OTTAWA, April 10, 2019 – 3,294 graduating students and physicians matched to residency training programs in Canada in this year’s R-1 Main Residency Match (R-1 match), the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) announced today. The R-1 match, managed by CaRMS, is an integral step in the career progression of physicians in the Canadian healthcare system.

A total of 2,881 Canadian medical graduates (CMGs) were matched to residency programs. The number of unmatched current year CMGs after the second iteration of the match declined from last year, to 31 (1.1 per cent) from 69 (2.4 per cent) in the 2018 R-1 match.

Additionally, 391 international medical graduates and 22 United States medical graduates matched to residency positions this year.

There were 3,346 positions in the match, 98.4 per cent of which were filled. At the end of the match 52 residency positions were unfilled, 33 of which were in Family Medicine.

High-level match outcome data is now publicly available on carms.ca. Detailed match data and analysis of multi-year trends will be presented at the annual CaRMS Forum at the Canadian Conference on Medical Education (CCME) and will publicly available on carms.ca on April 12, 2019.

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