Updated October 4, 2022

University of Manitoba

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 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 R-1 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.

COVID-19

All matched applications must comply with the University of Manitoba and Shared Health COVID 19 Safety Vaccination requirements.

https://umanitoba.ca/coronavirus

https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/providers/

CMGs/USMGs

Graduates of LCME/CACMS accredited schools who are Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents are eligible for the R-1 match.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR USMGs – The CPSM establishes categories of registration and eligibility criteria for licensure after residency and CFPC/RCPSC certification. CPSM categories of registration and eligibility criteria can be reviewed at: https://cpsm.mb.ca/registration

IMGs

All IMG candidates accepted to residency programs are required to complete the mandatory two-week orientation program in June. Eligible learners in Doctors of Osteopathy programs may apply to the IMG stream for the upcoming CaRMS match cycle

Postgraduate Essential Skills and Abilities

Those candidates applying for residency must meet the essential skills and abilities associated with the Residency Program. The PGME Essential Skills and Abilities (Technical Standards) for Admission, Promotion or Graduation in the PGME Program, and Accommodation Policy outlines the required skills and technical standards that all candidates for admissions, promotion or graduation in the PGME Programs must meet to successfully achieve the required competencies necessary to practice their area of medicine in Canada

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.
MATCH STREAMS The second iteration of the CaRMS match will include two parallel streams

  • Canadian Medical Graduates (CMG) Stream and
  • International Medical Graduate (IMG) Stream

each having designated positions.  Some programs with CMG Stream and IMG Stream positions unfilled after the first iteration will be blended into a single stream for the second iteration.

Candidates will need to review the program requirements to see if the program is a blended or non-blended stream for second iteration.

Residents in current PG positions can access the second iteration as a way of changing programs or specialties.

  • CMG Residents can only apply to unfilled CMG positions.
  • IMG Residents can only apply for unfilled IMG positions.

Please review the AFMC National Transfer Guidelines and the PGME Alternate Route of Entry to Residency Policy for more information.

RESTRICTIONS Previous Postgraduate Medical Education

International Medical Graduates with non-creditable postgraduate training are eligible for the first and second iteration.

CITIZENSHIP REQUIREMENTS
Accepted Citizenship types
Canadian citizen
Canadian permanent resident
Accepted Citizenship documents
Canadian Birth Certificate or Act of Birth
Canadian Citizenship Card (both sides of card)
Passport page showing Canadian Citizenship
Canadian Permanent Resident Card (both sides of card)
Certificate of Canadian Citizenship
Confirmation of Permanent Residence in Canada
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 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 English is the language of study at the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba. All applicants whose first language is not English must submit proof of English language proficiency to CaRMS by the file review opening date.

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 with an overall band score of no less than 7 in the same sitting.

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

  • 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 in the same sitting 

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

  • 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 in the same sitting 

CMG/USMG

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

MEDICAL COUNCIL OF CANADA EXAMS If not completed prior to the start of residency, the MCCQE Part I is required to be completed during residency in order to obtain full registration from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba.
OTHER ASSESSMENTS Casper

  • Acceptable assessment date range: Current year
  • Minimum score: N/A

Please refer to the Altus website to confirm the test dates.

CASPer test results are valid for one year. Applicants who have taken the test in previous years will therefore be expected to re-take it. Applicants who took the test in the 1st iteration of the 2023 R-1 match are not eligible to rewrite the test in 2nd iteration.

RETURN OF SERVICE (ROS) REQUIREMENTS Applicants matched to the Dermatology residency training program are required to sign a five (5) year return of service agreement.
MEDICAL EDUCATION See program descriptions for medical education requirements
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION All candidates accepted to all residency programs must attend the mandatory PGME orientation day on June 29, 2023

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: minimum score of 7 in each component with an overall band score of no less than 7 in the same sitting.

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

  • 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 in the same sitting 

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

  • 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 in the same sitting 

Successfully completed English language proficiency tests do not have a statute of limitations.

Candidates are exempted from English language proficiency testing under the following circumstances if their undergraduate medical education was taken in English in one of the below countries that have English as a first and native language:

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 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

NAC Examination

  • Date/milestone assessment submission required: File review opening
  • Requirement: Mandatory
PROVINCIAL ASSESSMENT  N/A
OTHER ASSESSMENTS Casper

  • Acceptable assessment date range: Current year
  • Minimum score: N/A

Please refer to the Altus website to confirm the test dates.

CASPer test results are valid for one year. Applicants who have taken the test in previous years will therefore be expected to re-take it. Applicants who took the test in the 1st iteration of the 2023 R-1 match are not eligible to rewrite the test in 2nd iteration.

RETURN OF SERVICE (ROS) REQUIREMENTS

 

All IMGs will be required to sign a return of service contract with Manitoba Health, in the specialty (including Family Medicine) in which they have completed residency training. The ROS commitment is commensurate with the length of the training program.

All IMGs entering a training program already holding a return of service obligation must disclose this obligation at the time of application. IMGs who have an undischarged return of service obligation may not be eligible to begin training in a position funded by Manitoba Health.

Such individuals may wish to contact Shared Health at pmao-residents@sharedhealthmb.ca for more information.

MEDICAL EDUCATION 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 2023. 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, 2023.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Additional document information for IMGs

All IMGs need to have their documents verified through physiciansapply.ca
This process can take several weeks/months to complete. Individuals are advised to visit physiciansapply.ca at the point of application.

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