Department of Anesthesia

Pain Medicine Application Information

The application process is administered through the CaRMS [Canadian Residency Match Service] Medicine Subspecialty Match (MSM).

The CaRMS MSM website generally opens in late July (for a start date of the following July), application deadline is generally in late August, Interviews occur at the University of Toronto on a single day in early October and then match results are sent to programs and candidates in November.

The application can be accessed on the Carms website available at:

NOTE: If you have also applied to the U.S match through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP), please be advised that the University of Toronto is a participating institution and adheres to the match policy. The policy states that "Applicants who have matched to a program or have accepted a position during the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP), shall not apply for, discuss, interview for, or accept a concurrent year position in another program prior to the NRMP granting the requested waiver." More information is accessible at