Department of Critical Care Medicine
School of Medicine Queen's University

How to Apply

Application to the two-year subspecialty program in Critical Care at Queen’s is coordinated through the Medicine Subspecialty Match (MSM) offered by the Canadian Residency Matching Service (CaRMS). Applicants to the match must generally be in their be in their final year of Canadian residency training in Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Cardiac Surgery, or General Surgery, or must be in their third year of a Core Internal Medicine residency. For complete details on eligibility and on applying to the Queen’s CCM Program through the MSM, visit

Candidates wishing to apply for CCM training overlapping with their base specialty training in Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine or General Surgery must have completed at least three years of residency prior to entry into Critical Care. Overlap training is usually restricted to trainees from Queen’s University residency programs, but applicants from other centres may be considered in some circumstances. Overlap training requires the consent and recommendation of the base specialty training program director, and interested applicants should contact the Critical Care program director directly to discuss application requirements and procedures.

Entrance to Critical Care training from other specialty programs is possible, but must follow completion of primary specialty training and candidates must meet the eligibility requirements set by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Specialty Committee in Critical Care. Such applications are considered on a case-by-case basis, and generally require significant advance planning on the part of the trainee to ensure that entrance requirements are met during base specialty training.

International physicians wishing to pursue Critical Care training at Queen’s University must be fully sponsored and funded for such training by their home government. Interested applicants should contact the Queen’s University Postgraduate Medical Education office for information on eligibility and application procedures