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The CaRMS Match is run in two iterations. To be eligible for participation in the first iteration, you must be either a medical student, or a graduate having obtained or in the process of obtaining a medical degree by July 1 of the match year from: A Liaison Committee on Medical Education / Committee on Accreditation on Canadian Medical Schools (LCME/CACMS) accredited school. A school of osteopathic medicine. An international medical school listed with the International Medical Education Directory (IMED), published by the Foundation for the Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER).
To see if your school is on the FAIMER list, click the following link: http://imed.ecfmg.org/
For information regarding the second iteration, please go to CaRMS website.
Applicant File Assessment Criteria: The Department of Surgery at the University of Manitoba is committed to a fair, equitable, and transparent application process. We maintain the right to choose the applicants we feel are the best people for our residency training programs. The following criteria will be used as a baseline to determine who will be considered for an interview. However, not all applicants whose files meet our minimum criteria will be offered interviews; only the top candidates will be offered an interview.
Only candidates whose completed applications have been received by the CaRMS deadline will be considered for an interview along with demonstrated ability to be organized as evidence by a complete application that is in accordance with our stated expectations. Extraneous documents are not needed and may lower your file assessment score.
Preference will be given to applicants who have had previous exposure to urology, either in a university or community hospital setting; a limit of no more than 10 weeks of urology is suggested to encourage a well-rounded clerkship experience. Good references are important and in particular, references from urologists with whom the applicant has worked. Short list criteria include, but are not limited to, previous degrees (awards), research interest (published), class standing, etc.
Three letters of reference are required. References should be from staff mentors who have personal knowledge of the applicant. Letters from Chief residents would be in addition to the other three staff references.
International Medical Graduates
Directives for IMG Candidates for Consideration for an Interview:
• Graduated from medical school within the last two years or currently be in the last year of a Medical School Program.
• Must either be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status.
• Must be very fluent in spoken and written English as evidenced by one of the following: degree from a university where English is the working language (provide confirmation of "English" for schools outside of North America), computer-based TOEFL score minimum of 250 within the last 2 years, written TOEFL score minimum of 600, internet-based test (iBT) TOEFL score minimum of 93, with each category score not less than 23, TSE score minimum of 50.
• Must have a demonstrable interest in Urology.
• Has never had disciplinary action from a medical regulatory authority.
• MCCEE score of 400 or greater for those written prior to January 2007, and 300 or greater for those written after January 2007.
• MCCQE-1 of 450 or higher.
• Reference letters must be current (within the last six months). Undated reference letters will not be accepted.
• Demonstrated ability to be organized as evidence by a complete application that is in accordance with our stated expectations. Extraneous documents are not needed and may lower your file assessment score.
• A mandatory one month orientation for all IMGs in June prior to starting residency as of June 2009 is now required (ACLS is included in the orientation).