Safety, fairness, and equity are guiding principles of the CaRMS Match. As our community works to find ways to make the world of medical education more inclusive and diverse, CaRMS is collaborating closely with learner organizations, faculties, and experts to support and inform positive change. The CaRMS self-identification questionnaire (CSIQ) for applicants participating in the R-1 Main Residency Match is part of these efforts.

The CSIQ invites R-1 applicants to share information about how they identify in several areas, with the goal of gathering diversity data that can inform the medical education community on the current state of the application, selection and matching process through an EDI lens. While completion of the CSIQ is entirely voluntary, we are hoping to gather as much data as possible. Learner organizations, faculties and other stakeholders all agree that wide participation is essential if we are to achieve our shared goal of representative, census-level diversity data to advance our understanding and guide our progress going forward.

We know this is sensitive information, and that’s why we want to assure you that applicants are in complete control over their data and how it is used. Information provided will be stored securely by CaRMS and used only to produce aggregate, anonymized intersectional datasets. Individual responses will not be shared with anyone unless an applicant chooses to do so.

About the CSIQ

The CSIQ was developed in consultation with the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion, and with feedback and support from the Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS), Fédération médicale étudiante du Québec (FMEQ), Resident Doctors of Canada (RDoC), and Fédération des médecins résidents du Québec (FMRQ), as well as postgraduate deans and undergraduate and student affairs leadership, alongside representatives from the Black Medical Students Association of Canada (BMSAC), Indigenous Medical Students Association of Canada (IMSAC), and Canadian Association of Physicians with Disabilities (CAPD).

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To find out more about the CSIQ, please consult our Help Centre articles below.

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