Find Your Perfect Match

Via the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) , Canadian Citizens and Canadian Permanent Residents can match to core specialty (direct entry) and subspecialty residency training.

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Physicians in practice in Canada may discern they wish to change their scope of practice to an entirely different area of medicine which requires retraining. A small number of residency positions are allocated annually for this purpose, though not all programs are available every year. The PGME Office has a formal process for application via the re-entry route. Please note that physicians sponsored by Canada’s Department of National Defense (DND) for retraining also follow this entry route.

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Other Entry Routes

A number of our accredited residency programs are not available via the CaRMS match and therefore follow non-standardized entry routes. These programs include: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Forensic Pathology, Clinician Investigator Program, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Pediatric Radiology, and the accelerated residency in Nuclear Medicine. Additionally, some Family Medicine Enhanced Skills programs have a non-CaRMS entry route.

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Sponsored International Trainees

International Medical Graduates (IMGs) without Canadian Citizenship or Canadian Permanent Residency who wish to undertake subspecialty residency training in Alberta must be officially sponsored by a sponsoring agency from their country of origin. Acceptable funding sources are strictly limited to government agencies. Private or personal funds are neither acceptable nor permissible. Sponsoring agencies have formal agreements with the University of Alberta that provide clear, written arrangements for training.

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