PGME Queen's DND-Sponsored Training


Queen’s University and the Department of National Defence have launched a collaborative effort to offer up to four, post-second-iteration CaRMS, postgraduate training positions in family medicine for Canadian Armed Forces Medical Officers. This is a joint application process and, as such, your residency application will be viewed by representatives of both the Department of National Defence and Queen’s University.

Each applicant must be a current student in a Canadian medical school with an expected graduation date of Friday 1 June 2018 (or earlier) or be a past graduate of a Canadian medical school. Additionally, only those applicants who have concurrently applied to the Canadian Armed Forces will be considered.

It is important to note that your training position within Queen’s University is contingent upon ongoing sponsorship by the Department of National Defence.

Application Process:

1. Application to the Canadian Armed Forces (See eligibility for service in the Canadian Armed Forces.)

2. Simultaneous application to the Queen’s University Family Medicine postgraduate program. Your application must be sent as one file, to, and must include the following: 

a)      MSPR / Dean's letter
b)      Medical school transcripts
c)      Current curriculum vitae
d)      Applicant’s declaration
e)      Personal letter

3. Three reference letters shall be sent to directly by your referees. Reference letter instructions are linked here.

By submitting your application, you are granting authorization for both the Department of National Defence and Queen’s University to review its contents.

*If you do not meet the Canadian Armed Forces’ eligibility criteria, please do not apply, as your application will not be considered. Your acceptance is contingent upon sponsorship by the Department of National Defence.

Important Dates:

May 1, 2018:              Application Deadline
May 14-18, 2018:       Interviews
June 1-14, 2018:        Offers are sent
July 1, 2018:               Start of residency

Click here for more information about military residency at Queen's Family Medicine.

Note: We updated our eligibility requirements to better encompass eligible Canadian medical school graduates.