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An International Medical Graduate (IMG) is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident who graduates from a medical school outside of Canada.*  There is a separate admission process for IMGs to Family Medicine Residency, which involves CaRMS, assignment to a cohort group, a pre-residency training program and an assessment verification period.  See below for more information on each of these steps.

*the IMG group includes graduates from American schools of Osteopathic Medicine.

Residency Program Information for IMG applicants (video)

Resources for IMGs:


    • McMaster University Department of Family Medicine
    • David Braley Health Sciences Centre
    • 100 Main Street West, 6th Floor
    • Hamilton, ON L8P 1H6
    • Map / Directions