Rural Applications & Interviews
Resident selection in 2021 is undergoing a big change. Due to the Pandemic and the need to physically distance and stay safe, the Canadian Postgraduate admissions process will be entirely virtual this year. In addition, due to the disruption and suspension of undergraduate training earlier in 2020, the CaRMS R-1 March will occur later in the year and with a condensed timeline.
Rural Family Medicine will be unable to meet medical students in person this year, so we will be using new tools to help you learn about us, including:
- Promotional Videos
- Virtual Meet and Greet Information Sessions (dates will be listed on the National Web Calendar of Events)
- The AFMC Residency Program Promotion Web Tool
The Medicine Hat Program will be accepting 7 CMG positions for the 2021 Match.
The Lethbridge Progam will be accepting 7 CMG and 2 MOTP positions for the 2021 Match.
Please refer to the CaRMS Program Site Descriptions for full and detailed information about what is required to apply to our rural programs.
First Iteration Interviews will be held between March 8 – 28, 2021 in a virtual format. Interviews will be conducted by a Family Physician and a current Resident and take approximately 30 minutes. A complete file review will be done prior to your interview by separate individuals.
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 family medicine.
For more information on the UofC FM Resident Selection Process please click on the link.
This year 2021 interviews will all beheld virtually using zoom. This will be our first year conducting interviews this way, stay tuned for further details!
If you are currently enrolled in a Residency Program and are interested in transferring to the University of Rural Family Medicine Residency Program, please visit the PGME website for detailed information on the transfer process.