To increase the number of IMGs eligible to work as medical doctors in Alberta by providing qualified IMGs who are Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents residing in Alberta with access to post graduate medical education in high-need specialties, as mandated by the Government of Alberta through the Minister of Health and Wellness.
Most Current Announcements
October 6, 2014
Mandatory MMI Assessment
Beginning with the 2016 Cycle, annual participation in the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) will be mandatory for all eligible candidates. Candidates will no longer be able or required to reuse results.
There will also be changes in the way scores are reported:
- Candidates will no longer receive their mean score, but rather a standard score – reported as a Z-score or variance from the mean.
- The mean and standard deviation of the MMI will be reported to all candidates.
Please note that 2015 Cycle MMI (to be held October 18, 2014) scores will continue to be reported as the candidates' mean score for all stations.
May 14, 2014
NAC examination application for September 2014
Application for the September 2014 National Assessment Collaboration (NAC) examination will be available through the Medical Council of Canada. Candidates can apply through their physiciansapply.ca account. For more information, visit mcc.ca or physiciansapply.ca.
April 4, 2014
Clinical Skills Assessment Project (CSAP)
Thanks to special project funding from the Government of Alberta, the Alberta International Medical Graduate (AIMG) Program is piloting a two-part clinical assessment process commencing spring 2014. The Clinical Reasoning Examination (CRE) and the Clinical Assessment Placement (CAP) will provide an opportunity for International Medical Graduates (IMGs) to demonstrate critical thinking ability and real-life clinical skills in Alberta general medical practice settings.
We hope the data obtained from this pilot project will allow for a more robust assessment process for IMGs entering into residency. Participation and data collection are vital to the success of the project. AIMG Program applicants who were deemed eligible for the 2014 CaRMS Match and did not match in 2014 will be offered the opportunity to participate in the project.
More information about the CRE and CAP can be found here.
February 24, 2014
New AIMG Program Web Site Navigation
As part of our continued effort to improve communications we have recently re-organized the content on our web site. We hope you will find it easier to use. Contact the AIMG Program at firstname.lastname@example.org or 403-210-7790 if you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding these changes.