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 postgraduate medical education in high-need specialties, as mandated by the Government of Alberta through the Minister of Health and Wellness.
Most Current Announcements
March 4, 2015
TOEFL IBT to continue to be accepted as evidence of English language proficiency
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta [CPSA] (the physicians licensing authority in Alberta) has recently confirmed with the AIMG Program that it will continue for accept the TOEFL IBT (Test of English as a Foreign language – Internet Based Test) as evidence of English language proficiency through 2016. A minimum score of 24 is required in each of the four TOEFL IBT components.
December 15, 2014
In celebration of the season, the AIMG Program office will be closed December 22, 2014 to January 1, 2015 inclusive. We will reopen, at 9:00 a.m. MT on Friday, January 2, 2015. We wish you all the warmest of holiday cheer!
December 3, 2014
CaRMS survey of Canadians currently studying abroad
The Canadian Residency Matching Service (CaRMS) is launching a follow up to their previous survey of Canadian students studying medicine abroad (CSAs), distributed earlier in 2014.
If you are a Canadian studying medicine abroad and want to find out how to participate, contact CaRMS today at LetUsKnow@carms.ca
December 1, 2014
2016 Cycle Supporting Documents and Forms Uploaded
Eligibility requirements, application process, supporting documents and forms are now current for the 2016 Cycle.
November 26, 2014
2016 Cycle Supporting Documents and Forms
We are in the midst of updating our web site for the 2016 Program Cycle. Applicants and potential applicants for the 2016 Cycle, please return to our web site in a couple of days to insure you are accessing the correct information and forms for your 2016 application.
November 19, 2014
New office hours
Beginning December 1, 2014, the AIMG Program office will generally be open for inquiries: Monday to Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m (Mountain Time). Contact Us
November 10, 2014
Attaching MMI results to 2015 Cycle CaRMS applications
October 2014 MMI results were uploaded to CaRMS on Friday November 7 by the AIMG Program, and are now in the process of being posted to your application by CaRMS. This is a manual process. All results are in the CaRMS scanning queue and should be viewable in CaRMS Online by November 14, 2014.
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.