To participate in the Pediatric Subspecialty Match (PSM), you must be a Canadian citizen or hold a valid Canadian permanent resident card.

Provincial criteria

General info

Each province has criteria that must be met by applicants applying for positions within that province. Eligibility requirements differ from province to province, so you should carefully review the criteria when preparing to apply to programs.

Click the tabs to see eligibility criteria for each province.

Eligibility criteria is updated shortly before the opening of each match.

Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI

Updated January 30, 2018

Dalhousie University

Training Level

Competitive Stream positions in the first iteration are open to residents currently in a recognized Royal College PGY2 General Pediatrics program. For positions listed under the Competitive Non-MOH stream, please review the program description as there are alternate eligibility criteria.

Applications that are off-cycle by more than six months (with a program end date no later than December 31, 2018) are not eligible for this year’s match.

Off-cycle applicants are welcome to contact programs of interest following the conclusion of the match should there be any unmatched positions available to be considered for off-cycle entry.

Training Program

Dalhousie University will also consider a Canadian and those with permanent resident status who are currently in an accredited United States Pediatric Medicine Training program, but a copy of the candidate’s RCPSC Assessment of Training must be provided at the time of application.

All applicants must be eligible to register for an educational license with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

A requirement for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia is that graduates of non-LCME/CACMS-accredited medical schools must include proof, as part of the completed license application, that verification through Physicians Apply has been initiated.

Legal Status

You must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada to apply. Visa-sponsored residents are not eligible — those in that category should contact the PGY4 Subspecialty Training Program to inquire about the application process for sponsored residents.

Previous subspecialty training /transfers

Not eligible

Licensed Physicians (including those on restricted licenses)

Not eligible

Source of Funding/Source of Medical Degree/Return of Service

Residents with return of service contracts are not eligible — those in that category should contact the PGY4 Subspecialty Training Program to inquire about the application process for sponsored residents.

Dalhousie University Criteria for Graduates of Non-LCME/CACMS-Accredited Medical Schools including Graduates of US Schools of Osteopathic Medicine (GNLCAMS):

The following 5 requirements for GNLCAMS must be provided in order to be considered for residency training at Dalhousie University:

  1. Legal Status

GNLCAMS must be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident at the time of application. When applying candidates must submit one of the following verifications:

A photocopy of Birth Certificate issued by an authority in Canada with any photo identification; or
A photocopy of Canadian Passport; or
Notarized/certified photocopy of Canadian citizenship certificate, Record of Landing; or
Notarized/certified photocopy of Permanent Resident Card/Canadian Citizen Card.

  1. Proof of MD Degree or DO Degree

GNLCAMS must be a graduate of an acceptable medical school or Graduates of US schools of Osteopathic Medicine and must meet provincial licensing eligibility in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

A notarized/certified 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.

  1. Language

Dalhousie University requires all applicants to be eligible to register for a license in all provinces in which the program requires training. Both the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia and College of Physicians and Surgeons of Prince Edward Island have specific regulations regarding English language proficiency for physicians from outside of Canada.

Below are links to the policies for each of the colleges and candidates applying for postgraduate training must meet these requirements-

CPSNS Language Requirement [PDF – 162kB]

CPSPEI Language Requirement [PDF – 282kB]

  1. Medical Council of Canada

For all candidates applying through CaRMS, a current pass in the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Exam (MCCEE) or equivalent is required. For DO candidates, the COMLEX is an acceptable alternative. For further information regarding Medical Council of Canada examinations you may contact:

https://mcc.ca/contact-us/
Medical Council of Canada
1021 Thomas Spratt Place
Ottawa, ON Canada K1G 5L5

Applications for the MCCEE and the MCCQE (part 1) are available from most Canadian Employment and Immigration Commissions outside of Canada. To be eligible to take the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination Part 1, your medical school must be listed in the World Health Organization Directory of Medical Schools.

