Candidates who are eligible for the current assessment cycle will be invited to participate in the Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI). All candidates who wish to compete for CaRMS R-1 positions for IMGs in Alberta must take the MMI.
The MMI is designed to assess personal qualities through the seven CanMEDS competencies, developed by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) and the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC).
The MMI has been modeled on the Objective Structured Clinical Examination that is commonly used by Health Sciences Programs to evaluate student competence. It consists of a series of short carefully timed interview stations in an attempt to draw multiple samples of a candidate’s ability to think on their feet, critically appraise information, effectively communicate their ideas, and demonstrate their insight into unique and complex clinical scenarios.
The MMI is offered in Calgary once a year in the Fall.
Update May 31, 2021:
In addition, all eligible candidates are required to participate in the CASPer exam. Details will be provided in the Eligibility Status Notification email.
Only applicants who have successfully received their MMI and CasPER invitations will be allowed to participate in AIMGA’s preparation and mock course.
Candidates should be receiving their invitations sometime in October 2021 (Please see important dates and timelines:https://www.aimg.ca/how-it-works/important-dates-and-deadlines/)