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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 by requesting your 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

Programs may add or remove file reviewers for the second iteration through CaRMS Online.

All file reviewers added in the first iteration will automatically have access to review applications for the second iteration on November 12.

Access to CaRMS Online for unmatched applicants

Unmatched applicants from the first iteration 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.

Note: there is no designated national interview period for the second iteration of the Medicine Subspecialty Match.

17 November 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.

17 November 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.

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.

26 November 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 today.

December 2020

9 December 2020 at 12:00 (noon) ET


Match results for the second 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 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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