News: Family Medicine and local connections factor strongly in 2017 CaRMS match

On March 1, medical students across the country received postgraduate program offers in the first iteration of residency match from the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS). Students at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry were no exception, learning their outcomes in the afternoon.

As in past years, more than 40 per cent of the graduating class chose Family Medicine as their residency program of choice.

The majority has also chosen to pursue their residency in Ontario, with 34 per cent continuing their medical education as residents in Schulich Medicine & Dentistry programs. The remainder matched to a large number of schools and programs across Canada.

The Class has matched to a large number of competitive programs and a variety of learning locations from large academic teaching centres to smaller rural Family Medicine sites. After Family Medicine, the most popular specialties were Internal Medicine and Psychiatry, followed by surgical specialties.

The School plans to work closely with the members of the Class, who were not successful in this initial round of the residency match. Our goal is to assist these students to prepare for a successful outcome in the second iteration of the residency match.

The Doctor of Medicine program team, together with the leadership of the Learner Equity & Wellness Office, will be reviewing student results to continue to strengthen learner success in future residency matches.

In reviewing the results of the match, Dr. Gary Tithecott, associate dean, Undergraduate Medical Education, noted the School’s pride in learner achievements which are a consequence of students’ efforts and the strong models of faculty mentorship and education in our school.