Competitive Stream (Medical Residency Stream Pilot)

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Program overview

This pilot program provides International Medical Graduates (IMGs) and Canadian Medical Graduates (CMGs) the opportunity to complete residency and practice as a physician in B.C. In exchange, participants complete a three-year return of service (ROS) after completing their residency. Further information is available on the Postgraduate Medical Education webpage.

Residency positions

The competitive stream positions at UBC for the 2024 Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) match are:

  • Diagnostic Radiology (2)
  • Emergency Medicine (2)
  • Internal Medicine (7)
  • Neurology (1)
  • Neurosurgery (1)
  • Orthopedic Surgery (1)
  • Psychiatry (5)
  • Urology (1)

How to apply

All applications are made through CaRMS. Both IMGs and CMGs can apply to the competitive stream positions in the first iteration of the CaRMS Main Residency Match under the competitive ROS stream. Detailed information is available on the CaRMS website, the University of BC Faculty of Medicine IMG Office website, and the University of BC Postgraduate Medical Education website.

Return of service location

In this program, participants complete their ROS in B.C. For more information on the placement process, see the contract and policy documents on this page.

Participants in rural B.C. communities may be eligible for financial incentives. Learn more about Rural Practice Programs.

Return of service commitment

Accepting a competitive stream position via CaRMS requires executing the ROS contract. Each physician ROS program may have unique requirements. The ROS contract is a legal undertaking that warrants independent legal advice and thorough consideration of the contractual requirements. Contract termination due to breach of contract carries significant financial consequences. For full details on the ROS commitment, please see the contract templates and program policies in the sidebar.