Last updated November 20, 2018

Université Laval

Université de Sherbrooke

Université de Montréal

McGill University

2018 Cycle Information

Applying to a Quebec Faculty of Medicine

R-1 Admission to residency training programs in Québec via CaRMS is limited to graduates of accredited medical schools in Canada and the United States of America and International medical graduates who complete the equivalence process of the Collège des médecins du Québec. These graduates must be Canadian citizen or permanent residents and must not have undertaken previous medical postgraduate training in Canada or the USA. International medical graduates must also prove that they are « Quebec residents », as defined by the Quebec ministry of Education (ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur).

Previous Year Graduates

In Quebec, only previous year graduates who have never undertaken postgraduate training in Canada or the United States can be considered via CaRMS.

US graduates

An American medical graduate seeking postgraduate training in Québec who is an American Citizen and not a dual citizen (Canada/USA), must apply under a special quota called the “contingent particulier”. Candidates must apply outside the CaRMS match, directly to the school of their choice.

Graduates of a United States osteopathic school accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation are also eligible under the above criteria.

Visa students

Out of province Visa Students are not eligible to apply to Quebec programs, due to provincial regulations. Quebec MD Visa Students are eligible to apply to Quebec programs.

International medical graduates

International medical school graduates who have not been granted equivalence of their MD from the Collège des médecins du Québec and who wish to obtain information on the practice of medicine in Québec, as well as the possibility of completing residency in Québec, should contact the provincial licensing body for information on the evaluation process. Please contact the CMQ directly for information (see below):

Collège des médecins du Québec
2170, boul. René-Lévesque ouest
Montréal, Québec
H3H 2T8
(514) 933-4441 or 1-888-633-3246

or on their web site at:

International medical graduates who are eligible for applying to Québec programs, will be required to provide the letter from la Conférence des vice-doyens aux études médicales postdoctorales des facultés de médecine du Québec (CVDFM) to confirm their status. Candidates eligible for the «contingent particulier» shall apply directly to the school of their choice.

International Medical Graduates who complete the equivalence process of the Collège des médecins du Québec can be considered via the First Iteration of the CaRMS Match provided they complete the application process before the deadline (November 21, 2017 at noon for admission in 2018).

Participation to the second iteration

PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP must be submitted with each application.

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