Application & Requirements

As medical education varies widely internationally, prior to applying to residency in Canada, all IMGs must complete a series of standardized assessments to ensure they meet the minimum Canadian medical education standards and have the required skills to start residency training. IMGs seeking to be matched to a residency position in British Columbia are required to be accepted into  UBC’s Clinical Assessment Program (CAP). The CAP provides a transparent and equitable process designed to support UBC residency programs not only assess candidates’ past clinical experience, but evaluate their potential for success in residency training and suitability for working in communities across B.C.

In Canada, individuals interested in postgraduate training are then matched to universities through an electronic service called CaRMS (the Canadian Resident Matching Service). In order to apply to a residency position IMG’s must meet the CaRMS requirements and the British Columbia Provincial requirements. Candidates should familiarize themselves with the criteria that is evaluated during selection as listed on our CaRMS program descriptions.

Candidates that are selected into a residency position, cannot commence their training without a license issued by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC. Residents accepted into the program must meet the CPSBC requirements at the time that they apply for licensure (after match day).

FMProC: New requirement for 2024

The University of British Columbia Family Medicine Program is very excited to be part of FM Residency Programs to use the Family Medicine Professional Choices Assessment (FMProC), which is a Family Medicine context-specific Situational Judgement Test.

 Applicants must upload FMProC result letter to CaRMS for your application to be considered complete.

Registration to sit the test will be open from September 20, 2023 to October 25, 2023. This is a hard deadline and no late registration requests will be accommodated.

To register and find out more about the test please go to All test related updates will be posted on the website.

(updated on May 01, 2023)