Updated July 5, 2023

University of Manitoba

2024 Cycle Information

Criteria applicable for all medical graduates; for specific information, please see tabs.

Please note that the criteria on this page is from the 2024 match. Updated 2025 provincial criteria will be posted on this page in the upcoming months, once it has been reviewed by the province.

CRITERIA APPLICABLE TO ALL MEDICAL GRADUATES

GENERAL INFORMATION The University of Manitoba Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine, and Manitoba Health have agreed to the following policies for the MSM match. It is important to note that individual programs may have specific criteria that are used to review applications. Applicants are responsible for reviewing program specific criteria, as well as the provincial criteria listed below, to ensure they meet all required eligibility criteria.

All matched applicants must be eligible for and maintain registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba (CPSM) on the educational register. Any delays in providing all required documentation to CPSM may result in a delay in the issuance of a certificate of registration and a delay in the start of postgraduate training.

LICENSING BODY All residents must meet the licensing criteria for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba (CPSM) for postgraduate education. See the CPSM website for information.
SOURCE OF FUNDING Funding for Residency positions is provided by Manitoba Health
TRAINING LEVEL ELIGIBILITY Subspecialty: Medicine Subspecialties

Training level: Current Resident

Eligibility Details:

  • Current residents who are enrolled in a Royal College Internal Medicine programs who will be completing PGY3 training in Core Internal Medicine on or before December 31, 2024. PGY3 residents with completion dates between July 1 and December 31, 2024 must declare their completion date on the application form and request a late start.
  • International Medical Graduates (IMGs) are eligible to apply if currently enrolled in Core Internal Medicine residency programs in Canadian medical schools. (see language requirement)

Subspecialty: Critical Care Medicine

Training level: Current Resident

Eligibility Details: Current residents who are enrolled in one of the approved Royal College programs below and will be completing training on or before December 31, 2024.  Residents with completion dates between July 1 and December 31, 2024, must declare their completion date on the application form and request a late start.

  • Internal Medicine, and its subspecialties
  • General Surgery
  • Anesthesia
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Cardiac Surgery

Subspecialty: Palliative Medicine​

Training level: Current Resident

Eligibility Details:

  • Royal College Certification in Internal Medicine, Anesthesiology, or Neurology, or enrolment in a Royal College accredited residency program in these disciplines.
  • Entry from other specialties may occur but must follow completion of the primary specialty training and must include the prerequisites of: Twelve (12) months of clinical medicine-based rotations with a minimum of six (6) months at a PGY2 or higher level designed to allow achievement of competencies in the consultation and care of complex medical patients, interprofessional care, and effective communication skills.
  • All candidates must be certified in their primary specialty in order to be eligible to write the Royal College certification examination in adult Palliative Medicine.
RESTRICTIONS  The medicine subspecialty match cannot be used for transfers or re-entry.

Sponsored Residents (Foreign Governments) or Trainees on work permits must apply directly through the school’s PGME office for subspecialty training. These positions are supernumerary and not part of the CaRMS Medicine Subspecialty Match process.

MATCH STREAMS N/A
CITIZENSHIP REQUIREMENTS
Accepted Citizen types 
Canadian citizen
Canadian permanent resident
Accepted Citizenship Documents
Canadian Birth Certificate or Act of Birth
Certificate of Canadian Citizenship
Confirmation of Permanent Residence in Canada
Passport page showing Canadian Citizenship
Canadian Citizenship Card (both sides of card)
Canadian Permanent Resident Card (both sides of card)
Deadline for providing Citizenship documents
File review opening

Notarized/certified photocopied proof of citizenship must be provided. Photocopies are accepted but citizenship documents other than what is listed above are not accepted.

CaRMS is partnering with third-party organizations to automate the verification of citizenship/legal status required by postgraduate offices for entry into residency. Third-party verification simplifies the process for applicants and programs. All applicants who do not receive third-party citizenship verification will be required to upload and assign an acceptable proof of citizenship document. Please see additional information here.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR CANADIAN MEDICAL GRADUATE REQUIREMENTS

A Canadian Medical Graduate (CMG) or U.S. Allopathic Medical Graduate (USMG) is an individual who received their medical degree from a medical school accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) or the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).

