Canadian Resident Matching Service
We Provide Professional Help In CaRMS
The Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) is a national, independent and not-for-profit organization intended to assist medical students interested in pursuing residency training in Canada, with their applications to Canadian medical residency programs. After the completion of a medical degree, medical students apply through the CaRMS service to a variety of medical specialties. There are two main tracks available for medical applications.
For Canadian Medical Graduates (CMGs) and American Allopathic Medical Graduates, applying to CaRMS, you enter the “CMG” CaRMS stream, which enables you to be eligible for all CMG residency positions. International Medical Graduates (IMGs) and American Osteopathic Medical Graduates, you enter the “IMG” CaRMS stream, which enables you to be eligible for all IMG residency positions. There is approximately a 1:10 ratio towards IMG:CMG residency positions depending on the medical specialty within Canada.
At MedApplications, our CaRMS medical team comprises of physicians who have been successful in achieving CaRMS Canadian residency positions in the most challenging of medical subspecialties. Our physicians proudly represent: Radiology, Dermatology, Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Vascular Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Urology, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry and General Surgery. May of our physicians have gone on to complete post-graduate fellowships, including, Critical Care, Trauma, diverse Surgical Fellowships and various Internal Medicine Subspecialties (Cardiology, Gastroenterology and Respirology). Our specialized approach to your CaRMS application allows our physicians to give you insight into what CaRMS program directors and CaRMS committees are looking for.
The CaRMS application is the single most important aspect of your CaRMS candidate profile. For many applications, the CaRMS application is the deciding factors of whether they will be successful in attaining a Canadian residency position. The CaRMS interview is a candidate’s only chance at showcasing their strengths and passion for their subspecialty of choice in front of the CaRMS review panel. Unlike medical school interviews, the CaRMS interview emphasizes life experience, career goals and suitability for the specific medical specialty.
The CaRMS Match
The CaRMS Involves The Following Components:
- Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) Application
- CaRMS Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- CaRMS Personal Statement/Letter per Specialty
- Letters of Recommendation per Specialty
- Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) Interviews
- Canadian Licensing Examinations (MCCQ1, MCCQ2, MCCE, NAC-OSCE)
What We Offer
The CaRMS Match Options Include:
R-1 (First Iteration)
- The R-1 CaRMS match is the most popular match is it includes all final year or recently graduated medical students.
FM/EM (Emergency Medicine):
- The FM/EM CaRMS match is intended for new or recent Family Medicine graduates who are considering an additional (3rd Year) of residency training in Emergency medicine.
MSM (Medical Subspecialty Match)
- The MSM CaRMS match is intended for new or recent Internal Medicine graduates who are considering entry into a medical subspecialty (e.g. Cardiology, Respirology, Critical Care, Gastroenterology, Hematology, Endocrinology etc…)
PSM (Pediatric Subspecialty Match)
- The PSM CaRMS match is intended for new or recent Pediatric graduates who are considering entry into a Pediatric subspecialty (e.g. Pediatric ER, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology, Pediatric Cardiology etc…)
MedApplications™ Residency Matching Programs
All Of Our Residency Matching Packages
CaRMS® Premier Residency Matching$ $995.00
CaRMS® Interview Preparation$ $495.00
CaRMS® Personal Statement & CV Review$ $795.00
CaRMS® Strategy Session$ $395.00
Your clinical electives describe your interests, passions and medical skillset. They are an important ingredient towards shaping your CaRMS application. Choosing the right elective is essential to being a competitive CaRMS applicant. MedApplications’ medical team will guide you on which electives to pursue in order to achieve your goal of residency matching.
For many applicants, differentiating yourself from the crowd can be the difference of a successful CaRMS match. Candidates with advanced graduate degrees (MSc, PhD, MEd etc…) are encouraged to showcase these credentials on the CaRMS application. Additionally, credentials in ACLS, PAKS, CPR, NLS and other emergency managements can be useful if you are applying to high acuity medical and surgical CaRMS specialties.
Proficiency in research is an essential skillset required of all medical trainees regardless of medical specialty. Showcasing your research is an opportunity to set yourself apart from your cohort of applicants. Research publications specifically will add tremendous weight to your CaRMS residency application.
