Interviews will continue to be in a virtual format for all, including local candidates.
Regarding the use of reference documents for 2023 and 2024 R-1
- Structured reference letters must be completed by
referees for the following three disciplines: Family Medicine, Emergency
Medicine, and Orthopedic Surgery. Other disciplines may request either a
traditional letter of reference or an applicant support form (created by
individual programs). Reference requirements are found within program
descriptions on carms.ca.
- Reference documents from the institution to
where the applicant is applying must not be a criterion for file review
nor ultimately, for ranking.
- There will be no requirement to obtain a
discipline-specific reference document for the discipline to which the applicant
- Each program may request a maximum of three (3)
reference documents from an applicant.
Additional information regarding the Letter of
Support (Lettre d’appui)
- The Letter of Support is used exclusively by the Quebec
French Language Faculties of Medicine and is often requested in lieu of a
letter of reference when applying to these Faculty’s residency programs.
- Given that the Letter of
Support is a standardized form as it exists presently and enjoys support
from all stakeholder groups from these Faculties, no change is suggested
to the content or structure of the Letter of Support.