PROOF OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY Language Assessment Document Accepted: IELTS Academic

  • Document validity (not expired) by: Must be valid up to the Assignment of applications and documents deadline
  • Minimum score: minimum score of 7 in each component
  • Results available and submitted to programs by: The assignment of applications and documents deadline​

Language Assessment Document Accepted: Occupational English Test (OET) Medicine – on a computer at a test venue​

  • Document validity (not expired) by: Must be valid up to the Assignment of applications and documents deadline
  • Minimum score: minimum grade of B in each of the four subsets
  • Results available and submitted to programs by: The assignment of applications and documents deadline​

Language Assessment Document Accepted: Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) – General

  • Document validity (not expired) by: Must be valid up to the Assignment of applications and documents deadline
  • Minimum score: minimum score of 9 in each of the four skills
  • Results available and submitted to programs by: The assignment of applications and documents deadline​

CMG/USMG

If you graduated from an English medical school in Canada or the United States, you are exempt from providing proof of language proficiency.

Candidates who attended medical school in Canada or the United States where the language of instruction or the primary language of patient care was not English, must fulfill the English Language Proficiency requirements.

Candidates are exempted from English language proficiency testing under the following circumstances:

  • the language of instruction and patient care throughout the entire undergraduate medical education curriculum was in English. A letter of attestation directly from the Dean of the candidate’s medical school confirming that the majority of the language of instruction and patient care was conducted in English is required.

For example, evidence could be provided to support the following:

  • taken in their totality, the majority (>50%) of the applicant’s undergraduate and/or postgraduate medical education was in English;

taken in its totality, the majority (>50%) of patient care provided by the applicant was in English

MEDICAL COUNCIL OF CANADA EXAMS MCCQE Part I

  • Requirement: Mandatory with exceptions
  • Date/milestone assessment submission required: File review opening

Applicants training in Core Internal Medicine in Canada must have passed the MCCQE Part 1.

Applicants training in Core Internal Medicine outside of Canada are eligible to apply for the Medicine Subspecialty Match if the following criteria have been met:

  • They have passed the MCCQE Part 1 (or USMLE Step 1 and Step 2);
  • They provide proof of successful results from the examinations listed in Medical Council of Canada Exam section; and

They have had their training assessed by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

RETURN OF SERVICE (ROS) REQUIREMENTS All applicants with a return of service agreement must attach a copy of that agreement to their applications.  The printed agreement must indicate that subspecialty training in a province different from the one to which return of service is required is acceptable.
MEDICAL EDUCATION Applicants must have MD or equivalent.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION  All candidates accepted to all residency programs must attend the mandatory PGME orientation day on Thursday, June 27, 2024.

ADDITIONAL CRITERIA FOR INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL GRADUATES

An International Medical Graduate (IMG) is an individual who received their medical degree from a medical school that listed with the World Directory of Medical Schools (World Directory) published by the Foundation for the Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) and the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME).

A U.S. Osteopathic Medical Graduate (USMG- Osteo) is an individual who received their medical degree from an accredited Osteopathic medical school.

PROOF OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY Language Assessment Document Accepted: IELTS Academic

  • Document validity (not expired) by: Must be valid up to the assignment of applications and documents deadline
  • Minimum score: minimum score of 7 in each component
  • Results available and submitted to programs by: The assignment of applications and documents deadline​

Language Assessment Document Accepted: Occupational English Test (OET) Medicine – on a computer at a test venue​

  • Document validity (not expired) by: Must be valid up to the assignment of applications and documents deadline
  • Minimum score: with a minimum grade of B in each of the four subsets
  • Results available and submitted to programs by: The assignment of applications and documents deadline​

Language Assessment Document Accepted: Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) – General

  • Document validity (not expired) by: Must be valid up to the assignment of applications and documents deadline
  • Minimum score: with a minimum score of 9 in each of the four skills
  • Results available and submitted to programs by: The assignment of applications and documents deadline​

Candidates are exempted from English language proficiency testing under the following circumstances:

