The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) and the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) are pleased to announce agreement on a new resident match service contract which comes into effect today.

“This new contract introduces enhanced clarity, while affirming the core principles of Canada’s residency match process, including CaRMS’ continuing role as an independent provider of a fair, objective and transparent application and matching service,” states CaRMS CEO John Gallinger.

Dr. Michael J. Strong, Chair of the AFMC Board says, “This contract will enable a more defined process, with clearer responsibilities, and greater accountability. It will also lead to a better understanding of the medical education environment in Canada and help us improve the residency match process in the future.”

“We sincerely thank our faculty clients as well as our four learner organization partners for their valuable input during this process. We look forward to continue working with all stakeholders and the AFMC.” says Dr. Janice Willett, Chair of the CaRMS Board.

“As the representative of our 17 Faculties of Medicine of Canada, the AFMC will be working closely with CaRMS to ensure that, moving forward, our learners and faculties will be better served by this new arrangement,” declares Dr. Geneviève Moineau, President and CEO of AFMC.

Implementation of the new terms will begin immediately and be effective for the 2019 match cycle.

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