Residency Training

A medical residency is a postgraduate training program you take after completing med school. It allows you to perform as a licensed practitioner while under the supervision of an experienced preceptor, or teaching physician.

Each university in Canada with a medical degree program also offers a residency program. Some residency programs have a particular focus such as the Rural Alberta South and Rural Alberta North rural residency programs in Alberta offered through the U of A and U of C.

When you have completed your medical degree, you apply and are “matched’ with a residency program through an organization called the Canadian Residency Matching Services or CaRMS. For more information on the matching process, see