The Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) is a national, independent and not-for-profit organization intended to assist medical students interested in pursuing residency training in Canada, with their applications to Canadian medical residency programs. After the completion of a medical degree, medical students apply through the CaRMS service to a variety of medical specialties. There are two main tracks available for medical applications.
For Canadian Medical Graduates (CMGs) and American Allopathic Medical Graduates, applying to CaRMS, you enter the “CMG” CaRMS stream, which enables you to be eligible for all CMG residency positions. International Medical Graduates (IMGs) and American Osteopathic Medical Graduates, you enter the “IMG” CaRMS stream, which enables you to be eligible for all IMG residency positions. There is approximately a 1:10 ratio towards IMG:CMG residency positions depending on the medical specialty within Canada.
At MedApplications, our CaRMS medical team comprises of physicians who have been successful in achieving CaRMS Canadian residency positions in the most challenging of medical subspecialties. Our physicians proudly represent: Radiology, Dermatology, Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Vascular Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Urology, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry and General Surgery. May of our physicians have gone on to complete post-graduate fellowships, including, Critical Care, Trauma, diverse Surgical Fellowships and various Internal Medicine Subspecialties (Cardiology, Gastroenterology and Respirology). Our specialized approach to your CaRMS application allows our physicians to give you insight into what CaRMS program directors and CaRMS committees are looking for.
The CaRMS application is the single most important aspect of your CaRMS candidate profile. For many applications, the CaRMS application is the deciding factors of whether they will be successful in attaining a Canadian residency position. The CaRMS interview is a candidate’s only chance at showcasing their strengths and passion for their subspecialty of choice in front of the CaRMS review panel. Unlike medical school interviews, the CaRMS interview emphasizes life experience, career goals and suitability for the specific medical specialty.