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
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.
20February 12, 2014
Reminder: NAC Exam Registration Change for 2015 Cycle
As announced in February 2013, the Alberta International Medical Graduate (AIMG) Program has moved to a national examination registration fee for the National Assessment Collaboration (NAC) examination in 2014. This change will make the AIMG Program consistent with the other provinces that offer the NAC exam. Starting in 2014, the exam fee will be collected through a centralized registration system run by the Medical Council of Canada (MCC).
The Medical Council of Canada (MCC) will offer registration for the National Assessment Collaboration (NAC) examination through the physiciansapply.ca portal starting in November 2013. For more information on this announcement and the NAC, including the 2014 session dates and the 2014 national fee, please visit the MCC website.
Please note that AIMG Program applicants for the 2015 Cycle and all future cycles who require the NAC examination and wish to access priority for registration at an Alberta exam centre must:
- apply to the AIMG Program and be deemed eligible;
- apply to the MCC for NAC exam registration and be deemed eligible; and
- pay exam registration fees to the MCC.
February 4, 2014
University of Alberta Second Iteration CaRMS Positions
The University of Alberta is pleased to advise the AIMG Program that IMG candidates will now be accepted into CaRMS 2014 second iteration for CMG-designated position vacancies. IMG candidates remain eligible for all University of Calgary CaRMS second iteration positions.
Please see www.carms.ca/eng/r1_eligibility_prov_e.shtml for more information on CaRMS Provincial Criteria.