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How to Apply: R-1 Main Residency Match, PGY3, Re-Entry & Repatriation

Admission Inquiries: pgerecruitment@nosm.ca


NOSM Family Medicine Residency Training

The NOSM Family Medicine program participates in the R-1 Main Residency Match through the Canadian Residency Matching Service (CaRMS). Application to the the program can be found by visiting the CaRMS website at www.carms.ca, or by clicking on the streams linked below.

Final year medical school students interested in Family Medicine residency training in Northern Ontario, are encouraged to apply to all of our streams (North Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Timmins, Thunder Bay, Sudbury, Remote First Nations and the Northern Ontario Rural stream) through CaRMS.

For further information, please visit the NOSM Family Medicine program description found on our website and contact us, should you have any questions.

View Eligibility Criteria for the R-1 Main Residency Match
View R-1 Match Timelines for Applicants 
View NOSM Family Medicine Program Descriptions
2020 R-1 Match Program Descriptions Available: September 4, 2019 (12:00 p.m. ET)
Applicants may begin to select programs and apply on CaRMS Online as of October 17, 2019 (12:00 p.m. ET)


NOSM Royal College Specialty Medicine Residency Training

NOSM Royal College Specialty programs also participate in the R-1 Main Residency Match through the Canadian Residency Matching Service (CaRMS).

View Eligibility Criteria for the R-1 Main Residency Match
View R-1 Match Timelines for Applicants
View NOSM Royal College  Program Descriptions
2020 R-1 Match Program Descriptions Available: September 4, 2019 (12:00 p.m. ET)
Applicants may begin to select programs and apply on CaRMS Online as of October 17, 2019 (12:00 p.m. ET)


NOSM Family Medicine PGY3 Enhanced Skills Programs


PGY3 Emergency Medicine

Interested candidates can apply to NOSM’s PGY3 Family Medicine Emergency Medicine program during their second year of family medicine training, and application to the program must be submitted through the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS).

View Eligibility Criteria for the FM/EM Match
View FM/EM Match Timelines for Applicants 
2020 R-1 Match Program Descriptions Available: August 6, 2019 (12:00 p.m. ET)
Application Opening Date / Program Selection: September 4, 2019 (12:00 p.m. ET)
Application Closing Date: September 18, 2019 (12:00 p.m. ET)
Interview Offers: By October 11, 2019
Interview dates: Sudbury: November 7, 2019 and Thunder Bay: November 12, 2019
Applicant Rank Order List Deadline: November 28, 2019 (3:00 p.m. ET)
Match Day: December 11, 2019
Program Start Date: July 1, 2020

Applicants will be notified by email of the success of their application.


PGY3 Family Practice Anesthesia and FM Enhanced Skills Programs

Applications to the following NOSM PGY3 Family Medicine Enhanced Skills programs are accepted directly by each program, using the program-specific application forms that are available on their respective webpages. Please be sure to review all application requirements as outlined under the “Eligibility Criteria and How to Apply” sections in each program description linked below.

Application opening date: August 26, 2019
Application closing date: October 4, 2019
Interview period: October 5 – December 5, 2019
Offer letters: December 6, 2019
Resident Responds By: December 12, 2019

Applicants will be notified by email of the success of their application.


Re-Entry Program- Ministry of Health and Long-term Care

Physicians currently practicing in Canada who are seeking to re-enter residency training can apply to the Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) re-entry program. This program has a return of service requirement. For more information on annual deadlines, eligibility requirements and the application process, please visit the MOHLTC site.

At NOSM, re-entry applications are reviewed alongside repatriation and provincial and national transfer requests after the second iteration of  the CaRMS cycle each year. Support for re-entry applications is based on funding availability and program-specific clinical capacity. If you have questions about NOSM’s consideration of re-entry applications please contact postgrad@nosm.ca


Repatriation Program- Ministry of Health and Long-term Care

The MOHLTC funds postgraduate medical training positions for physicians who have completed or partially completed their postgraduate residency training outside of Canada and who require additional training to meet the national certification requirements. Upon successful completion these physicians will be required to fulfill return of service obligations in an eligible community.  For more information on eligibility requirements and the application process, please visit the MOHLTC site. Deadline for applications is January 31.

At NOSM, repatriation applications are reviewed alongside re-entry applications and provincial and national transfer requests after the second iteration of  the CaRMS cycle each year. Support for repatriation applications is based on funding availability and program-specific clinical capacity. If you have questions about NOSM’s consideration of re-entry applications please contact postgrad@nosm.ca.