Rural CaRMS

Applying to the Rural Family Medicine Program

The Lethbridge and Medicine Hat Rural Family Medicine Program will each be accepting 7 R1 positions in the 2021 selection cycle. In addition, 2 Family Medicine MOTP positions will also be based out of Lethbridge beginning in 2022. The Lethbridge and Medicine Hat Programs accept Canadian Medical Graduate (CMG) positions only. Please note we do not have any IMG positions in Medicine Hat or Lethbridge. Refer to the City Calgary program if you are interested in an IMG position.

Admissions 2022

Resident selection continues to be impacted by the Pandemic. The Canadian Postgraduate admissions process in 2022 will be entirely virtual this year.

How to find out about our Program

View our Rural Promotional Videos

Virtual Meet and Greet Information Sessions (dates will be listed on the National Web Calendar of Events )

CANPREPP’s Program Directory

 

2022 Quota

The Rural Program will be accepting 7 R1 positions and 2 Family Medicine MOTP positions for the 2022 Match.

Letters of Reference​

For CaRMS 2022, all Family Medicine Programs across Canada have adopted the Family Medicine Structured Reference Letter.  

  • Traditional narrative letters will NOT be accepted. Should your referee submit a traditional letter it will not be reviewed, and your application may be deemed incomplete. 
  • Please direct your referees to the example of the reference letter on the CaRMS website.
  • Applicants should also familiarize themselves with how to request a Family Medicine Structured Reference Letter on the CaRMS website. 

Number requested: 3 

A maximum of three (3) Structured References Letters can be submitted from clinical supervisors/physician preceptors. DO NOT SEND MORE THAN THREE (3), as they will not be reviewed. 

It is preferred that at least one letter of reference be from a Family Physician who knows you and can attest to your qualities. The other references can be from a physician of the candidate's choice. Referees cannot be related to the applicant. File review will not take place unless all three (3) Structured References Letters have been received by the unmasking date. 

For Canadian Medical Graduates, all Structured References Letters must relate to work experiences that have occurred within the last 2 years. Structured References Letters citing work with an applicant before July 1, 2020 will not be reviewed and will result in your application being deemed incomplete. 

Please refer to our CaRMS Program Description for full and detailed information about what is required to apply to our program. 


FMProC- New requirement for 2022​

The University of Calgary Family Medicine Programs are very excited to be one of 6 participating Family Medicine Residency Programs to use the FM-ProC (Family Medicine Professional Choices), which is a Family Medicine context-specific Situational Judgement Test. All applicants to our Program in the first round of the 2022 CaRMS cycle will be required to sit the new 70-minute FM-ProC. This will help us better assess 4 attributes on our applicants that are critically important to being a Family Physician: Professional Integrity, Adaptability, Team-Working Skills, and Empathy/Compassion.  

Registration to sit the exam runs from December 8, 2021 to January 11, 2022 - 12PM (ET)

The TEST TAKING WINDOW is from 8AM (ET) on JANUARY 17, 2022 TILL MIDNIGHT(ET) JANUARY 31, 2022.
More information about the test can be found in our CaRMS Program Description.

Applicants will be able to access and complete FM-ProC during the test window in January (January 17 – January 31, 2022). 6 FM Residency Programs (Universities of Calgary, Alberta, Montreal, and Ottawa, as well as Queens and McMaster Universities) are requiring the FM-ProC for the 1st round of the 2022 cycle, but applicants will only need to register, pay for, and sit the test once. ​

When you receive your FMProC result letter, even though this will be after the CaRMS Document upload deadline, please remember to upload this document into your CaRMS account to ensure your application package is complete.​

  • For more information, please visit https://fmproc.com/ 
  • Please attach PDF provided in email 

Interviews​

Prior to your interview, a complete file review will be conducted by faculty members.

First Iteration Interviews will occur in a virtual format (via Zoom). Interviews will be conducted by a Family Physician and a current Resident and will take approximately 30 minutes. 

Rural Interview dates are as follows:

  • Friday, March 4, 2022
  • Sunday, March 6, 2022
  • Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Candidates must be aware that the interview teams will not have access to your CaRMS files. The file review and interview stages are kept separate to reduce bias. Candidates are to use their interview time to convey as much information as they can about themselves, their background, and their passions for rural family medicine.

Virtual Meet and Greets - Winter 2021-2022

Please stay tuned to this website and CANPREPP’s National Web Calendar of Events for upcoming Meet and Greet sessions planned for November, December, and January. ​

At these sessions, applicants will be provided with information about the program, as well as have an opportunity to meet current residents in the program and the leadership team. We look forward to meeting you!

Jan 25, 2022

Tuesday January 25, 2022 

5:00-6:00pm MST Calgary Program

6:00-7:00pm MST Rural Program​

6:00-7:00pm MST IMG Meet & Greet

Find the Zoom details on the CANPREPP Events Calendar

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