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Residency Match Resources


This page is intended to be a guide to help students preparing for or undergoing through the residency match process. The resources listed below are meant to help guide students to the relevant supports that are available to them for each phase of the residency application process – pre-interview, interview, and post-interview. If at any time you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Director of Education at[email protected] or Director of Student Affairs at [email protected].



  • CFMS Matchbook:Annual publication designed to educate medical students about the Match and assist with career planning. Outlines major deadlines, details steps involved and provides advice/tips. New 2024 Matchbook coming soon!!

  • onboardMD: Online platform that provides resources, information, tips and overall support for medical students from first year up to final year.

  • MDFM “Ask Me Anything…”: Interview series hosted by MD Financial Management with current residents who recently participated in the residency match process that help answer common questions/concerns and provide tips/advice for students entering the match process.

  • MatchStats:Resource created by UofT MedSoc in collaboration with CFMS meant to aid medical students in interpreting the electives and match statistics.

  • CaRMS Interview Experiences data: Access 10 years of data regarding interview attendance, costs and schedules.


  • CMA Mock Interviews: Mock interview sessions organized by the CMA where current residents help prepare medical students for interviews by simulating interview scenarios and providing feedback.

  • Interview Preparation Guide: Online resources for interview tips/strategies such as practice interview questions, what to expect at interviews and how to pose questions at end of interview.


  • Couples Match Rank Order List Tool: Online tool to help students that are couples matching to create their rank order list with the ability to input specialties, locations and preferences.

  • CFMS Unmatched Peer Mentorship Network:This is a forum where you can make an anonymous account and receive support from previously unmatched students. You may ask questions about the match process, what resources are available, your options, or anything else. You may also chat with any of the available mentors for one-on-one mentorship and peer support. The page is restricted to CFMS moderators, uCMG mentors, and current uCMG students to ensure your privacy and comfort levels are always maintained. Sign up at and don't hesitate to contact us at [email protected] and [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns!

  • 2nd Iteration Match Stipend*: The CFMS is excited to offer all unmatched members $150 to support applying to the second iteration of the R-1 match. The reimbursement form is available here. The reimbursement form must be completed and submitted to [email protected] from your school email account by May 31th, 2024.

  • CFMS Transition to Residency Guide: Guide to help students entering residency with information regarding financial planning, career decisions and resources available to residents.

  • CFMS Unmatched Grad Mentorship Program: If you are an unmatched grad, you can reach out to the Director of Education or Education Associate [email protected] to be paired with a buddy/mentor who has been unmatched in a previous year. We will do our best to pair students with mentors who have similar interests or schools. Our Quebec Regional Director will aid in translation if needed. We will all maintain confidentiality and protect your personal information.

  • Wellness Supports: We encourage all learners to be in close contact with their Student Affairs offices for comprehensive support during this process. The Canadian Medical Association provides a landing page with links to National HelpLines, as well as Provincial and Territorial Physician Support Services that are freely available to medical students 24/7.

  • SafeSpaces Peer Support Session for Unmatched Students (TBD): In the past, we have partnered with the CMA to host a psychiatrist-moderated peer support session for our unmatched students to help with connecting students with this experience. This is open only to unmatched Canadian Medical Graduates from the 2024 match cycle, and can be participated in anonymously if that is preferred. The SafeSpaces team is in the process of working with the CMA to plan for this years’ session, and we will let you know as soon as we know more. For more information, contact [email protected]

*The Canadian Medical Association, MD Financial Management Inc. and Scotiabank together proudly support the CFMS 2nd Iteration Grant, one of several initiatives that comprise our 10-year, $115 million commitment to supporting the medical profession and advancing health in Canada.