Residency in Alberta

All IMGs who reside in Alberta and who have obtained their medical degree from a recognized medical school listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools (http://www.wdoms.org/) are eligible to apply for a residency position through the Alberta International Medical Graduate Program (AIMGP) (http://www.aimg.ca) when they are ready to meet the program eligibility requirements. Residency is the only pathway to licensure for IMGs who are newly grads and generally, for those who don’t have at least 12 months of Post-Graduate Training acquired outside of Canada, or have a more than 3-year a gap in clinical practice. Fellowships are not a credential considered for licensure.

The steps bellow outline the pathway to the post-graduate residency training in the province of Alberta.

Visit the Alberta International Medical Graduate Program (AIMGP) website and get information about the program and the specifics of the application process. http://www.aimg.ca


NOTE: It is extremely important for the successes of any application to follow strictly the program requirements as specified for the AIMGP cycle of the particular application year and once in process, to check regularly for updates posted on the AIMGP website.

Pass the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE) no later than March in the year of application and be able to provide proof by the AIMGP application exam results deadline.
http://www.aimg.ca/index.php?page=89

Pass the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination – Part 1 (MCCQE1) no later than May in the year of application and be able to prove proof by the AIMGP application exam results deadline.
http://www.aimg.ca/index.php?page=89

Pass the National Assessment Collaboration-Objective Structured Clinical Exam (NAC-OSCE) by March, or register with the MCC for the September examination session in the year of application and be able to prove proof by the AIMGP application NAC-OSCE results/ registration confirmation deadline.
http://www.aimg.ca/index.php?m=66&page=57

Pass the required Language Proficiency Exam no earlier than 12 months before May in the year of application and be able to provide proof no later than the AIMGP application deadline for the submission of language proficiency results.
http://www.aimg.ca/index.php?m=54&page=66

NOTE: Effective 2018/2019 AIMGP cycle, iBT-TOEFL scores will not be accepted and the only valid test for proof of English language proficiency will be IELTS/Academic.

Meet the specific program eligibility criteria and be able to provide proof of Status in Canada, Residence in Alberta, and Medical Education as required by the AIMGP deadline for the submission of all supporting documents.
http://www.aimg.ca/index.php?m=56&page=67

NOTE: Original documents that are not in English must be translated by a certified translator and copies of both the original document and the certified translation are required. Documents requiring notarization must be notarized only by a Notary Public in the province of Alberta within the time frame specified by the AIMGP for the particular application year. http://www.aimg.ca/index.php?m=98&page=92

Apply to the program through the online AIMGP application portal by completing an online program application, submitting the required program application document package and paying the application fees in a manner specified by the program before the application deadline.
http://www.aimg.ca/index.hp?m=5&page=55
http://www.aimg.ca/index.php?m=22&page=62

NOTE: Do not apply to the AIMGP provided that you don’t satisfy all of the program eligibility criteria, or you are not able to provide proof of all supporting documents and exam results/registration confirmations in a manner required by the program before the specified submission deadline.

Pass the Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI) in the fall (October) of the application year having been considered an eligible AIMGP applicant and invited by the program to take the exam.
http://www.aimg.ca/index.php?m=67&page=85

Apply through the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) for the AIMGP residency positions upon receiving valid NAC-OSCE and MMI results between September and November of the application year (CaRMS cycle)
http://carms.ca

The Residency Interviews – by AIMGP invitation only

http://www.aimg.ca/index.php?m=87&page=56
http://www.carms.ca/en/match-process/your-application/match-tips/interview-guidelines/

The Ranking Process

http://www.carms.ca/en/match-process/your-application/match-tips/ranking/ranking-applicants/

http://www.carms.ca/en/match-process/match-timelines/applicants/r-1-match-first-iteration/

The Residency Match

http://www.aimg.ca/index.php?m=87&page=56

Externship

http://www.aimg.ca/index.php?m=69&page=93

Not Matched – Clinical Assessment Placement (CAP)

http://www.aimg.ca/index.php?m=115&page=97