OTTAWA, April 14 /CNW/ - More physicians will begin training this July
than in any previous year, the Canadian Resident Matching Service
(CaRMS) announced today. A total of 2909 medical graduates were matched
in the 2011 R-1 Main Residency Match and will begin their postgraduate
training on July 1, 2011.
In the 2011 match, 380 international medical graduates (IMGs) matched to
residency training positions. More than 64 percent of matched IMGs were
accepted into one of their top three program choices. Combined with the
47 applicants placed into postgraduate residency positions with the
Alberta International Medical Graduate (AIMG) program, over 420 IMGs
will begin training in Canada in July 2011.
Other highlights of the 2011 R-1 Main Residency Match results include:
A total of 2507 Canadian medical graduates were matched to residency
programs. The majority (84 percent) of these graduates were accepted
into one of their top three choices of residency programs, both by
discipline and location.
Interest in Family Medicine continued to rise this year, with 34% of
Canadian graduating students and 47% of internationally-trained
graduates choosing Family Medicine as their career choice.
The Canadian Resident Matching Service is a not-for-profit organization,
which works in close cooperation with the medical education community,
medical schools and students to facilitate the matching of prospective
medical doctors with the appropriate medical residency programs
throughout Canada. CaRMS strives to ensure the highest standards of
fairness, transparency and client service throughout its electronic
selection and matching process. It also provides comprehensive data
collection, analysis and research that supplies timely intelligence to
health policy decision-makers.
SOURCE Canadian Resident Matching Service (CARMS)
For further information:
Sandra Banner, CEO
Tel: 1.877.227.6742 X 5000
Jim Boone, COO
Tel: 1.877.227.6742 X 5100