Quebec

Updated February 2, 2015

Université Laval

Université de Montréal

McGill University

The 3 Quebec Faculties of Medicine offer training in sub specialties of Pediatrics to candidates who are, at the time of the Match, in their second year of Pediatrics in a Canadian or American Faculty of Medicine and who fulfill the following criteria:

Contingent régulier

These positions are available to current Quebec Pediatrics residents presently admitted via this quota;

Contingent particulier

Positions are also available to residents currently registered in their 2nd, 3rd or 4th year in Pediatrics or in any other Pediatric Subspecialty Program in a Canadian Medical School outside of Québec or in an American Medical School; as well as to Pediatric Residents admitted via this quota and currently R2s in Pediatrics in a Québec Faculty of Medicine.

To be eligible, candidates have to hold:

An MD from a Canadian or a US Medical School.
Hold a D.O from a school accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association.
OR
International Medical Graduates (DHCEU) who have previously obtained equivalence of their MD from the Collège des médecins du Québec.

The following applicants are not eligible:

  • Visa trainees not currently registered via the contingent régulier in a Quebec program.
  • Applicants from the Canadian Armed Forces.

International Medical Graduates who are Canadian Citizens and/ or Permanent Residents of Canada who are eligible to participate in the Pediatric Subspecialties Match must have previously obtained equivalence of their MD from the Collège des médecins du Québec and must currently be:

  • Registered in a contingent régulier or a contingent particulier position in Pediatrics in one of the 4 Quebec Faculties of Medicine.
  • Registered in a Pediatrics Residency Program in Canada or in the U.S.

Residents who are currently in their 3rd or 4th year in Pediatrics or in a Pediatric Subspecialty Program and who were previously matched into General Pediatrics or into a Subspecialty Pediatric Program during their 2nd year of core Pediatrics in a Quebec Faculty of Medicine and who want to redirect to another Pediatric Subspecialty Program are required to do so through the Changes of Programs process and follow the application deadlines. They are not allowed to participate in the Pediatric Subspecialties Match.

Ontario

Updated October 3, 2018

University of Ottawa

University of Toronto

McMaster University

Western University

For purposes of clarity Ontario has accepted the following definitions:

A Canadian Medical Graduate or U.S. Medical Graduate (CMG/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). From here on in this will be referred to as a CMG

An International Medical Graduate (IMG) is an individual who received their medical degree from a medical school that is not accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) or the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). From here on in this will be referred to as an IMG.

For Entry in the 2020-21 Academic Year

The Ontario Faculties of Medicine and Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care have agreed to the following policies for the 2020 Pediatric Subspecialty Match. It is important to note that individual programs may have specific criteria that are used to review applications. Please carefully review the program specific criteria as well as the provincial criteria listed below. All matched applicants must meet the criteria for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) for postgraduate education.

ANY DELAYS IN PROVIDING ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION TO CPSO MAY RESULT IN A DELAY IN ISSUANCE OF A CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION AND A DELAY IN START OF POSTGRADUATE TRAINING BEYOND JULY 1ST.

Training level and Program

Who can Apply:

  • Current residents who will be completing PGY3 training in Pediatrics on or before June 30, 2020 are eligible. Residents who will have completed their PGY4 year prior to the July 1, 2020 start date are only eligible for non-MOH funded positions.
  • Trainees enrolled in RCPSC accredited Pediatrics or ACGME Accredited Pediatrics programs.

Sponsored Residents (Foreign Governments) or Trainees on work permits may apply directly to the school/program for subspecialty training. These positions are supernumerary and not part of the CaRMS Pediatric Subspecialty Match process.

