OTTAWA, April 15, 2014 /CNW/ - A record number of graduating students and physicians matched to residency training programs in Canada this year, the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) announced today. A total of 3,255 graduating students and physicians were matched in the 2014 R-1 Main Residency Match and will begin their postgraduate training on July 1, 2014.
A total of 2,779 Canadian medical graduates (CMGs) were matched to residency programs, representing 96 per cent of CMGs participating in the match. Of those that matched, the majority (81 per cent) were accepted into one of their top three choices of residency programs, both by discipline and location. Interest in Family Medicine continued to grow, over 38 per cent of our graduates chose a career in Family Medicine – the highest level of interest in this discipline in the past twenty years.
There was also a meaningful number of international medical graduates (IMGs) who matched to residency positions this year. A total of 449 IMGs matched – a 10 per cent drop from the 2013 R-1 Main Residency Match.
The Canadian Resident Matching Service is a not-for-profit organization that works in close cooperation with the medical education community, medical schools and residents/students to provide an electronic application service and a computer match for entry into postgraduate medical training throughout Canada. CaRMS strives to ensure the highest standards of fairness, transparency and neutrality 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.
A full report of the 2014 R-1 Main Residency Match, as well as a list of unfilled positions, will be available on carms.ca in late spring.
SOURCE: Canadian Resident Matching Service (CARMS)
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