Updated July 14, 2022

University of British Columbia

2023 Cycle Information

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

The 2023 provincial criteria is currently under review.

Please note that the criteria on this page is from the 2022 match. Updated criteria will be posted on this page in the upcoming months, once it has been reviewed by the province.

CRITERIA FOR ALL MEDICAL GRADUATES

GENERAL INFORMATION For Entry in the 2023-24 Academic Year

The following policies apply to the 2023 Pediatric Subspecialty 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.

LICENSING BODY All matched applicants must meet the criteria for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC) for postgraduate medical education.
SOURCE OF FUNDING Ministry of Health
TRAINING LEVEL ELIGIBILITY Subspecialty: Pediatrics subspecialties

  • Training level: Current resident
  • Eligibility details
    • Candidates must have completed at least three years of RCPSC accredited training in Core Pediatrics by June 30, 2022, in order to be eligible for subspecialty training in this match.
    • Off-Cycle Residents:  Candidates who will complete their PGY3 training between July 1 and December 31, 2022, are eligible to apply.  Candidates must declare their completion date on the application form and request a late start.
    • Candidates in a core Pediatrics program or a Subspecialty Pediatrics program at the PGY4 level and higher are eligible to apply.

Subspecialty: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

  • Training level: Current resident
  • Eligibility details
    • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Program according to the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. This includes residents enrolled in Anesthesiology, Cardiac Surgery, Emergency Medicine, General Surgery and Pediatrics.

Subspecialty: Pediatric Emergency Medicine

  • Training level: Current resident
  • Eligibility details
    • Pediatric Emergency Medicine Program according to the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. This includes those residents enrolled in Emergency Medicine.

Subspecialty: Pediatrics subspecialties

  • Training level: Licensed Physicians (including restricted licenses)
  • Eligibility details
    • Licensed Physicians (including those on restricted licenses) are eligible to apply if they have Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada accredited training in Pediatrics.

Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited Core Pediatrics program in a Canadian or ACGME accredited training program. Training must be recognized by the RCPSC.

RESTRICTIONS Please be aware the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) in British Columbia has mandated that all hospital and health care employers establish, implement, and ensure compliance with a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy effective October 26, 2021. Residents matched to any University of British Columbia residency program must ensure they are able to comply with the PHO directive in order to start training on July 1, 2023.

Pediatric residents who will be completing their PGY3 training after December 31, 2023, should apply to the 2024 match.

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

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 CRITERIA FOR CANADIAN MEDICAL GRADUATES

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 July 1, 2023
  • Minimum score: 7.0 in each component. Please see here.

Language assessment document accepted: Occupational English Test (OET) -Medicine 

  • Document validity (not expired) by: Must be valid up to July 1, 2023
  • Minimum score: B in each component. Please see here.

Language assessment document accepted: Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) – General 

  • Document validity (not expired) by: Must be valid up to July 1, 2023
  • Minimum score: 9 in each component. Please see here.

The IELTS indicator examination is not accepted.

Applicants are considered to have met the English Language proficiency requirements if:

  • the language of instruction at medical school was English, and
  • the primary language of patient care was English, and/or
  • they are currently training in a Canadian/US training program that delivers training in English, and/or
  • the first and native language of the country where the physician was trained is English.

English Language Proficiency Requirements for graduates of Quebec Medical Schools:

  • Please note that candidates who attended medical school in Quebec where the language of instruction or the primary language of patient care was not English, must fulfill the English Language Proficiency requirements of the College of Physicians of Surgeons of BC through the following, and results must be submitted to CaRMS by Rank Order List deadline:
    • Academic IELTS with a minimum score of 7 in each component with an overall band score of no less than 7. IELTS scores will be considered valid for 2 years from the date taken; OR
    • Occupational English Test (OET) – Medicine. A minimum score of B in each component; OR
    • Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) – General. A minimum score of 9 in each component.

Complete details of the English Language Proficiency requirements can be found on the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC website.

All matched applicants must meet the licensing criteria for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC) for postgraduate education, including the English Language Proficiency Requirements.

MEDICAL COUNCIL OF CANADA EXAMS Examination: MCCQE Part I

  • Date/milestone assessment submission required: File review opening
  • Requirement: Mandatory
RETURN OF SERVICE (ROS) REQUIREMENTS N/A
MEDICAL EDUCATION N/A
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION N/A

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 July 1, 2023
  • Minimum score: 7.0 in each component. Please see here.

Language assessment document accepted: Occupational English Test (OET) -Medicine 

  • Document validity (not expired) by: Must be valid up to July 1, 2023
  • Minimum score: B in each component. Please see here.

Language assessment document accepted: Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) – General 

  • Document validity (not expired) by: Must be valid up to July 1, 2023
  • Minimum score: 9 in each component. Please see here.

The IELTS indicator examination is not accepted.

Applicants are considered to have met the English Language proficiency requirements if:

  1. the language of instruction at medical school was English, and
  2. the primary language of patient care was English, and/or
  3. they are currently training in a Canadian/US training program that delivers training in English, and/or
  4. the first and native language of the country where the physician was trained is English.

Complete details of the English Language Proficiency requirements can be found on the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC website.

All matched applicants must meet the licensing criteria for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC) for postgraduate education, including the English Language Proficiency Requirements.

MEDICAL COUNCIL OF CANADA EXAMS Examination: MCCQE Part I

  • Date/milestone assessment submission required: File review opening
  • Requirement: Mandatory
PROVINCIAL ASSESSMENTS N/A
RETURN OF SERVICE (ROS) REQUIREMENTS International Medical Graduates must declare any Return of Service obligations on the application and may be disqualified if their provincial obligations preclude subspecialty training.
MEDICAL EDUCATION N/A
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION N/A

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