Notes:

  1. Exception to the Training Level and Training Program Criteria for both MOHLTC funded and Non MOHLTC funded positions are those applicants that are acceptable for:
  1. Critical Care Medicine Program according to the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Specialty Training Requirements. This includes those residents enrolled in Anesthesiology, Cardiac Surgery, Emergency Medicine, General Surgery and Pediatrics. Royal College
  2. Pediatrics Emergency Medicine Program according to the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Specialty Training Requirements. This includes those residents enrolled in Emergency Medicine. Royal College
    1. Residents who are planning to complete a “Chief Medical Resident (CMR)” year are eligible to apply in their PGY4 year provided that:
  3. The PGY4 year is supported outside of the usual funding source (e.g. Provincial government funding). The year cannot be self-funded, and
  4. The Resident remains registered in an accredited Core Internal Medicine program for the full length of the Chief Medical Resident year.

Off cycle residents

MOHLTC – Funded positions

PGY3 residents with completion dates between July 1 and December 31, 2020 are also eligible but must declare their completion date on the application form and request a late start. You may only apply to the match one time.

Pediatric residents with completion of PGY3 training after December 31, 2020 should apply to the 2021 match.

Non MOHLTC – Funded positions

Current residents who will be completing PGY3 training or PGY4 training in Core Pediatrics on or before June 30, 2020 are eligible.

PGY3 and PGY4 residents with completion dates between July 1 and December 31, 2020 are also eligible but must declare their completion date on the application form and request a late start. You may only apply to the match one time.

Pediatric residents with completion of PGY3 training after December 31, 2020 should apply to the 2021 match.

Physicians in full time practice -Independently registered physicians, unless enrolled in full-time residency, are not eligible to apply.

Legal Status
Proof of valid current citizenship or permanent resident status must be provided by submitting one of the following verifications to CaRMS by the Rank Order List deadline.  No other forms of verification are acceptable:

  1. Notarized/certified photocopy of Birth Certificate issued by an authority in Canada accompanied by photo ID (examples include a driver’s license or health card), or
  2. Notarized/certified photocopy of Canadian Passport, or
  3. Notarized/certified photocopy of Canadian citizenship certificate, Record of Landing; accompanied by photo ID (examples include a driver’s license or health card) or
  4. Notarized/certified photocopy of Permanent Resident Card/Canadian Citizen Card – copies of both sides of card must be provided and legible.

Previous Subspecialty Training / Transfers
Trainees currently enrolled in subspecialty training are not eligible. The pediatric subspecialty match cannot be used for transfers.

Training/Practice Status (including those on restricted licenses)
Trainees currently enrolled in Pediatrics (Note 1) in a Royal College or ACGME accredited program, who hold a postgraduate education certificate of registration or equivalent in their province are eligible for the match. Physicians in full-time practice are not eligible for this match.

Requirements for IMGs:

  1. Proof of MD degree
    IMGs must be graduates of an acceptable medical school on the World Directory of Medical Schools 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 translation.
  2. MCCEE
    IMGs must have written and passed the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE). Statement of results must be provided by the File Review Date. Please review specific program descriptions for more information. Starting in 2019, the Medical Council of Canada (MCC) will be delivering the MCCQE Part I in Canada and internationally in over 80 countries up to five times per year. Once the MCCQE Part I is offered internationally, all candidates will be challenging this examination directly, without first having to pass the MCCEE. As a result of this change, MCC will be phasing-out the MCCEE.
  3. Language proficiency
    Must provide proof of English or French language proficiency through ONE of the following:
  4. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 7 in each component, OR
    b.  TOEFL-Ibt – passing score of 93 including a minimum score of 24 on the speaking section, OR
    c.  A pass result in the French proficiency test administered by the Collège des Médecins du Québec, OR
    d.  Candidates for whom their primary and secondary, or medical school education was conducted in English or French, the Ontario medical schools will accept Language Proficiency Attestations as follows:
  5.   Primary and Secondary Education: Mailed directly from the Senior Academic Administrators of both schools to the program confirming that all of the candidate’s primary and secondary education was conducted completely in English or French.
    ii.   Medical School: Mailed directly from the Dean of the candidate’s medical school confirming that the language of instruction and patient care was conducted completely in English or French OR
    iii.   World Directory of Medical Schools Language Option – If the instruction and the language of patient care at the undergraduate medical school was conducted completely in English or French, then a candidate can submit to the Program a copy or printout of the World Directory of Medical Schools website listing the medical school which clearly states that the language of instruction is English or French.

