The increase in unmatched Canadian medical graduates: who is to blame and should we be concerned?

  • Megan Sorokopud-Jones


2017 and 2018 saw increased numbers of Canadian medical graduates (CMGs) go unmatched to residency programs following the second iteration of the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) match. This increase has been partly attributed to (1) changes to residency programs in Quebec, and (2) students generally ranking more competitive specialities as their rst choice in their CaRMS application. It is unclear if the number of unmatched CMGs will continue to rise, but the increase has caught the attention of the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada, medical schools and students across Canada.