ALBERTA RESIDENCY TRAINING FOR INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL GRADUATES

The Alberta International Medical Graduate (AIMG) Program is a provincial program that uses a comprehensive assessment protocol in order to identify qualified applicants who are eligible to compete for defined residency positions. The AIMG Program advances its mission through evaluation, research and support.
AIMG Program

Applying To The Program

Successful applicants have the opportunity to apply to IMG designated, postgraduate residency positions (year one entry) in a number of disciplines at both the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary. These residency positions are funded by the Alberta Government and align with recognized provincial physician resource needs.

Applications to the AIMG Program must be completed and submitted through the AIMG Program online application portal before the application deadline. A new application must be submitted for each AIMG Program cycle in which the applicant wishes to be considered. Applications are not rolled forward from cycle to cycle.

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Eligibility Requirements

Applicants to the Alberta International Medical Graduate (AIMG) Program 2020 Cycle must meet and provide supporting documentary evidence for all six (6) eligibility requirements.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Events relevant to the 2019 Cycle, 2020 Cycle and Clinical Assessment Placements (CAP) are listed in the Calendar

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Please note that the AIMG Program office will be closed Monday October 8, 2018 for Thanksgiving.

Please note that Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI) Invitations will go out the week of October 1, 2018 instead of this week, as stated on the AIMG Program website (aimg.ca)

Assessments And Selection

Consist of a series of short carefully timed interview stations in an attempt to draw multiple samples of a candidate’s ability to think on their feet, critically appraise information, effectively communicate their ideas, and demonstrate their insight into unique and complex clinical scenarios.

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IMG-designated residency positions in Alberta are matched through CaRMS. All IMGs (including those in their final year of medical school outside of Canada and the United States) must apply to and be assessed by the AIMG Program before applying for these positions.

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AIMG Program candidates who match to Alberta R-1 residency positions undergo a 10-week period called Externship prior to being accepted as a resident. Externship is not intended as a training period – its sole purpose is to assess the Extern’s capabilities and readiness to enter into residency training in an Alberta university.

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