Please review specific program descriptions for more information.

  1. Registration
    IMGs must meet the criteria for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) for postgraduate education. See the CPSO’s website for information: CPSO

All IMGs need to have their documents verified through physiciansapply.ca. Any IMGs who has not yet had their documents verified by physicianapply.ca will be required to do so. This process can take several months to complete. Individuals are advised to visit http://physiciansapply.ca/  at the point of application.

Failure to meet or provide proof of any of the stated requirements may result in applicant file not being reviewed.

Return of service (MOHLTC funded positions only)
All IMGs will be required to sign an IMG Training Agreement with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care that requires the IMG to return service for a period of five years upon completion of their training in their area of specialty (including Family Medicine). This ROS commitment can be fulfilled anywhere in Ontario with the exception of the following communities: The City of Ottawa, The Greater Toronto Area including the City of Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Vaughan, Markham and Pickering.

IMGs with pre-existing ROS obligations must disclose these obligations at time of application. IMGs that have active ROS obligations may not be eligible for Ontario-funded training positions. Such individuals should contact the ministry for further information.

The ROS commitment to Ontario must commence within the timeframe set out in the individual’s IMG Training Agreement with Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. The location where the IMG returns service must be approved by the ministry as per the terms of their IMG Training Agreement.

For further information concerning return of service, contact:

Return of Service Program

Provider Registry Unit

Claims Services Branch

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

PO Box 68

Kingston, ON K7L5K1

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

 

Email:  ROSContact@ontario.ca

Website: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/rlirp/service.aspx

 

Additional Ontario Information:

  1. Permanent Residents: Successful applicants who hold Permanent Resident status in Canada will be required to disclose their Country of Citizenship to the postgraduate medical education office in order to comply with current reporting requirements of the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.
  2. Matched applicants: CaRMS will provide their electronic data file to the matched university’s postgraduate education office. The postgraduate office will share the information with the Ontario Physician Human Resource Data Centre, the provincial licensing body, the provincial resident organization, the teaching hospitals and other training sites, and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
  3. Changes: The Ontario Faculties of Medicine and Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care reserve the right to make changes to the information published on the CaRMS website pertaining to Ontario postgraduate training without prior notice.
  4. Failure to meet or provide proof of any of the stated requirements may result in applicant file not being reviewed.
Manitoba

Updated January 31, 2018

University of Manitoba

The University of Manitoba Rady Faculty of Health Science, Max Rady College of Medicine and Manitoba Health have agreed to the following policies for the 2019 Pediatric Subspecialty match.

Eligibility

  1. Candidates who are currently in a RCPSC or ACGME accredited Core Pediatrics residency program as a PGY2 or PGY3.These candidates will be starting their PGY4 or PGY5 year of subspecialty training on July 1, 2019.
  2. Trainees currently enrolled in Adult Emergency Medicine residency programs are eligible to apply to the Pediatric Subspecialty Match for Pediatric Emergency Medicine.
  3. Residents currently in subspecialty training are not eligible to switch subspecialty programs using the Pediatric Subspecialty Match.
  4. All applicants must be eligible for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba (CPSM) on the educational register. CPSM categories of registration and eligibility criteria for licensure after residency can be reviewed at the following website:
  1. Visa-sponsored trainees must apply for subspecialty training outside of the Pediatric Subspecialty Match. Please see the following website for more information.
    • http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/health_sciences/medicine/education/pgme/Sponsored.html
  1. Applicants who are off-cycle by more than six months will be considered for the subsequent match.