  • the language of instruction and patient care throughout the entire undergraduate medical education curriculum was in English. A letter of attestation directly from the Dean of the candidate’s medical school confirming that the majority of the language of instruction and patient care was conducted in English is required.
  • their undergraduate medical education was taken in English in one of the following countries that have English as a first and native language:

List of countries that have English as a first and nativelanguage Australia, Bahamas, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America, US Virgin Islands – Caribbean Islands: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Grenadines, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Trinidad and Tobago

For example, evidence could be provided to support the following:

  • taken in their totality, the majority (>50%) of the applicant’s undergraduate and/or postgraduate medical education was in English;\

taken in its totality, the majority (>50%) of patient care provided by the applicant was in English.

MEDICAL COUNCIL OF CANADA EXAMS MCCQE Part I

  • Requirement: Mandatory with exceptions
  • Date/milestone assessment submission required: File review opening

Applicants who are training in Core Internal Medicine in Canada must have passed the MCCQE Part 1 or USMLE Step 1 and Step 2.

Applicants who are training in Internal Medicine in the United States are eligible to apply for the Medicine Subspecialty Match if the following criteria have been met:

  • They have passed the MCCQE Part 1 (USMLE Step 1 and Step 2);
  • They provide proof of successful results from the examinations listed in Medical Council of Canada Exam section; and

They have had their training assessed by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

RETURN OF SERVICE (ROS) REQUIREMENTS All applicants with a return of service agreement must attach a copy of that agreement to their applications.  The printed agreement must indicate that subspecialty training in a province different from the one to which return of service is required is acceptable.
MEDICAL EDUCATION International applicants are required to provide evidence that their medical education was from a recognized school in the World Directory of Medical Schools
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

Pre-Residency Orientation Programs

To help ensure a smooth transition to residency, all IMG candidates accepted to residency programs are required to complete the mandatory two week orientation program in June 2024. Further information about the mandatory IMG Orientation can be found on the University of Manitoba, International Medical Graduates-Orientation webpage.

All candidates accepted to all residency programs must attend the mandatory PGME orientation day on Thursday, June 27, 2024.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO ALL MEDICAL GRADUATES
Criteria found in the first iteration of the MSM match equally applies to the second iteration.

Residents completing a PGY4 year in Core Internal Medicine are eligible to apply in the second iteration provided they remain registered in an accredited Internal Medicine program for the full length of the PGY4 year.

CRITERIA APPLICABLE TO ALL MEDICAL GRADUATES

GENERAL INFORMATION The University of Manitoba Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine, and Manitoba Health have agreed to the following policies for the MSM match. It is important to note that individual programs may have specific criteria that are used to review applications. Applicants are responsible for reviewing program-specific criteria, as well as the provincial criteria listed below, to ensure they meet all required eligibility criteria.

All matched applicants must be eligible for and maintain registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba (CPSM) on the educational register. Any delays in providing all required documentation to CPSM may result in a delay in the issuance of a certificate of registration and a delay in the start of postgraduate training.

Eligibility

Applicants must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada at the time of application to be eligible (proof must be provided in order to ensure eligibility).

Applicants who have graduated from a Canadian medical school must have passed the MCCQE Part 1.

Canadian Medical School graduates having Canadian citizenship or Permanent Resident status who are training in Internal Medicine in the United States are eligible to apply for the Medicine Subspecialty Match if the following criteria have been met:

  1. They have passed the MCCQE Part 1 (or USMLE I, II)
  2. They provide proof of successful results from the examinations listed in (a)
  3. They have had their training assessed by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

All applicants with a return of service agreement must attach a copy of that agreement to their applications.  The printed agreement must indicate that subspecialty training in a province different from the one to which return of service is required is acceptable.

