University Of Calgary Postgraduate Medicine

Enhanced Skills – Prospective Residents – Application

Program Mission Statement

To train Family Physicians in enhanced skills identified as necessary to provide care to specific communities in Alberta.

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Category 2 Programs

Application Process Overview

Application to ES Category 1 Programs

All Enhanced Skills Category 1 programs will be accepting applications for the 2022 match cycle via CaRMS.  Please see application timeline listed below or visit the CaRMS website for a detailed description of the timeline.

Application Timeline for Category 1 Programs.  Please regularly refer to the CaRMS website for potential change in dates.

  • July 7, 2021 at 12:00 (noon) ET – CaRMS registration
  • 3 August 2021 at 12:00(noon) ET - CaRMS Online open for applicants & Program descriptions published on
  • 1 September 2021 at 12:00(noon) ET - Program selection period begins
  • 3 September 2021 at 17:00ET - DEADLINE: Submission of translation requests
  • 14 September 2021 - DEADLINE: Submission of applicant assessment forms
  • 15 September 2021 at 12:00(noon) ET - DEADLINE: Assignment of applications and documents
  • 15 September 2021 at 12:05ET - File review period begins
  • 7 October 2021 - DEADLINE: Interview status updates in CaRMS Online
  •  8 October 2021 - DEADLINE: Invitations to interviews complete
  • 15 October 2021- 3 December 2021 - National interview period
  • 11 November 2021 at 12:00(noon) ET - Ranking period begins
  • 6 December 2021 at 15:00ET - DEADLINE: Submission of applicant rank order lists
  • 15 December 2021 at 12:00(noon) ET - MATCH DAY
  • 12 January 2022 at 15:00ET - CaRMS Online access closes

Available spots for Category 1 Programs

  • Addiction Medicine – 2 spots
  • Care of Elderly – 3 spots
  • Emergency Medicine – 8 spots
  • FP-Anaesthesia – 2 spots
  • Palliative Medicine – 2 spots
  • Sport & Exercise Medicine – 2 spots 


Application to ES Category 2 Programs

Application Timeline for Category 2 Programs

  • 16 August to 31 October 2021 – Application period
  • 1 to 25 November 2021 – File Review and Interview period
  • 26 November 2021 – Offers sent to successful applicants
  • 5 December 2021 by 3pm MT – Deadline for acceptance of offers.  Please note that if an applicant accepts a Category 2 spot and they have also applied to Category 1 ES Program(s), they are required to withdraw from the Category 1 Rank Order list no later 1pm MT on 3 December 2020 per guidelines set out by CaRMS. Please refer to the following statement from CaRMS and the Canadian Enhanced Skills Program Directors Committee:    "Please note, you can only match to a single Category 1 program through CaRMS.  Should you match to a Category 1 program  through CaRMS, this is a binding contract and you will need to relinquish or decline any subsequent Category 2 offers you receive.  Should you receive and accept a Category 2 offer PRIOR to the CaRMS rank order list deadline, you will need to withdraw from the CaRMS match.  Between the rank order list deadline and match day, you cannot accept any Category 2 offers. Any circumvention of this policy will result in a match violation and may result in disciplinary actions."  

Application Requirements

  • Letter of Interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • ITERs
  • References:  1 Program Director and 2 Other referees.  Please ask your referees to send reference letters directly to 

Send your applications to Category 2 programs by email to .

Available spots for Category 2 programs

  • Health Equity: Local and Global Care – 2 spots
  • Maternal and Newborn Care – 3 spots

For queries regarding the search and selection process, please contact Enhanced Skills Program Coordinator at

Enhanced Skills Orientation

 All ES Residents in all Programs, regardless of the ES Program start date, are required to attend the mandatory ES Program orientation in July.  The orientation is always scheduled for the first business day in July from 1-4pm.

Enhanced Skills Director

Dr. Brendan Miles MD, MPA, CCFP

Program Director, Enhanced Skills