Requirements for all applicants

  1. Proof of Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Resident status. Proof of citizenship or permanent resident status must be provided by submitting one of the following verifications to CaRMS by the file review opening date:
  • Notarized/certified photocopy of Birth Certificate issued by an authority in Canada with any photo ID, or
  • Notarized/certified photocopy of Canadian Passport, or
  • Notarized/certified photocopy of Canadian citizenship certificate; if the Canadian citizenship certificate was issued prior to February 1, 2012, legible copies of both sides of the certificate must be provided; or
  • Notarized/certified photocopy of Permanent Resident Card; legible copies of both sides of the card must be provided
  • No other forms of verification are acceptable.
  1. Successful completion of the MCCQE Part 1 with submitted proof of examination results. United States Medical Graduates may submit proof of the USMLE Step 1 and 2 in lieu of the MCCQE Part 1. This exam will be phased out in 2020.
  2. All matched candidates must attend the mandatory PGME orientation day which is held at the end of June.

Requirements for United States Medical Graduates and/or residents in United States training programs

  1. Applicants who are residents in a U.S. training program must have their training assessed by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada to ensure their training meets Canadian specialty-specific requirements.
  1. Applicants who have received a Doctor of Osteopathic medicine degree (DO) from a United States medical school must fulfill IMG application requirements.

Requirements for International Medical Graduates

  1. International Medical Graduates (IMGs) must be graduates of an acceptable medical school on the World Directory of Medical Schools list. Confirmation of World Directory status MUST be provided by submitting a copy or printout from the World Directory website (www.wdoms.org).
  2. Notarized/certified copies of medical school transcript(s) and medical degree/diploma must be submitted. Documents that are not in English must be accompanied by a notarized translation.
  3. All IMG candidates accepted to pediatric subspecialty programs are required to complete the mandatory four-week orientation program in June.
  4. In addition the MCCQE1 scores, an official copy of the applicant’s MCCEE score must be provided by the file review opening date.
  5. Language Proficiency – English is the language of study at the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba. All IMG applicants whose first language is not English must submit proof of English language proficiency to CaRMS by the file review opening date:
  • Academic Version of International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Academic IELTS with a minimum score of 7 in each component with an overall band score of no less than 7. IELTS scores will be considered valid for 2 years from the date taken.

Please note the following:

  • Notarized/certified documents must be submitted. Photocopies are acceptable.
  • Language Proficiency Attestations will not be accepted from the candidate or a third party.
  • Language Proficiency results will not be accepted by fax or e-mail.
  1. Exemptions to the English language tests will be made only if the language of instruction and patient care throughout the entire undergraduate medical education curriculum was in English. A notarized letter of attestation of this from the Dean of the Medical School must be provided with the application

Consideration for applicants with disabilities and applicants with blood borne pathogens

Information on the above College of Medicine, Postgraduate Medical Education policies can be found on the policies and procedures webpage at:

Notice

The University reserves the right to make changes to the information published on the CaRMS website pertaining to Manitoba postgraduate training without prior notice.

Saskatchewan

Updated August 31, 2014

University of Saskatchewan

Training level

Current residents who are completing training in a recognized Royal College PGY-3 Core Pediatrics or PGY-4 General Pediatrics program on or before June 30, 2015 are eligible to apply to this match.

Applicants who are not eligible include:

  • VISA students studying at Canadian Medical Schools (and those with work permits). The University of Saskatchewan has a postgraduate training agreement with the Embassy of the State of Kuwait (ESK). Applicants sponsored by the ESK must apply to our R-4 programs outside the CaRMS match.
  • Students whose postgraduate training is funded by the Department of National Defense.

Training program

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

Applicants who have Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status and who are training in a Pediatrics training program in the United States must provide a copy of their Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Assessment of Training with their application.

Legal status

All applicants must be Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, or Landed Immigrants at the time of application.

Previous subspecialty training /transfers

This match cannot be used for the purpose of program transfer.

Licensed physicians (including those on restricted licenses)

Licensed physicians are not eligible to apply. They may contact the Saskatchewan Medical Association or the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan for information on re-entry programs.

