As the 2018 match cycle gets underway, CaRMS is pleased to announce that incoming applicants will benefit from reduced fees for this year’s matches.

We have doubled the number of program applications included in the R-1 Main Residency Match participation fee, to eight from four. This means that 2018 R-1 match applicants will be able to apply to eight programs at no additional cost. Any additional programs will be subject to the regular program application fee of $30.50 each.

We have also reduced the match participation fees by 2 per cent for the 2018 R-1 match, the 2018 Medicine Subspecialty Match, the 2018 Family Medicine / Emergency Medicine Match, the 2018 R-1 Main Residency Match and the 2019 Pediatric Subspecialty Match.

As a non-profit fee-for-service organization, CaRMS is committed to providing exceptional service to our clients at the lowest possible cost. Over the course of the last four years, the average number of program applications for Canadian medical graduates in the R-1 match has grown, resulting in applicants bearing an increased cost burden. These fee changes implemented by CaRMS’ Board of Directors, which includes representation from learner groups, faculty, medical associations, educators and regulators, are intended to reduce some of this burden.

The new fee structure, which also includes a 2 per cent reduction in institutional fees, has been made possible by new operating efficiencies we have introduced over the past year, and we hope it will help to reduce some of the financial pressures associated with the match process.

If you have any questions regarding these changes to CaRMS’ fees, please feel free to contact us at

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