of card)
Canadian Permanent Resident Card (both sides of card)
Passport page showing Canadian citizenship
Confirmation of Permanent Residence in Canada
Deadline for providing Citizenship documents
File review opening

All applicants must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents at the time of application and must submit a notarized/certified photocopy of one of the accepted citizenship documents.

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

ADDITIONAL CRITERIA FOR CANADIAN MEDICAL GRADUATES

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

PROOF OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY 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 entirely in English.

Applicants who are training at Quebec medical schools or the University of Ottawa (French Stream) may be required to provide proof of English language proficiency as determined by CPSS.

Language assessment document accepted: IELTS Academic

  • Document validity (not expired) by: ​Must be valid up to July 1, 2022
  • Minimum score: 7.0
MEDICAL COUNCIL OF CANADA EXAMS N/A
RETURN OF SERVICE (ROS) REQUIREMENTS 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 MSM match.
MEDICAL EDUCATION 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.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Additional Criteria for US trainees

MCCQEI: Applicants who have trained in the United States must provide proof of passing the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination Part I (MCCQEI) at the time of application.

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 and must be submitted by the program rank order deadline.

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 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 who are training at Quebec medical schools or the University of Ottawa (French Stream), may be required to provide proof of English language proficiency as determined by CPSS.

Language assessment document accepted: IELTS Academic

  • Document validity (not expired) by: ​Must be valid up to July 1, 2022​
  • Minimum score: 7.0
MEDICAL COUNCIL OF CANADA EXAMS Examination: MCCQE Part I

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

If applicants have completed residency training in the USA, they may be exempted from the MCCQE1 requirement if they have passed all required USMLE exams. Any exemptions will be determined by CPSS.

RETURN OF SERVICE (ROS) REQUIREMENTS 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 MSM match.
MEDICAL EDUCATION Proof of MD Degree and Medical School Transcripts: IMGs must be graduates of an acceptable medical school on the World Directory of Medical Schools. 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.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Additional Criteria for US trainees

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 and must be submitted by the program rank order deadline.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO ALL MEDICAL GRADUATES
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