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How to Apply/FAQs

Candidates interested in this general practice Anesthesia program should be in their second year of Family Medicine, CCFP program or should have successfully completed their CCFP exams. Candidates with the intention of practicing in Northern Ontario after completion of the one-year training are given preference. Candidates should have recent certification in ACLS. Support for ATLS and NRP certification will be available, if not already obtained. While in Ottawa, residents may also participate in crisis management training at the Anesthesia Simulation Center.

To be eligible for NOSM U’s Enhanced Skills Programs candidates must be either:

  • Currently enrolled as a PGY2 in a Canadian Family Medicine Residency Program at the time of application. Residents must start their PGY3 within 12 months of completing their PGY2 year.
  • *A physician currently practicing in Canada and meeting program funding eligibility requirements according to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC).

*Note: Practicing physicians interested in taking the NOSM U FPA Program must apply separately through the MOHLTC Re-Entry Program. Additional information about the Re-Entry Program and application requirements are available on the MOHLTC Central Forms Repository.

Application Timelines

Application to the program can be found by visiting the CaRMS website at

The interview date will be established following receipt of applications and in conjunction with the other Ontario Anesthesia PGY3 programs. Residents will be notified by email of the success of their application.