The AFMC Board of Directors has made the following decisions regarding the 2024 Resident (R-1) Match:

Interviews will continue to be in a virtual format for all, including local candidates.

The match timeline will be:

  • MSPR /transcript submission (not requiring translation) deadline: Friday, Nov 17, 2023
  • Application deadline: Friday, December 1, 2023
  • File Review Period: Friday, December 1, 2023 to Monday, January 15, 2024
  • Interview Period: Monday, January 15, 2024 to Sunday, February 4, 2024
  • Match Day First Iteration: Tuesday, March 19, 2024
  • Match Day Second Iteration: Thursday, April 25, 2024

Regarding the use of reference documents for 2023 and 2024 R-1 Matches:

  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
  2. Reference documents from the institution to where the applicant is applying must not be a criterion for file review nor ultimately, for ranking.  
  3. There will be no requirement to obtain a discipline-specific reference document for the discipline to which the applicant is applying. 
  4. Each program may request a maximum of three (3) reference documents from an applicant. 


Additional information regarding the Letter of Support (Lettre d’appui)

  1.  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.
  2.  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.