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Medical Officer Training Program for Unmatched Students - MOTP Surge


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What is the MOTP Surge?
The Medical Officer Training Plan (MOTP) Surge is a collaborative initiative between participating Family Medicine Residency Programs across Canada and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) which provides an opportunity for medical students who remain unmatched after the first iteration in the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) to apply for a residency position in Family Medicine and subsidization through the CAF during the second iteration.

The CAF will be holding a 2020 MOTP Surge.  For more information on eligibility, application process and deadline to apply, please visit the following links:

Information on who is eligible to apply to MOTP Surge positions:

Information on how to apply to MOTP Surge positions:

Information on the deadline to apply to a program in the MOTP Surge:

Background Information
In 2018 and 2019 the MOTP Surge took place after the second Match Day. This year it is taking place as part of the second iteration of CaRMS.

There are three unfilled MOTP/MMTP (Military Medical Training Program) seats that the programs are keen to offer within the second iteration: one seat at the University of Saskatchewan and 2 seats at Western University. Applicants can select these spots in addition to the other spots they are applying for.

MOTP/MMTP documentation on the CaRMS website must be completed to select these seats. Both CMGs and IMGs are eligible. Application is due March 19th with the second iteration application.