Updated April 27, 2020

2021 R-1 Main Residency Match

The 2021 R-1 match timeline is currently under review.

The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) Resident Matching Committee (ARMC) is developing a new timeline that will see some milestones and deadlines shifted later in the year to accommodate schedule changes resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. A revised timeline will be posted once approved.

The 2021 R-1 Main Residency Match timeline will be available on April 15, 2020.

Match timelines are drafted by CaRMS and provided to the Association of Faculties of Medicine Canada Resident Matching Committee (ARMC) for consultation and approval. They are posted once approved.

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November 2020

5 November 2020 at 12:00 (noon) ET

File reviewer setup

Program directors and administrators may begin to add or remove file reviewers for their program(s) in CaRMS Online. File reviewers will receive an email from CaRMS with instructions on how to set up their account.

18 November 2020 at 12:05 ET

File review begins

All programs and file reviewers may access applications submitted to their program(s) through CaRMS Online.

Reference materials are not available for review until November 25 at noon ET to allow maximum time for letters of reference to be sent to CaRMS.

25 November 2020 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Reference materials available for review

All reference materials that applicants have assigned to programs are now available to programs and file reviewers.

January 2021

16 January 2021 - 7 February 2021

National interview period

Programs are responsible for scheduling interviews with applicants during this period.

Interviews for current-year Canadian medical school graduates from out-of-town universities are conducted during this three-week period. Interviews for international medical graduates and applicants at their own schools are coordinated separately with no specific national time period.

February 2021

18 February 2021 at 15:00 ET

PGME ROL deadline

File reviewer access to CaRMS Online ends once PGME offices approve programs’ rank order lists on this date.

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5 November 2020 at 12:00 (noon) ET

File reviewer setup

Program directors and administrators may begin to add or remove file reviewers for their program(s) in CaRMS Online. File reviewers will receive an email from CaRMS with instructions on how to set up their account.

 

18 November 2020 at 12:05 ET

File review begins

All programs and file reviewers may access applications submitted to their program(s) through CaRMS Online.

Reference materials are not available for review until November 25 at noon ET to allow maximum time for letters of reference to be sent to CaRMS.

 

25 November 2020 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Reference materials available for review

All reference materials that applicants have assigned to programs are now available to programs and file reviewers.

 

16 January 2021 – 7 February 2021

National interview period

Programs are responsible for scheduling interviews with applicants during this period.

Interviews for current-year Canadian medical school graduates from out-of-town universities are conducted during this three-week period. Interviews for international medical graduates and applicants at their own schools are coordinated separately with no specific national time period.

 

18 February 2020 at 15:00 ET

PGME ROL deadline

File reviewer access to CaRMS Online ends once PGME offices approve programs’ rank order lists on this date.

10 March 2021 at 12:00 (noon) ET

File reviewer setup

Program directors and administrators may begin to add or remove file reviewers for the second iteration in CaRMS Online. File reviewers will receive an email from CaRMS with instructions on how to set up their account.

 

18 March 2021 at 12:05 ET

File review begins

All programs and file reviewers may access all applications, including reference materials, that have been submitted to their program(s) through CaRMS Online.

Note: there is no designated interview period for the second iteration of the match.

 

31 March 2021 at 15:00 ET

PGME ROL deadline

File reviewer access to CaRMS Online ends once PGME offices approve programs’ rank order lists on this date.

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