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of your choice.
Preparing a strong residency application is vital to your future as a practicing physician in Canada or the United States. I Got In provides the right guidance, mentorship, and expertise, so that your application can stand out and beat the odds of matching.
Though the CaRMS and ERAS matching processes are designed to be objective and transparent, matching remains a complicated, competitive, and overwhelming experience.
I Got In helps you build an application that not only best resembles you, but also reflects the profile that your programs of choice are seeking.
Why Choose Us?
We complete an in depth assessment to find the best way of highlighting your strengths and mitigating your weaknesses.
You will be assigned a team of qualified experts who will know the ins and outs of the application process.
Data Driven Decisions
We use reliable data to give you informed and critical feedback throughout your journey.
A Winning Strategy
We help you develop a game plan based on your scores, preferences and experience.
Choose Your Service
Canadian Residency Matching Service
The Canadian Residency Matching Service (CaRMS) matches applicants to residency programs using a comprehensive and objective algorithm. CaRMS is a centralized hub that bridges provincial and regional differences in the approach to residency matching.
What is included in a CaRMS application?
Your CaRMS application will be comprehensive and should be used to highlight all your strengths.
The application includes:
In addition to the list above, you may include other documents in your application that you believe will strengthen your position and increase your odds.
Following submission of the CaRMS application, residency programs choose who they would like to interview.
How am I Matched?
Each residency program looks for particular characteristics that align with the specialty’s requirements.
During interviews, the committee members will want to learn about your personal life goals in addition to your professional ambitions to verify whether you’re the right match for the program. Ultimately, matching boils down to:
Your list prioritizes your residency program choices while the program’s list prioritizes their applicants of choice. Then, the CaRMS algorithm works its magic to produce the best matching outcome.
Remember that you are obligated to accept your matching program, so if there is one that you are not interested in, leave it out of your ROL.
Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®)
The Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®) is the portal through which applicants submit their applications to their residency programs of choice. The various Designated Dean’s offices, program directors, applicants, and referees all have access to ERAS which simplifies the process of submitting and subsequently distributing documents.
What is included in an ERAS application?
Your ERAS application will be comprehensive and should be used to highlight all your strengths.
The application includes:
How am I Matched?
Having received and reviewed your application and all of the additional supporting documents you submitted to ERAS, programs then select which applicants they would like to invite for an interview. They select these applicants based on their grades, and their USMLE step 1 and Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) scores.
Your interview will then allow you to advocate for why you believe you are the best candidate. It will also grant you the opportunity to learn a little bit more about the programs and whether you believe it would be the right choice for you.
Each residency program looks for particular characteristics that generally align with the specialty’s requirements. During interviews, the committee members will want to learn about your personal life goals in addition to your professional ambitions. In a nutshell, they want to verify whether you’re the right match for the program. Ultimately, matching boils down to:
Your list prioritizes your residency program choices while the program’s list prioritizes their applicants of choice.
The National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®) is where the AAMC conducts The Match® every year. Just like CaRMS, the NRMP® utilizes an algorithm that matches applicants with programs based on the ROL that they both generate. Between the program’s ROL and the applicant’s ROL, the algorithm favours that of the applicant.
International Medical Graduates (IMG)
Preparing an outstanding residency application is vital to your future as a practicing physician in Canada or the U.S. As an IMG, you will face even greater competition than traditional applicants. Your application needs the guidance of the most seasoned experts in the field. We will provide you with access to our knowledge, tools, and resources to help you match to the program of your choice.
How We Help
International Medical Graduates (IMGs) are held to a higher standard than domestic graduates in both Canada and the U.S., and their chance of matching is lower. IMGs must complete additional national or state/provincial requirements, and some programs even require them to undergo an orientation to ensure they operate under the same scope of knowledge as other residents.
To increase the odds of matching, an IMG residency application demands a unique and highly strategic approach. Our IMG residency experts support you through every step. Their goal is to help you match to the program of your choice.
Our experts help you submit a compelling application that highlights your interpersonal and leadership skills, your commitment to a strong moral code, and your inclination towards innovation and inquiry. Plus, our top-tier consultants help tailor your application to the specific candidate profiles that your programs of choice are seeking. With their support, you will craft an authentic story that expertly incorporates all of your experiences and leverages your unique background.
What is included in an IMG application and Who Can Apply?
In addition to the documents required by CaRMS and ERAS , some of the criteria you must meet as an IMG includes:
There are a lot of moving parts to an IMG application. It’s vital that you start the process early, follow up on progress with your verification request, and regularly check the eligibility requirements in case changes are made.
Visit our CaRMS and ERAS pages to learn how you’re matched with a program.