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Admission to PM&R


Admission to entry-level positions in PM&R is gained through the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS).  Please consult their website for the most up-to-date admission requirements.

Selection Criteria

The candidate must acquire a working knowledge of the specialty, including its foundations in the basic medical sciences and research. Candidates must demonstrate the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes for effective patient-centred care to a diverse population. In all aspects of specialist practice, the candidate must be able to address issues of gender, sexual orientation, age, culture, ethnicity and ethics in a professional manner. Other considerations are:

- a solid academic standing

- an interest in medical education and clinical medicine 

- excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills as well as maturity, empathy, sensitivity are highly valued

- demonstrates leadership skills 

-demonstrates collaboration skills, collegiality

- research activities


Candidates felt to be acceptable, based on initial assessment of their applications, will be invited to complete virtual interviews. Invitations will be sent by Department Manager via email.  Only those who have been selected for an interview will be contacted directly by Department Manager.  

 Interviews will be conducted by traditional format-two on one persons. There will be a total 3 panels will complete interviews, total time for all interviews is 45 minutes (15 minutes, each panel).  Interview panel will consist of one attending faculty and one current PM&R resident.  In each interview time will be included for candidates to ask questions about the program.