With the 2020 R-1 match now complete, we are pleased to share some high-level aggregate data regarding the outcomes of this year’s match:

The Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) announced today that 3,341 graduating students and physicians matched to residency training programs in Canada in the 2020 R-1 Main Residency Match (R-1 match). The R-1 match is an integral step in the career progression of physicians in the Canadian healthcare system.

A total of 2,895 Canadian medical graduates (CMGs) were matched to residency programs. The number of unmatched current year CMGs after the second iteration of the match declined from last year, to 25 (0.9 per cent) from 31 (1.1 per cent) in the 2019 R-1 match.

Additionally, 418 international medical graduates and 28 United States medical graduates matched to residency positions this year.

There were 3,397 positions in the match, 98.4 per cent of which were filled. At the end of the match 56 residency positions were unfilled, 49 of which were in Family Medicine.

High-level match outcome data is now publicly available on carms.ca. More detailed match data and analysis of multi-year trends will be shared on the afternoon of April 17, 2020, when the full 2020 CaRMS Forum data set will be posted on carms.ca.

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