LICENSING BODY All residents must meet the licensing criteria for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba (CPSM) for postgraduate education. See the CPSM website for information.
SOURCE OF FUNDING Funding for Residency positions is provided by Manitoba Health
TRAINING LEVEL ELIGIBILITY Subspecialty: Critical Care Medicine

Training level: Current Resident

  • Eligibility Details: Applications to Critical Care Medicine will be considered from the following:
  1. Candidates who have completed, or will have completed in the 12 months following application, training in the following Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) programs:
      • Internal Medicine, and its subspecialties
      • General Surgery
      • Anesthesia
      • Emergency Medicine
      • Cardiac Surgery
  1. Candidates who have completed training, or will have completed training within 12 months following application, in other disciplines recognized by the RCPSC in addition to those listed above in #1, provided that their prior RCPSC training has been reviewed and approved by the RCPSC Adult Critical Care Medicine Specialty Committee and RCPSC Credentials Committee.

Subspecialty: Medicine Subspecialties

Training level: Current Resident

  • Eligibility Details: Residents at PGY-3 level are eligible for the Medicine Subspecialty Match
RESTRICTIONS 
  1. Please see above regarding training level eligibility and general information and licencing body.
  2. “Off-cycle” applicants by greater than six months will be considered for the subsequent Medicine Subspecialty Match.
  3. Residents in Medicine subspecialty training are ineligible to switch subspecialty programs using the Medicine Subspecialty Match (i.e. the Medicine Subspecialty Match cannot be used for program transfer)
  4. Residents in their PGY4 year (anywhere), or who are currently in a subspecialty training program, or who have previously completed a subspecialty training program, are not eligible for Manitoba Health funded positions in the first iteration
MATCH STREAMS Please see above under Critical Care
CITIZENSHIP REQUIREMENTS
Accepted Citizen types 
Canadian citizen
Canadian permanent resident
Accepted Citizenship Documents
Canadian Citizenship Card (both sides of card)
Canadian Birth Certificate or Act of Birth
Passport page showing Canadian Citizenship
Canadian Permanent Resident Card (both sides of card)
 Certificate of Canadian Citizenship
Deadline for providing Citizenship documents
File review opening

Notarized/certified photocopied proof of citizenship must be provided. Photocopies are accepted but citizenship documents other than what is listed above are not accepted.

SECOND ITERATION

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO ALL MEDICAL GRADUATES
N/A

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR CANADIAN MEDICAL GRADUATE REQUIREMENTS

A Canadian Medical Graduate (CMG) or U.S. Allopathic Medical Graduate (USMG) is an individual who received their medical degree from a medical school accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) or the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).

PROOF OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY Language Assessment Document Accepted: IELTS Academic

  • Document validity (not expired) by: Must be valid up to the Assignment of applications and documents deadline
  • Minimum score: 7 in each component with an overall band score of no less than 7 in the same sitting

The IELTS indicator will be accepted.

CMG/USMG

  • If you graduated from an English medical school in Canada or the US, you are exempt from providing proof of language proficiency.
  • Candidates who attended medical school in Canada or the United States where the language of instruction or the primary language of patient care was not English, must fulfill the English Language Proficiency requirements.
  • Candidates are exempted from English language proficiency testing under the following circumstances:
  • the language of instruction and patient care throughout the entire undergraduate medical education curriculum was in English. A letter of attestation mailed directly from the Dean of the candidate’s medical school confirming that the majority of the language of instruction and patient care was conducted in English is required.
  • their undergraduate medical education was taken in English in one of the countries that have English as a first and native language (see list below)

For example, evidence could be provided to support the following:

  • taken in their totality, the majority (>50%) of the applicant’s undergraduate and/or postgraduate medical education was in English;
  • taken in its totality, the majority (>50%) of patient care provided by the applicant was in English

All other candidates must have taken the Academic Version of International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 7 in each component with an overall band score of no less than 7 in the same sitting.  IELTS scores will be considered valid for 2 years from the date taken.

List of countries that have English as a first and native language – Australia, Bahamas, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America, US Virgin Islands – Caribbean Islands: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Grenadines, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Trinidad and Tobago

Please note the following:

  • Photocopies are acceptable.
  • Language Proficiency Attestations written and/or signed by the candidate or third party will not be accepted; must be written and signed by your medical school’s Dean.

Language Proficiency results will not be accepted by fax or e-mail.

