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Admission to Residency Programs

  • All graduates of Canadian and U.S. accredited medical schools who have not had any previous postgraduate medical education should apply for Postgraduate Year 1 (PGY1) positions through the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS).
    CaRMS is an electronic application service and computer match for entry into postgraduate residency training programs at each of Canada's 17 medical schools. Matches are made in two rounds, or iterations. The first iteration is restricted to graduates of Canadian, US, and international medical schools who meet the eligibility criteria, while the second iteration is open to applicants who were not matched in the first iteration, or to applicants with previous North American residency training.
  • Ontario is pleased to welcome applications from International Medical Graduates to postgraduate residency programs in the province and more than 200 spaces are available at the six medical schools in Ontario.

    IMGs Residing in Ontario
    Ontario is pleased to welcome applications from International Medical Graduates to postgraduate residency programs in the province.  More than 200 spaces are available at the six medical schools in Ontario and there are two routes of entry.
  • Entry-Level Residency Positions
    IMGs apply directly for entry-level post graduate training positions, dedicated for IMGs, through the matching service administered by the Canadian Residency Matching Services (CaRMS). All IMGs who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents and meet the CaRMS application criteria can apply.

    IMGs Residing outside of Ontario
    Postgraduate training is available to international medical graduates who are citizens of countries outside of North America, who have satisfactorily met the licensing and Visa requirements for postgraduate training in Ontario, and who can provide official documentation that their postgraduate training will be completely funded through a government agency or charitable organization. Private or personal funds are not acceptable nor permissible. Applicants must provide and sign a "letter of intent" indicating that they will be returning to their home country following completion of training at Queen's University.
    To be eligible for consideration, candidates must have satisfactorily passed the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination and, if applicable, the Test of Spoken English (TSE) and the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
    Candidates must also meet all the entry requirements of the Department to which they are applying.
    Applications should be sent to our office through the agency providing the funding. The funding agency should be prepared to fund the Resident's salary and benefits at the rate stated in the current PARO/CAHO Agreement. There will also be an annual tuition fee applied to the appointment.
  • Queen's University has special Contract Agreements with the:
    Dr. Haifa Eye Hospital
    PO Box 24141
    Building 960
    Road 7321 Block 373
    Abu Gazalah, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
    Tel:+973 1726 1414
    Fax:+973 1725 2110

    Embassy of the State of Kuwait Cultural Division
    3500 International Drive
    Washington, DC 20008
    Tel. 202-364-2164
    Fax 202-363-8394

    Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission
    99 Bank Street, Suite 1144
    Ottawa, ON K1P 6B9
    Tel. 613-238-5555
    Fax 613-563-9010

    Aramco Services Company
    9009 West Loop South
    Houston, Texas
    Tel:   713-432-4728
    Fax:  713-432-5409

  • Oman Medical Specialty Board
    College of Medicine, Sultan Qaboos University
    P.O. Box 35,
    Al-Khod MUSCAT 123m
    Sultanate of Oman
    Tel. 515102/515151
    Fax: 513419

    United Arab Emirates Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research
    Embassy of the United Arab Emirates - Cultural Division
    125 Boteler Street,
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Canada, K1N 0A4
    Tel: (613) 565-7272 ext: 223
    Fax: (613) 860 1235

    Ontario licensing requirements may be obtained by writing to:
    The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
    80 College Street
    Toronto ON M5G 2E2
    Tel. (416)961-1711
    Toll Free 1-800-268-7096
    Fax (416) 961-3330[/accordion_item] [/accordion]
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