The 2020 MSM timeline will be available on April 15, 2019.

Updated March 4, 2020

2021 Medicine Subspecialty Match — first iteration

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June 2020

24 June 2020 at 12:00 (noon) ET

CaRMS Online opens

Designated program administrators and program directors will receive an email from CaRMS with instructions on how to log in to CaRMS Online.

Note: if you are a program director or administrator for this match and have not received an email from us, please contact

Program description updates

Program directors and administrators may log into CaRMS Online and start updating their program descriptions. All programs must update their program descriptions for the new match year before July 15, 2020.

Note: program descriptions can be updated throughout the match if critical updates are needed.

July 2020

15 July 2020 at 12:00 (noon) ET

DEADLINE: Program descriptions published on

Program descriptions are now available on for applicants to review.

August 2020

11 August 2020 at 12:00 (noon) ET

File reviewer and filter setup

Program directors and administrators may add or remove file reviewers for their program(s) in CaRMS Online.

Once file reviewers have been added, they will receive an email from CaRMS with instructions on how to create an account. Applications will be available for review when file review opens on August 26 at 12:05 ET.

26 August 2020 at 12:05 ET

File review begins

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

28 August 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.

September 2020

1 September 2020 - 28 September 2020

DEADLINE: Interview Status updates in CaRMS Online (Prior to sending interview invitations)

Programs are to complete all initial interview status updates in CaRMS Online at least one week prior to the program interview date.

8 September 2020 - 5 October 2020

National interview period

Programs are responsible for scheduling interviews with applicants during this period.

30 September 2020 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Ranking period begins

Applicants and programs may begin creating their rank order lists in CaRMS Online. Once you have submitted your rank order list, your postgraduate office can begin reviewing and approving. To make changes to your submitted list, contact your postgraduate office.

PGME ranking, quota and reversion approval period begins 

PGME office users can begin approving program rank order lists in CaRMS Online. Postgraduate offices can also approve quota and submit any reversion instructions starting today.

October 2020

8 October 2020

Reversions discussion period begins

Q and A discussion regarding reversions, if required, to ensure final reversions are received and understood by CaRMS, by the PGME reversion deadline.

14 October 2020 at 14:00 ET

DEADLINE: submission of program rank order list

Programs must submit their rank order list through CaRMS Online by 14:00 ET.

22 October 2020 at 15:00 ET

DEADLINE: PGME ranking, quota and reversion approval

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

November 2020

4 November 2020 at 12:00 (noon) ET


Match results for the first iteration of the 2021 Medicine Subspecialty Match are available through CaRMS Online.

January 2021

13 January 2021 at 15:00 ET

CaRMS Online access closes

CaRMS Online access closes for the 2021 Medicine Subspecialty Match. We recommend that all programs download and save any match-related files before this date. Matched applicant files can only be retrieved from your postgraduate office once CaRMS Online closes.

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