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Updated March 4, 2020

2021 Medicine Subspecialty Match — second iteration

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November 2020

4 November 2020 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Program descriptions available for editing

All program descriptions for the second iteration will be copied over from the first iteration and posted on Changes to program descriptions can only be made if the program requests that the postgraduate office return the description for updates. When the description is returned, program directors and administrators can log into CaRMS Online and update their program descriptions for the second iteration of the match.

File reviewer and filter setup

Program directors and administrators may add or remove file reviewers for the second iteration through CaRMS Online.

4 November 2020 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Application process begins for applicants

Applicants may log into their CaRMS Online account and begin their application for the second iteration of the match.

12 November 2020

Photos are unmasked

PGME office users will now be able to view applicant photos.

PGME office users do not have access prior to this date.

12 November 2020 at 12:05 ET

File review period begins

All programs and file reviewers may access all applications that have been submitted to their program(s) through CaRMS Online.

17 November 2020 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Ranking, quota and reversion approval period begins for PGME offices

Programs may begin creating their rank order lists in CaRMS Online. Once a rank order list has been submitted, PGME office users can begin approving them in CaRMS Online. Postgraduate office offices can also approve quota and submit any reversion instructions starting today.

23 November 2020 at 14:00 ET

DEADLINE: Submission of program rank order lists

Programs must submit their rank order list through CaRMS Online by 14:00 ET. If programs do not submit by today, PGME offices can submit on their behalf.

26 November 2020 at 15:00 ET

DEADLINE: ranking, quota and reversion approval for PGME offices

Postgraduate office users must approve rank order lists, quota and submit any reversion instructions by 15:00 ET today.

December 2020

9 December 2020 at 12:00 (noon) ET


Match results for the second iteration of the 2021 Medical Subspecialty Match are available through CaRMS Online.

Match results reports available for download

Match results reports are available for PGME offices. Save the reports your records.

January 2021

13 January 2021 at 15:00 ET

CaRMS Online closes

CaRMS Online closes for the 2021 Medical Subspecialty Match. Matched applicant files can be retrieved from your PG transfer site account today.

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