IM Subspecialities:

    Allergy and Immunology

    Cardiology

    Endocrinology

    Gastroenterology

    Geriatrics

    Hematology

    Oncology

    Infectious Diseases

    Nephrology

    Respirology

    Rheumatology

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Main Specialty match

In 2018, 437 Canadian medical graduates matched to internal medicine (IM), making IM the second largest specialty after family medicine.

The numbers:

  • 852 applicants for 452 positions
  • 416 applicants ranked IM as their first choice
  • 437 spots filled

 

Time trend:

Breakdown by Location (round 1)

School Internal Medicine Number of positions filled in R1
Memorial 10
Dalhousie 17
Laval 35
Sherbrooke 36
Montreal 45
McGill 27
Ottawa 23
Queen’s 15
NOSM 4
McMaster 24
Toronto 49
Western 25
Manitoba 16
U OF Sas 9
U OF Alberta 23
Calgary 27
UBC 47
Grand Total 432

Do electives matter?

The majority of graduates who match to internal medicine have completed at least one elective in the specialty. Over the years, there has been an increasing number of applicants with three or more electives in IM.

More information available here and here.


Medicine Subspecialty match (MSM)

In their PGY-3 year, IM residents may choose to apply for subspecialties within internal medicine.

Breakdown by subspecialty (2019)

Discipline First choice discipline Total quota Ratio
Occupational Medicine 0 1 N/A
Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology 2 4 2.00
Geriatric Medicine 18 30 1.67
Medical Oncology 23 35 1.52
Pain Medicine 6 9 1.50
Adult Palliative Medicine 5 7 1.40
Adult Nephrology 33 36 1.09
General Internal Medicine 92 99 1.08
Adult Clinical Immunology & Allergy 12 12 1.00
Adult Rheumatology 38 37 0.97
Adult Cardiology 69 64 0.93
Hematology 40 37 0.93
Adult Infectious Diseases 21 18 0.86
Adult Endocrinology and Metabolism 33 27 0.82
Adult Gastroenterology 43 35 0.81
Adult Respirology 52 42 0.81
Adult Critical Care Medicine 55 43 0.78

More information could be found on the CaRMs MSM Website.

Page Author(s): Hsin-Yen Liu (2021)

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