Preparing a well-rounded CaRMS application is an important technique to achieving success in CaRMS residency matching. Demonstrating an interest in your community and student body can help round out your application to your medical residency specialty.
MedApplications CaRMS Help
Our diverse physicians’ experience at MedApplications in CaRMS residency matching adds tremendous value to medical students interested in pursuing residency within Canada. Our medical consultants represent the top medical specialties within Canada and can guide you from start to finish to achieve your goals. Whether you need help planning your approach to CaRMS, medical electives or letters of recommendation, or whether you need assistance polishing your CaRMS application or perfecting your CaRMS interview technique, we can help build your confidence. A successful residency position in Canada is one of the most coveted medical career paths worldwide. Our dedicated CaRMS medical team will help you succeed in achieving your top choice.
Our Application Consultants
Our Consultants specialize in your medical school application.
We work with you every step of the way as your personal medical coach. With first-hand experience as practicing medical doctors we know what it takes to achieve success in the medical school admissions process. During application crunch time, we work round the clock to ensure your application is completed to the highest of competitive standards. Find Out More About MedApplications
Our Medical Coaches pride ourselves on offering a premium service by leading physicians in medical school preparation. However, if you do not find your consultation useful, or feel that the consultant is not a great fit, you must let your consultant know at the conclusion of your first consultation or review, prior to finishing and we will contact you to arrange another complimentary session or review with a new consultant. See Terms and Conditions
Get On The Inside Track
Jess B (2018)
Accepted to UWO Medicine (MD/PhD)
I enrolled with Med Applications one month before my first interview. I had been preparing for interviews by reading books and discussing questions with friends and family, but I was still nervous and didn’t really know what to expect. I felt so much more comfortable after my session with MedApplications. My instructor was very knowledgeable and catered the session to what I needed work on (as I had both panel and MMI interviews, this was particularly beneficial). It was very useful to cover topics with someone who knew what to expect from an interview and could comment on the quality of my answers. All together the experience was extremely helpful and very reassuring; it significantly calmed my nerves during my interviews. There weren’t any questions I was surprised by in my interviews. I would definitely recommend a session for future students.
McGill Medicine (MD)
“MedApplications helped me with both my essay preparation which brought me to the big interview and with interview preparation. MedApplication's services provided me with not only an insight of how to tailor an application to bring out the best of my ability but it also gave me the confidence I needed to survive the MMIs.
O uf T, UBC, McMaster
"I used MedApplications mock interview service because I wanted to practice and receive feedback from a current medical student. I found the mock interview helpful in identifying weaknesses in my answers and improving on them to make them stand out. I would recommend MedApplications to anyone who wants extra preparation to gain confidence for medical school interviews."
U of A
"I went into my first MedApplications session without a clue about what MMI's were or how to prepare for them. After meeting and practising with Eric and Kent, however, I learned all of the tips and skills I needed to ace the interview. They were incredibly knowledgeable and encouraging and their help gave me that extra boost of confidence on interview day. Thanks MedApplications!"
University of Ottawa Medicine
“I was accepted at Ottawa which was my ideal school and my only interview. Josh was absolutely wonderful and definitely part of my success! He was very helpful throughout the entire process 🙂
Mother of a High School student for a Pre-Med program
“Hi MedApplications, just to let you know that Isabelle got an offer from University of London St. George’s College. The competition this year was quite challenging. We would like to thank you and Sarah for your contribution to this achievement. Your services are excellent. Please count us among satisfied clients.”
Matthew L. (Class of 2018)
McMaster University Medicine
"I used the MedApplications seminar and mock interview services before I had my interviews at Queen's and McMaster medical schools, and I couldn't be happier with my decision. Their seminars were incredibly helpful in providing information about the interview process and ways to truly emphasize your best qualities in an interview. Their mock interview session was great as well as it gave me an opportunity to practice my interviewing style with a current medical student! If you are looking for a way to prepare for an interview as important as the ones for medical school, I would definitely recommend MedApplications."