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The Matchbook

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Matchbook 2021-2022
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The Matchbook is a joint initiative of the CFMS and CaRMS designed to educate medical students about the Match and assist with career planning. For complete information on the CaRMS Match, visit the CaRMS website.

What's in the Matchbook?

The Matchbook, first created in 2008 and currently at its 12th edition, intends to (1) provide an introduction to the Canadian residency match process, (2) present an overview of the major steps involved, and (3) aid Canadian medical students at various stages of training in planning their strategy for matching in their preferred programs.

Old Matchbooks

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Specialty profiles

Having trouble deciding on a post-graduate specialty? The Canadian Medical Association has compiled useful information on each specialty, which is available on the student section of their website.

CFMS Matchbook Cover Contest

Are you a graphic artist or maybe a hobbyist? Do you want to be involved with CFMS? Do you just have some free time? The CFMS Matchbook helps medical students navigate the CaRMS process every year, and this year, we are holding a design contest for the cover! The prize is a $150 Amazon gift card. This is a great chance to show off your artwork and have it shared with thousands of medical students and residents who contribute to the Matchbook. If you have any questions whatsoever, please feel free to reach out to [email protected].


  • This year’s cover contest is now closed. Stay tuned for next year’s contest
  • The design must be at 300 DPI (2550 by 3300 pixels), maximum 8.5 inch (width) x 7 inch (height)
  • File formats accepted: .jpeg, .png, .tiff, .eps, .ai, .indd
  • You must have copyright permissions for the design