Rural Applications & Interviews
Resident selection in 2021 is undergoing a big change. Due to the Pandemic and the need to physically distance and stay safe, the Canadian Postgraduate admissions process will be entirely virtual this year. In addition, due to the disruption and suspension of undergraduate training earlier in 2020, the CaRMS R-1 March will occur later in the year and with a condensed timeline.
Rural Family Medicine will be unable to meet medical students in person this year, so we will be using new tools to help you learn about us, including:
- Promotional Videos
- Virtual Meet and Greet Information Sessions (dates will be listed on the National Web Calendar of Events)
- The AFMC Residency Program Promotion Web Tool
The Medicine Hat Program will be accepting 7 CMG positions for the 2021 Match.
The Lethbridge Progam will be accepting 7 CMG and 2 MOTP positions for the 2021 Match.
Please refer to the CaRMS Program Site Descriptions for full and detailed information about what is required to apply to our rural programs.
First Iteration Interviews are generally held on two weekends during the national interview period (specific dates will be made available on the CaRMS website for each application cycle). Finalized dates will be communicated when decided.
Interviews are conducted by a Family Physician and a current Resident, taking approximately 30 minutes. A complete review of your file will be done prior to your interview by a separate individual. For more information on the UofC FM Resident Selection Process please click on the link.
This year 2021 interviews will all beheld virtually using zoom. This will be our first year conducting interviews this way, stay tuned for further details!
If you are currently enrolled in a Residency Program and are interested in transferring to the University of Rural Family Medicine Residency Program, please visit the PGME website for detailed information on the transfer process.