For important, real-time information on everything related to the 2018 -19 Residency Match (CaRMS) process.
The CaRMS online application system opens on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 12:00 (noon) ET. You will receive an email informing you how to log in and start your application.
OHPSA Support for Phase 1
You will be able to access our online appointment scheduling system called Veribook, to schedule an appointment with OHPSA staff for CV and personal statement reviews. An email will be sent to you from OHPSA with instructions on how to book your appointment. Through Veribook, you will be able to choose the appointment date, time and location that best suits your schedule. We offer daytime and evening appointments at St. George or UTM, and can meet with you in person, via phone/Skype, or online reviews.
To help us manage our high volume of requests for CaRMS draft CV and Personal Statement reviews and assistance, please do the following:
- Review the CV and Personal Statement Guidelines and Checklists in the CaRMS Application & Interview Guide.
- Write your draft CV and Personal Statement according to the guidelines before requesting feedback. Please do not bring/send us all different versions of Personal Statements – select short e.g. 500 word and long version e.g. 1500 words for review. We will review up to a maximum of 2 statements per appointment.
After the CaRMS application deadline (November 20, 2018), you will have the opportunity to work with OHPSA staff for interview coaching to prepare you for practice interviews, which will follow. Further details regarding this and additional phases will be sent to you in the future.
The CaRMS Application & Interview Guide also provides additional information for the CaRMS process including relevant timelines, the Reference Letter Toolkit and strategies for interview preparation.
MatchTip #1 - Did you know that you can get your original documents (i.e. passport, birth certificate, permanent resident card) notarized at no cost from the UME Enrolment Services in MSB 2124 between the hours of 9:00-4:00pm when you bring in the original documents. Before you do that though, be sure to check the CaRMS website for specific requirements since some provinces have different criteria. MAM students who can’t make it to St. George campus can bring your ID to UTM in the Terrence Donnelly Health Sciences Complex (TDHSC) and have one of the staff make copies to send to St. George. Once the notarizing is completed, the documents will be sent back via campus mail and you will be notified by email when it’s available for pickup.
How would a (personal) LOA look on my application to CaRMS? Does it state it as an LOA or just the start and end date of the program?
Once you have matched and are applying to a College for an educational license, you will need to report your LOA and the Registrar will write a letter of support, which will give the dates of the LOA and report any professionalism issues or changes in good standing during your program. Please note that an LOA does not change a good standing in the program. The counsellors in OHPSA can help you in preparing your letter.
This type of LOA has not shown any correlation to match rates.