Ministry-Funded Residency Positions
In Quebec, there are several
kinds of Ministry-funded residency positions. Eligibility criteria and
application process can be found under each section.
Please note that this information may be updated at any time and is
governed by the Quebec MSSS decree in force each year.
There are two types of
positions funded by the MSSS: the Contingent régulier
and the Contingent particulier.
Contingent régulier: Eligible applicants are able to
apply via CaRMS. There are two applicant profiles eligible to
apply for these positions:
Regular entries: R-1
entry level positions for current year graduates of a Canadian or
American medical school (Canadian Citizens or Permanents Residents only;
exception: Quebec visa trainees may apply for these positions.
Out of province visa students are not eligible).
Permanent Residents of Canada or Foreign Citizens who are International
Medical Graduates: Canadian Citizens, landed immigrants or Foreign
Citizens who are International Medical
The Quebec Government has created a "special quota"
called the Contingent particulier, via which we
are able to consider the following categories of applicants.
Retour de pratique:
for licensed physicians returning from practice in Quebec.
particulier: for Quebec MD’s who have trained outside of Quebec
for at least 1 year. Also eligible under this category are Quebec MD's
who began a residency program in Quebec, who withdrew from that program
and who have not been admitted in a residency program for a minimum of
Quota: for Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada
who are graduates of a Canadian medical school outside of Quebec or a US
medical school, who
are currently registered in a course of postgraduate training elsewhere
in Canada outside Quebec, and who wish to train in Quebec.
for US Citizens who are graduates of a U.S. Medical schools.
Application information can be found in this section.
For the 2015-2016 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
the CaRMS Match:
www.carms.ca: Geriatrics, General Internal Medicine,
Hematology, Medical Oncology, Rheumatology and Pediatric Specialty
Programs; and this program offered through the NRMP Match:http://www.nrmp.org/
Pediatric General Surgery.
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:
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11 September, 2014