The AIMG Program identifies, through comprehensive assessment, qualified applicants who are eligible to compete for defined residency positions. The AIMG Program advances this mission through evaluation, research and support.
May 3, 2016
Applications Portal Open
As of 12:00pm (noon), Tuesday, May 3, 2016 the AIMG Program applications portal will be open to accept applications for the 2017 Cycle.
May 2, 2016
Applications Portal Opening Delay - update
The AIMG Program applications portal, due to open at 9:00am MDT on May 2, has been delayed. The goal is to open by noon of May 3. Thank you for your patience.
May 2, 2016
Spring office hours
Effective May, 2, 2016, the AIMG Program office will be open as follows:
- Mondays 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
- Tuesdays 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
- Wednesdays 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
- Thursdays 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
- Fridays 8:00 am to 12:30 pm
Please call 403-210-7790 before visiting to ensure someone is available to help you.
May 1, 2016
Applications Portal Opening Delayed
The AIMG Program applications portal, due to open at 9:00am MDT on May 2, has been delayed. The goal is to open later in the day. Thank you for your patience.
April 27, 2016
TOEFL IBT will not be accepted starting 2018 Cycle
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (the physicians licensing authority in Alberta) has announced that effective January 1, 2018, the IELTS Academic version will be the only accepted proof of fluency in English. Minimum scores must be achieved in all components of the test.
April 11, 2016
Office Hours during Externship Orientation
The AIMG Program office will be closed intermittently during the period of April 18 – 29, 2016 for Externship Orientation. Please call 403-210-7790 before visiting to ensure someone is available to help you. Regular office hours will resume on Monday, May 2, 2016.
April 4, 2016
2017 Cycle Supporting Documentation - Alternative to the Letter of Regular Employment
Applicants who are not able to provide Letter(s) of Employment may request an administrative exception to provide an alternate proof of being physically present and continuously living on a day-to-day basis in the province of Alberta for 6 or more months including December 1, 2015 to June 1, 2016 by sending an email message to email@example.com with the subject line “Request for Administrative Exception – Alberta Residency”.
December 7, 2015
Winter Office Hours
The AIMG Program office will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Fridays. All times are Mountain Time.
AIMG Program contact information can be found on our Contact Us page.
November 4, 2015
Understanding your MMI Result
In 2015, the AIMG Program changed its method of reporting MMI results to help residency programs more easily compare an applicant’s results to that of others in the same cycle (cohort). AIMG Program applicants must participate in the MMI annually in order for their results to be compared to their current cohort’s results.
MMI results are provided as a “standardized score” or z-score to reflect how an applicant performed in comparison to the mean (or average) score of all the applicants in that year’s MMI. A z-score more clearly indicates how an individual compares to their cohorts than a raw test score.
If an individual’s raw score was above the mean, their z-score will be positive. If an individual’s raw score was below the mean, their z-score will be negative. Typically 68% of individuals will have a score between -1 and 1.
August 26, 2015
Participating Programs for 2016 Cycle
The preliminary list of programs that will be participating in the 2016 CaRMS match with designated positions for IMGs is now posted here.
July 29, 2015
Multiple Mini Interviews update for 2016 Cycle
The Multiple Mini Interviews information page has been updated for the 2016 Cycle. Refer to the Program Cycle – Multiple Mini Interviews page for details.
June 23, 2015
2016 Cycle Applicants – MCCQE1 and CaRMS Match Day
2016 Cycle applicants should note that the registration deadline for the spring 2016 sitting of the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Exam Part 1 (MCCQE1) closes before the 2016 CaRMS R-1 Main Residency Match. As previously announced, the MCCQE1 will be an eligibility requirement for all applicants to the AIMG Program 2017 Cycle. Candidates may wish to consider registering for the MCCQE1 prior to knowing the outcome of the match.
There are two opportunities to sit the MCCQE1 exam per calendar year, spring (April – May) and fall (October – November). If you have not written the MCCQE1 and are interested in the Fall 2015 sitting, please be aware that the main application deadline for the Fall 2015 MCCQE1 is Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Register for the exam through your physiciansapply.ca account.
June 18, 2015
Registration Deadline for MCCQE1 - July 7, 2015
As previously announced, the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Exam Part 1 (MCCQE1) will be an eligibility requirement for all applicants to the AIMG Program 2017 Cycle. There are two opportunities to sit this exam per calendar year, spring (April – May) and fall (October – November). The main application deadline for the Fall 2015 MCCQE1 is Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Register for the exam through your physiciansapply.ca account.
Please review the assessment scenarios presented on the AIMG Program website for medical degree completion, Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Exam (MCCEE), National Assessment Collaboration (NAC) and MCCQE1 if you are planning to apply to the AIMG Program 2017 Cycle.
April 2, 2015
MCCQE1 Required for 2017 Cycle
Beginning with the 2017 Cycle (application in Spring 2016), the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Exam Part 1 (MCCQE1) will be an eligibility requirement for all applicants to the AIMG Program.
Applicants who sit the April/May MCCQE1 (of the application calendar year) will be considered and required to provide proof of their assessment participation as well as pass result (once available).
This requirement does not impact the 2016 Cycle eligibility requirements, which are outlined here (2016 Cycle Eligibility Requirements).
If you are planning to apply to the 2017 Cycle, please review the timing scenarios available HERE, as some deadlines are rapidly approaching.