Source of funding/source of medical degree/return of service

Applicants whose funding is provided by an external organization, and who are committed to a return of service agreement with the funding organization, must provide a letter from the funding organization which clearly indicates that the funding organization is aware of, and approves, the applicant applying to the Pediatric Subspecialty Match.

Additional IMG eligibility requirements

MCCEE: Must provide proof of passing the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE) at the time of application. Priority may be given to those who have successfully completed the MCCQE (Part I).

Proof of MD degree and medical school transcripts: Must be a graduate of an acceptable medical school as identified by: WHO Directory of Medical Schools (World Health Organization); or, FAIMER International Medical Education Directory (Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research). A notarized/certified copy of medical school marks/transcripts and medical degree or diploma must be submitted. Documents that are not in English must be accompanied by a notarized translation.

English language requirement:

All IMG applicants must provide proof of proficiency in the English language that is required to meet licensing requirements of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan.

Applicants are EXEMPT from language proficiency testing if their medical education (Undergraduate and postgraduate education) and patient care experience was in one of the countries identified as having English as the first language. The following countries and dependencies listed below are recognized as having English as the first language: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, US Virgin Islands, United Kingdom, United States of America.

All other applicants must have achieved the required proficiency in ONE of the following English language tests:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT with a minimum score of 24 in each band AND a minimum total score of 100. The TOEFL score is valid for 2 years from the date taken.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 7 in each component. IELTS will be considered valid for 2 years from the date taken.

Scores that are less than those stated above will not be considered.

Score results that have expired will not be considered.

Please note that the following documents will not be accepted as proof of English language proficiency:

  • a copy of the FAIMER page for the applicant’s medical school
  • a letter of English attestation from the Dean of the applicant’s medical school

Licensing: The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan requires that matched International Medical Graduates have their medical credentials (medical school transcripts, medical degree/diploma, postgraduate training certificates, and specialty certificates) verified by physiciansapply.ca. The verification process process can take several weeks/months to complete. Individuals are urged to contact physiciansapply.ca immediately following notification of a successful match.

NO EXCEPTIONS CAN BE MADE for the English Language Requirements as outlined above. We do not accept a copy of the FAIMER page for the applicant’s medical school as proof of English language proficiency.

Additional notes

Successful applicants will commence training at the PGY-4 level.

Alberta

Updated January 10, 2018

University of Alberta

Training level (see note #1)

Current PGY2 Residents (completing PGY3 June 30, 2018) or PGY3 Residents (completing PGY4 June 30, 2018) in Core Pediatrics are eligible for the match.

Residents who complete their PGY-3 year between July 1 and December 31, 2017 are also eligible but must declare their completion date on the application form and request a late start.

Residents who complete their PGY-3 year after December 31, 2018 should apply to the 2019 match.

Training program (see note #1)

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

Re-entry applicants to subspecialty training are not eligible and are referred to the University of Alberta Re-Entry Competition.

Legal status

Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident

Previous subspecialty training /transfers

Trainees currently enrolled in subspecialty Pediatrics training or any training beyond the General Pediatrics PGY4 level are not eligible. This match cannot be used for program transfer.

Licensed physicians (including those on restricted licenses)

Applicants must be eligible for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.

CPSA Eligibility Requirements

Source of funding/source of medical degree/return of service

  • PGY2 or PGY3 Canadian/US medical graduates currently enrolled in Core Pediatrics residency programs in Canadian or U.S. medical schools are eligible to apply. PGY3 International Medical Graduates (IMGs) currently enrolled in Core Pediatrics residency programs in Canadian medical schools and are Canadian Citizens or permanent residents and meet all other eligibility requirements of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta are eligible to apply.
  • PGY2/PGY3 IMGs from other provinces must declare any Return in Service obligations on the application and may be disqualified if their provincial obligations preclude subspecialty training.
  • Sponsored Trainees are not eligible to apply for subspecialty training through the Pediatric Subspecialty Match.

