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.
November 27, 2015
Web page updates
The AIMG Program is currently updating its web pages and some content may not be available over the next few days. Watch this page for an announcement that updates have been completed.
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.
November 2, 2015
Reduced Office Hours - updated
The AIMG Program office will temporarily be operating with reduced office hours. The office will generally be open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Fridays throughout the month of November, 2015. All times are Mountain Time. If you are planning to visit the AIMG Program office in person during office hours, please call ahead to ensure that staff will be available to speak to you.
AIMG Program contact information can be found on our Contact Us page.
September 2, 2015
AIMG Program Medical Director Position
The AIMG Program is now accepting applications for the position of Medical Director. Please follow this link for details about the position and application.
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 17, 2015
Office Hours during Externship Orientation
The AIMG Program office will be closed intermittently during the period of April 20 – 30, 2015 for Externship Orientation. Please call 403-210-7790 before visiting to ensure someone is available to help you. Regular office hours will resume on Friday, May 1, 2015.
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.
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.
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
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.