MEDICAL COUNCIL OF CANADA EXAMS MCCQE Part I

  • Date/milestone assessment submission required: File review opening
  • Requirement: Mandatory
RETURN OF SERVICE (ROS) REQUIREMENTS All applicants with a return of service agreement must attach a copy of that agreement to their applications.
MEDICAL EDUCATION Applicants must have MD or equivalent.

Applicants for Internal Medicine sub-specialty programs, including the Critical Care Competitive Stream (see Critical Care Program Description), must be currently enrolled in a recognized Internal Medicine Residency Program.

Applicants to the Critical Care Parallel Stream may be enrolled in certain non-Internal Medicine training programs such as Emergency Medicine, Surgery, Anesthesia (see Critical Care Program Description).

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION  All candidates accepted to all residency programs must attend the mandatory PGME orientation day on June 29, 2022.

ADDITIONAL CRITERIA FOR INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL GRADUATES

An  International Medical Graduate (IMG) is an individual who received their medical degree from a medical school that is listed with the World Directory of Medical Schools (World Directory) published by the Foundation for the Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) and the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME).

A U.S. Osteopathic Medical Graduate (USMG- Osteo) is an individual who received their medical degree from an accredited Osteopathic medical school.

PROOF OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY Language Assessment Document Accepted: IELTS Academic

  • Document validity (not expired) by: Must be valid up to the Assignment of applications and documents deadline
  • Minimum score: 7 in each component with an overall band score of no less than 7 in the same sitting

The IELTS indicator will be accepted.

Candidates are exempted from English language proficiency testing under the following circumstances:

  • the language of instruction and patient care throughout the entire undergraduate medical education curriculum was in English. A letter of attestation mailed directly from the Dean of the candidate’s medical school confirming that the majority of the language of instruction and patient care was conducted in English is required.
  • their undergraduate medical education was taken in English in one of the countries that have English as a first and native language (see list below)

For example, evidence could be provided to support the following:

  • taken in their totality, the majority (>50%) of the applicant’s undergraduate and/or postgraduate medical education was in English;
  • taken in its totality, the majority (>50%) of patient care provided by the applicant was in English

All other candidates must have taken the Academic Version of International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 7 in each component with an overall band score of no less than 7 in the same sitting.  IELTS scores will be considered valid for 2 years from the date taken.

List of countries that have English as a first and native language – Australia, Bahamas, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America, US Virgin Islands – Caribbean Islands: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Grenadines, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Trinidad and Tobago

Please note the following:

  • Photocopies are acceptable.
  • Language Proficiency Attestations written and/or signed by the candidate or third party will not be accepted; must be written and signed by your medical school’s Dean.
  • Language Proficiency results will not be accepted by fax or e-mail.
MEDICAL COUNCIL OF CANADA EXAMS MCCQE Part I

  • Date/milestone assessment submission required: File review opening
  • Requirement: Mandatory

IMG candidates having Canadian Citizenship or permanent residents’ status who are training in Internal Medicine in the United States are eligible to apply for the Medicine Subspecialty Match if the following criteria have been met:

  1. They have passed the MCCQE Part 1 (or USMLE I, II)
  2. They provide proof of successful results from the examinations listed in (1)
  3. They have had their training assessed by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
RETURN OF SERVICE (ROS) REQUIREMENTS All applicants with a return of service agreement must attach a copy of that agreement to their applications.  The printed agreement must indicate that subspecialty training in a province different from the one to which return of service is required is acceptable.
MEDICAL EDUCATION International applicants are required to provide evidence that their medical education was from a recognized school in the World Directory of Medical Schools
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

Pre-Residency Orientation Programs

To help ensure a smooth transition to residency, all IMG candidates accepted to residency programs are required to complete the mandatory two week orientation program in June 2022. Further information about the mandatory IMG Orientation can be found on the University of Manitoba, International Medical Graduates-Orientation webpage.

All candidates accepted to all residency programs must attend the mandatory PGME orientation day on June 29, 2022.

Start typing and press Enter to search

Our website uses cookies to enhance your online experience and to analyze website traffic. By clicking “Accept,“ you agree to our website’s cookie use as described in our Online Services Policy.

Accept
This site is registered on wpml.org as a development site. Switch to a production site key to remove this banner.