Updated September 13, 2022

University of Alberta
University of Calgary

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 Current residents in a Royal College PGY3 or PGY4 Core Pediatrics residency programs are eligible for the match.

Please be aware that Alberta Health Services (AHS) determines immunization requirements for all healthcare workers who provide services on AHS, Alberta Precision Laboratories, Covenant Health, Carewest, and CaptialCare property. This applies to resident physicians. Resident physicians matched to any University of Alberta or University of Calgary residency program must ensure they are able to comply with the AHS policy to start training July 1, 2023. Immunization requirements are subject to change as per AHS policy. Click here for more information on the AHS Covid-19 Immunization Policy.

LICENSING BODY College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta
SOURCE OF FUNDING Alberta Health
TRAINING LEVEL ELIGIBILITY PGY3 or PGY4 Canadian/US medical graduates currently enrolled in Core Pediatrics residency programs in Canadian or ACGME Accredited US medical schools are eligible to apply.

PGY3 or PGY4 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.

Subspecialty: Pediatrics subspecialties

  • Training level: Current resident
  • Eligibility details:
    • PGY3 Residents (completing PGY3 June 30, 2023) in Core Pediatrics are eligible for the match.
      • Residents who complete their PGY3 year between July 1 and December 31, 2023, are also eligible but must declare their completion date on the application form and request a late start.
    • PGY4 Residents (completing PGY4 June 30, 2023) in Core Pediatrics are eligible for the match.
      • Residents who complete their PGY4 year between July 1 and December 31, 2023, are also eligible but must declare their completion date on the application form and request a late start.

Subspecialty: Pediatrics subspecialties

  • Training level: Licensed Physicians (including restricted licenses)
  • Eligibility details:
    • Applicants must be eligible for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. CPSA Eligibility Requirements
    • Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited Core Pediatrics residency program in a Canadian or ACGME-accredited American university.
RESTRICTIONS

 

  • PGY3 residents who are off cycle by more than 6-months (with start date after December 31) are not eligible.
  • Re-entry applicants to subspecialty training are not eligible.
  • Trainees currently enrolled in subspecialty Pediatrics training or any training beyond the General Pediatrics PGY4 level are not eligible to apply through CaRMS but may be eligible to apply for re-entry.
  • This match cannot be used for program transfer.
  • Individuals pursuing residency training in the US and who have an MD from a non LCME accredited school are NOT eligible to apply.
  • PGY3/PGY4 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.
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)
Confirmation of Permanent Residence in Canada
Certificate of Canadian Citizenship
Passport page showing Canadian citizenship
Deadline for providing Citizenship documents
File review opening

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 Language assessment document accepted: IELTS Academic

  • Document validity (not expired) by: Must be valid up to July 1, 2023
  • Minimum score: 7.0

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

  • Document validity (not expired) by: Must be valid up to July 1, 2023
  • Minimum score: achieving a minimum grade of B in each component in a single test

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

  • Document validity (not expired) by: Must be valid up to July 1, 2023
  • Minimum score: achieving a minimum score of 9 in each component in a single test.

Applicants from French language schools must meet the English Language Proficiency – College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta | CPSA

MEDICAL COUNCIL OF CANADA EXAMS Examination: MCCQE Part I

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

Examination: Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC)

  • Date/milestone assessment submission required: File review opening
  • Requirement: Optional

MCCQE Pt 1: Applicants who have trained in the United States must provide proof of passing the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Exam (MCCQE) Part 1 at the time of application.

LMCC: The Medical Council of Canada (MCC) ceased delivery of the MCCQE Part II in May 2021 (https://mcc.ca/news/mcc-ceases-delivery-of-the-mccqe-part-ii/). LMCC requirement is program-specific and identified in the program description.

RETURN OF SERVICE (ROS) REQUIREMENTS N/A
MEDICAL EDUCATION 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 2023 must apply before April 30, 2022.

https://www.royalcollege.ca/rcsite/credentials-exams/assessment-canadian-us-e

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

https://www.royalcollege.ca/rcsite/credentials-exams/assessment-canadian-us-e

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION  N/A

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 Language assessment document accepted: IELTS Academic

  • Document validity (not expired) by: Must be valid up to July 1, 2023
  • Minimum score: 7.0

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

  • Document validity (not expired) by: Must be valid up to July 1, 2023
  • Minimum score: achieving a minimum grade of B in each component in a single test

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

  • Document validity (not expired) by: Must be valid up to July 1, 2023
  • Minimum score: achieving a minimum score of 9 in each component in a single test.

Must meet English Language Proficiency – College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta | CPSA language requirements.

MEDICAL COUNCIL OF CANADA EXAMS Examination: MCCQE Part I

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

Examination: Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC)

  • Date/milestone assessment submission required: File review opening
  • Requirement: Optional

MCCQE Pt 1: Applicants who have trained in the United States must provide proof of passing the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Exam (MCCQE) Part 1 at the time of application.

LMCC: The Medical Council of Canada (MCC) ceased delivery of the MCCQE Part II in May 2021 (https://mcc.ca/news/mcc-ceases-delivery-of-the-mccqe-part-ii/). LMCC requirement is program-specific and identified in the program description.

RETURN OF SERVICE (ROS) REQUIREMENTS  IMGs from other provinces must declare return of service obligations
MEDICAL EDUCATION N/A
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION N/A

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