Portal opens in May and remains open for 3 to 4 weeks.
Applications and supporting documents are reviewed to determine applicant eligibility to proceed to further assessments.
Applicants who are eligible will be invited to participate in the MMI.
Eligible applicants (with a successful NAC Exam result, successful MCCQE Part 1 result and a current cycle MMI score) may apply for Alberta residency positions at the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary reserved for AIMG Program applicants via the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS).
CaRMS applications are reviewed by the various postgraduate medical education programs. These programs determine if they require personal interviews and will contact the applicants whom they choose to interview directly.
Following residency program interviews, applicants and programs submit their rankings to CaRMS. Once rankings are submitted, the match process takes place and applicants and programs are notified of results. There are two iterations of the match process; only unmatched applicants from the first iteration may participate in the second iteration.
Successfully matched AIMG Program applicants participate in an Externship which includes a series of orientation sessions and a clinical assessment period. Acceptance into the CaRMS matched residency program is dependent upon successful completion of Externship.