Updated November 1, 2023
2024 Cycle Information
Criteria applicable for all medical graduates; for specific information, please see tabs.
CRITERIA APPLICABLE TO ALL MEDICAL GRADUATES
|GENERAL INFORMATION||Please be aware that as part of Dalhousie’s commitment to providing the right number, mix, and distribution of physicians to meet regional needs, residents matched to Dalhousie programs based primarily in Halifax will be expected to complete approximately 10% of their rotations outside the Central zone.|
|LICENSING BODY||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.|
|MATCH STREAMS||The first iteration of the CaRMS match will include three streams.
Dalhousie residency positions in the IMG stream will require a Return of Service (ROS) commitment. Individuals who match in a ROS stream are required to sign a return of service contract prior to starting their residency with the agency sponsoring the position.
Unfilled CMG positions from this first iteration will be open to all candidates including graduates of Canadian Medical Schools and GNLCAMS who fulfill the eligibility criteria in the second iteration. IMG positions that go unmatched in the first iteration are not eligible for CMGs to apply in the second iteration. Unfilled CMG positions in the first iteration do not require an ROS in the second iteration.
COVID-19 vaccination is currently required for all healthcare workers in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI by public health order. As long as that order remains in effect, candidates who electively choose not to be vaccinated against COVID-19 are not eligible to work, and therefore, ineligible for training.
Any candidate who has undergone any LCME or CACMS accredited postgraduate training in any country is not eligible for the first iteration.
Applicants who have been away from medical school and whose skill have been inactive for five years or greater, at any point in time after commencing medical school, will not be considered for postgraduate training at Dalhousie University. The only acceptable experiences during this time are postgraduate training, clinical practice, clinical assisting, clinical fellowships, and training/educational experiences completed by individuals under an IMG assessment program. All other experiences will be considered as inactive time.
|CITIZENSHIP REQUIREMENTS||See the Summary of citizenship requirements.|
|PROOF OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY||See the Summary of language proficiency requirements.|
|MEDICAL COUNCIL OF CANADA EXAMS||See the Summary of MCC examination requirements.|
ADDITIONAL CRITERIA FOR CANADIAN MEDICAL GRADUATES
|RETURN OF SERVICE (ROS) REQUIREMENTS||N/A|
ADDITIONAL CRITERIA FOR INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL GRADUATES
|RETURN OF SERVICE (ROS) REQUIREMENTS||Dalhousie residency positions in the IMG stream will require a Return of Service (ROS) commitment. Individuals who match in a ROS stream are required to sign a return of service contract prior to starting their residency with the agency sponsoring the position. Successful entrance into training is dependent upon having a fully executed agreement in place.
Sponsors of the positions in the GNLCAMS (IMG) stream, are the Ministry of Health of Nova Scotia, or New Brunswick, or Prince Edward Island. GNLCAMS applying in the first iteration must be eligible to enter into a return of service agreement with the specific sponsoring bodies.
Any candidate who has an undischarged Return of Service (ROS) obligation may not be eligible to begin Ministry-funded training positions at Dalhousie. Candidates holding a pre-existing ROS obligation must disclose such obligations and provide a letter from their sponsor stating that they may participate in the match at the time of application.
Interested candidates should contact the relevant individual(s) below to discuss terms and conditions of the Return for Service in each of the jurisdictions prior to application:
Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness
New Brunswick Department of Health
Michelle Anne Duguay
Prince Edward Island Department of Health
Mary Laura Coady
|MEDICAL EDUCATION||Proof of MD 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 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.
|ADDITIONAL INFORMATION||Provincial Licensure Requirements
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. For more information on licensing eligibility, please visit the relevant provincial college.
For those accepted through the match for training who are graduates of non-LCME or CACMS-accredited medical schools, please note that the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia requires proof, as part of their completed license application, that verification through the Medical Council of Canada’s Physicians Apply has been initiated. This portal will allow the applicant to share their credentials with the College.