Medical Council of Canada

MCCQE Part 1 and 2: The Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Exam (MCCQE) Part 1 is required and Part 2 is highly recommended.

Additional criteria for eligible US trainees

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

MCCEE: Applicants who have trained in the United States must provide proof of passing the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE) at the time of application. US trainees who are specialist certified by a member board of the American Board of Pediatric Specialties may request an exemption from the MCCEE and can provide the letter of exemption from the Medical Council of Canada in lieu of MCCEE results.

MCCQE Part 1 and 2: The Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Exams (MCCQE) Part 1 is required and Part 2 is highly recommended.

RCPSC Assessment: Applicants who have Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status and who are training in the United States in a Pediatrics Program must provide a ruling letter from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

US graduates who are considering applying for the Royal College General Pediatrics exam for Spring of 2018 must apply before April 30, 2017.

http://www.royalcollege.ca/portal/page/portal/rc/credentials/start/exams/candidate_information

The application for Preliminary Assessment of Training must also be completed to ensure that your training satisfactorily meets the Canadian specialty specific training requirements:

http://www.royalcollege.ca/portal/page/portal/rc/credentials/start/routes/acgme_route

Note # 1. Subject to final confirmation, an exception to the Training Program Criteria may be those applicants that are acceptable for the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Program and Pediatric Emergency Medicine according to Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. This includes those residents enrolled in Anesthesiology, General Surgery, Cardiac Surgery for Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and Emergency Medicine for Pediatric Emergency.

University of Calgary

Training level (see note #1)

Current PGY2 Residents (completing PGY3 June 30, 2019) or PGY3 Residents (completing PGY4 June 30, 2019) in Core Pediatrics are eligible for the match.

Residents who complete their PGY-3 year between July 1 and December 31, 2019 are also eligible but must declare their completion date on the application form and request a late start.

Residents who complete their PGY-3 year after December 31, 2019 should apply to the 2020 match.

Training program (see note #1)

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

Re-entry applicants to subspecialty training are not eligible and are referred to the University of Alberta Re-Entry Competition.

Legal status

Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident

Previous subspecialty training /transfers

Trainees enrolled in subspecialty Pediatrics training or any training beyond the PGY4 level are not eligible. This match cannot be used for program transfer.

Licensed physicians (including those on restricted licenses)

Applicants must be eligible for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.

CPSA Eligibility Requirements

Source of funding/source of medical degree/return of service

  • PGY2 or PGY3 Canadian/US medical graduates currently enrolled in Core Pediatrics residency programs in Canadian or U.S. medical schools are eligible to apply. PGY3 International Medical Graduates (IMGs) currently enrolled in Core Pediatrics residency programs in Canadian medical schools and are Canadian Citizens or permanent residents and meet all other eligilibity requirements of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta are eligible to apply.
  • PGY2/PGY3 IMGs from other provinces must declare any Return in Service obligations on the application and may be disqualified if their provincial obligations preclude subspecialty training.
  • Sponsored Visa Trainees are not eligible to apply for subspecialty training through the Pediatric Subspecialty Match.

Medical Council of Canada

MCCQE Part 1 and 2: The Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Exam (MCCQE) Part 1 is required and Part 2 is highly recommended.

Additional criteria for eligible US trainees

Individuals pursuing residency training in the US and who have an MD from a non ACGME accredited school are NOT eligible to apply.

MCCEE: Applicants who have trained in the United States must provide proof of passing the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE) at the time of application. US trainees who are specialist certified by a member board of the American Board of Pediatric Specialties may request an exemption from the MCCEE and can provide the letter of exemption from the Medical Council of Canada in lieu of MCCEE results.

MCCQE Part 1 and 2: The Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Exams (MCCQE) Part 1 is required and Part 2 is highly recommended.

