Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Medicine (2022/2023)
8 Postgraduate Medical Training

Postgraduate medical training is offered in residency programs leading to certification by either the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). These are full-time training programs comprised of hands-on practical training complemented by formal teaching and academic study. Residency programs are completed in a structured learning environment consisting of hospital and community based teaching units, supervised by faculty. Residents are required to participate fully in all medical education experiences that occur at various times and communities throughout their respective residency program.

The Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) Committee oversees all aspects of the planning of residency programs and reports to the Dean of Medicine through the Associate Dean, PGME. The structure of residency programs is based on Canadian Excellence in Residency Accreditation (CanERA), which includes accreditation standards, processes and support tools. Residency programs are accredited through the Canadian Residency Accreditation Consortium (CanRAC), comprising the College of Family Physicians of Canada, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and the Collège des médecins du Québec.

8.1 Admission

Persons interested in a residency program apply through the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS). Further information is available from the CaRMS website at; by writing to, CaRMS, Suite 802, 151 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5H3; or, by contacting the CaRMS office by telephone at (800) 291-3727.

A Resident who is currently in a residency program at another university and is interested in a residency program at Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Faculty of Medicine is advised to consult the PGME website at, or contact the Office by email at, or by telephone at (709) 864-6331 for further information.