Transfer

When a resident concludes that a transfer to another Residency Training Program might be beneficial, the Resident and the Program Director must be assured that the request to transfer is managed in an objective, fair, equitable and confidential manner.

External Transfers:

The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada has produced National Guidelines for trainees wishing to transfer from one Canadian University to another. These guidelines are intended to provide a transparent process that is clear to both the Resident and Universities involved. Prior to engaging in discussion regarding a transfer, it is the responsibility of the Resident to review the national guidelines as well as his or her home school’s transfer guideline / policy.

External Transfer requests (both incoming and outgoing) should be sent to the PGME Registration and Administration Manager

Internal Transfer: 

As of July 1, 2016, all U of C Residents interested in transferring to another program at the University of Calgary will be required to participate in the new Internal Transfer Match.  The Internal Transfer Match was developed to ensure that all trainees interested in a transfer are provide an equal opportunity to apply for available positions. 

To be eligible for the Internal Transfer Match a trainee must:

  • Be in good academic standing ( i.e. not currently on remediation or probation).
  • Have completed at least 6 months of training.
  • Have completed a minimum of two, 4-week blocks (or equivalent of) in the original discipline to which they were matched.
  • Agree to full disclosure their PGME residency file, including but not limited to all in-training assessments and any additional relevant information, to the receiving program and/or University. 

Important Points to note: 

  • Applications for transfer will only be accepted during the application period. The application period will be open for 2 weeks, twice a year (July and January).   Should you miss the application deadline, trainees will need to wait until the next application period to apply. 
  • Only complete applications will be reviewed. Application requirements and instructions are listed on the Internal Transfer Match Application form. 
  • Trainees who entered via the AIMG program may only seek transfers to other programs at the University of Calgary that accept AIMG residents.

Application cycle is currently closed

The application cycle for the July 2019 Internal Transfer Match will remain closed as there are no programs participating in this cycle.

Further inquires on the Internal Transfer Match can be made to pgmetransfers@ucalgary.ca.