Who Can Apply

Becoming a medical resident in British Columbia means satisfying requirements from the Medical Council of Canada, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia, CaRMS and the University of British Columbia.

Graduates of a medical school outside of Canada and the US, or graduates of osteopathic schools of medicine in the US, can apply to become medical residents in B.C. When applying to CaRMS, you will be asked to demonstrate your citizenship status.

Citizenship Status

  • Canadian Citizen
  • Permanent Resident

Demonstrate Your Status

To demonstrate your citizenship status, you will be required to submit a copy of one of the following documents to CaRMS by the Rank Order deadline. Visit the CaRMS website for a full list of accepted document types.

  • Canadian Birth Certificate or Act of Birth
  • Passport page showing Canadian Citizenship
  • Certificate of Canadian Citizenship
  • Canadian Citizen Card (both sides of card)
  • Current Canadian Permanent Resident Card (both sides of card)
  • Confirmation of Permanent Residence in Canada