RCPSC assessment:

Applicants who have Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status and who are training in the United States in a Pediatrics Program must provide a ruling letter from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

US graduates who are considering applying for the Royal College General Pediatrics exam for Spring of 2019 must apply before April 30, 2018.

http://www.royalcollege.ca/portal/page/portal/rc/credentials/start/exams/candidate_information

The application for Preliminary Assessment of Training must also be completed to ensure that your training satisfactorily meets the Canadian specialty specific training requirements:

http://www.royalcollege.ca/portal/page/portal/rc/credentials/start/routes/acgme_route

Note # 1. Subject to final confirmation, an exception to the Training Program Criteria may be those applicants that are acceptable for the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Program and Pediatric Emergency Medicine according to Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. This includes those residents enrolled in Anesthesiology, General Surgery, Cardiac Surgery for Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and Emergency Medicine for Pediatric Emergency.

British Columbia

Updated January 30, 2018

University of British Columbia

General Information

For Entry in the 2019-20 Academic Year

The following policies apply to the 2019 Pediatric Subspecialty Match. It is important to note that individual programs may have specific criteria that are used to review applications. Applicants are responsible for reviewing program specific criteria, as well as the provincial criteria listed below, to ensure they meet all required eligibility criteria.

All matched applicants must meet the criteria for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC) for postgraduate medical education. https://www.cpsbc.ca/.

Training Level

Candidates must have completed at least three years of RCPSC accredited training in Core Pediatrics by June 30, 2019, in order to be eligible for subspecialty training in this match.

Off Cycle Residents: Candidates who will complete their PGY3 training between July 1 and December 31, 2019 are eligible to apply. Candidates must declare their completion date on the application form and request a late start.

Pediatric residents who will be completing their PGY3 training after December 31, 2019, should apply to the 2020 match.

Candidates in a core Pediatrics program or a Subspecialty Pediatrics program at the PGY4 level and higher are eligible to apply.

Exception to the Training Level and Training Program Criteria are those applicants that are acceptable for:

  1. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Program according to the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. This includes residents enrolled in Anesthesiology, Cardiac Surgery, Emergency Medicine, General Surgery and Pediatrics.
  2. Pediatric Emergency Medicine Program according to the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. This includes those residents enrolled in Emergency Medicine.

Licensed Physicians (including those on restricted licenses) are eligible to apply if they have Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada accredited training in Pediatrics.

Training Program

Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited Core Pediatrics program in a Canadian or ACGME accredited training program. Training must be recognized by the RCPSC.

International Medical Graduates must declare any Return of Service obligations on the application and may be disqualified if their provincial obligations preclude subspecialty training.

Legal Status

Must be a Canadian Citizen/Permanent Resident

The province of British Columbia will accept one of the following notarized/certified documents as proof of citizenship/permanent residency. Documents other than what is listed below are not accepted. Proof of citizenship/permanent residency must be submitted to CaRMS by the Rank Order deadline. No allowances for late submission.

  • Canadian Birth Certificate
  • Canadian Passport
  • Canadian Citizenship Certificate
  • Record of Landing
  • Canadian Citizen Card (Both sides)
  • Canadian Permanent Resident Card (Both sides)

Source of Funding

Ministry of Health

All matched applicants must meet the licensing criteria for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC) for postgraduate education, including the English Language Proficiency Requirements.

International Medical Graduates

Applicants are considered to have met the English Language proficiency requirements if:

  1. the primary language of medical education was English, and
  2. the primary language of patient care was English

Candidates who have not met the above requirement will require the Academic IELTS examination with the following scores:

  1. Academic IELTS with a minimum score of 7 in each component with an overall band score of no less than 7. IELTS scores will be considered valid for 2 years from the date taken.

English Language Proficiency Requirements for graduates of Quebec Medical Schools or the University of Ottawa:

Please note that candidates who attended medical school in Quebec of the University of Ottawa where the language of instruction or the primary language of patient care was not English, must fulfill the English Language Proficiency requirements of the College of Physicians of Surgeons of BC through the following.

  1. Academic IELTS with a minimum score of 7 in each component with an overall band score of no less than 7. IELTS scores will be considered valid for 2 years from the date taken.

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