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American Quota
(Ministry Funded Positions)

Under this profile, trainees can apply at all levels of residency training for the four Quebec medical faculties.  These positions are not for fellowship applicants. We define a candidate in this category to be an American citizen who is a graduate of an American U.S. LCME accredited medical school.  Graduates who have obtained a Doctor of Osteopathy degree from a school accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association (COCA) at the time the degree is awarded may also apply through this profile.

US citizens (who do not hold dual citizenship with Canada) who are current year graduates of a U.S. medical school or who are U.S. medical graduates who have completed a preliminary year in the U.S. may apply to McGill prior to being awarded their degree, with the understanding that in the event they are matched to a U.S. program via the NRMP that any offer received from McGill University would be null and void, conditional upon being awarded their medical degree as of the July 1 start date. 

Applicants under this profile may not apply for Otolaryngology or Neurosurgery training as McGill University does not have American Board (ABNS and ABOto) Certification in these specialties.

For the 2016-2017 Academic Year Contingent Particulier positions can only be offered to the following RCPSC programs:  Anatomical Pathology, Plastic Surgery, Dermatology, Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics, Psychiatry (including Child and Adolescent Psychiatry), Cardiac Surgery, Neurosurgery; and to these programs offered through the CaRMS Match: Geriatrics, General Internal Medicine, Hematology, Medical Oncology, Rheumatology and Pediatric Specialty Programs; and this program offered through the NRMP Match: Pediatric General Surgery.

and to:

Family Medicine and Family Medicine Enhanced Skills programs: (CFPC Care of the Elderly Certificate, Mother and Child Healthcare Program, Clinical Scholar's Program, joint CFPC/Royal College program in Palliative Medicine). Applicants to the Family Medicine Emergency Medicine apply through the CaRMS Match:


American MD's must:

a) Be an American citizen or Foreign citizen and will require a Work Permit from Immigration Canada. Dual citizens of Canada are not eligible under this profile.

b) Have obtained a medical degree from a U.S. LCME accredited medical school;

c) Submit proof of having successfully passed the USMLE/ or MCCEE exams;

The Collège des médecins du Québec verifies the equivalence of all medical degrees issued by a Canadian medical school outside of Quebec and by all American medical schools.  This is required in order for the CMQ to issue the resident training card, which is required in order to be able to train in Quebec hospitals and be paid by the Ministry of Health.   


Candidates must apply via the McGill On-Line Application, and submit the application documents listed below to the: Postgrad Admissions, Postgraduate Medical Education, McGill University, 3655 Promenade Sir William Osler, 6th floor, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1Y6. Only official copies or photocopies of documents will be accepted. Incomplete files will not be considered.  Files of eligible applicants will be transmitted by the Postgrad Admissions office to the Program Director. Documents submitted to McGill University in support of an application to be admitted, including, but not limited to transcripts, diplomas, letters of reference and test scores (in paper or electronic format), become the property of McGill University and will not be returned to the applicant or forwarded to another institution.

1. Official transcript of academic courses in medical school sent to us directly from your home school and, if applicable, Dean’s letter of reference (for current year Medical School graduates)

2. Copy of the Medical Degree.

3. Copies of certificates held (i.e. MCC's and/or USMLE).

4. It is the applicant's responsibility to have the referees send three (3) letters of reference directly to the Postgraduate Medical Education Office.

5. A brief curriculum vitae.

6. Official copies of attestations/in-training evaluations for all previous postgraduate training (where applicable) sent directly to us by your program/site director's office or home faculty.  Only official copies of Web evaluations sent to us directly from your program/site directors' office or home Faculty will be accepted.

7.  Letter of standing from the previous Program Director, attesting to the trainee's performance.

8. Copy of Proof of Citizenship:  You must submit a copy of your proof of citizenship. Please consult the following link to determine the documents that must be submitted as official proof The University must be notified of any change of legal status in Canada by the trainee.

9.  A personal statement, which clearly outlines why the applicant wishes to apply to the program.

Once a physician is accepted into a postgraduate program, the Postgraduate Medical Education office of the Faculty of Medicine will submit an application for a letter of eligibility for postgraduate training in the Province of Quebec to the Collège des médecins du Québec on his or her behalf. There is no cost for this application for applicants accepted via the American Quota. Final acceptance is conditional upon obtaining this letter of eligibility as well as meeting the Immigration Requirements (please see that section for application process and fees).

This page was last edited on 07 August, 2015