Return of Service Agreement

Commitments after residency

In the CaRMS process, a number of residency positions will require Return of Service (ROS) commitments.  All dedicated ROS positions require a signed ROS agreement.  These positions are identified as both IMG and CMG ROS positions on the CaRMS site.  All individuals who match in an ROS stream are required to sign a return of service contract prior to starting their residency with the agency sponsoring the position.  Successful entrance into training is dependent upon having a signed agreement in place.

Sponsors of the positions in the GNLCAMS stream, are the Ministry of Health of Nova Scotia, or New Brunswick or Prince Edward Island.

Unfilled positions after the first iteration are open to all candidates including graduates of Canadian Medical Schools and GNLCAMSs who fulfill the eligibility criteria.  Those individuals who are matched through CaRMS to unfilled residency positions with associated ROS commitments are required to sign a return of service contract with the specific sponsoring agency prior to starting their residency.

Interested candidates may contact the relevant individual(s) below to discuss terms and conditions of the Return for Service in each of the jurisdictions:

2020 – The Nova Scotia Department of Health & Wellness is supporting positions for Family Medicine sites in Halifax, Cape Breton, Annapolis Valley, and South West Nova.

The New Brunswick Department of Health & Wellness is supporting a position for Family Medicine site in Saint John.

The Prince Edward Island Department of Health & Wellness is supporting a position for Family Medicine site in Charlottetown

Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness
Email: Physician.resources@novascotia.ca

New Brunswick Department of Health
Michelle Anne Duguay
Email: michelleanne.duguay@gnb.ca

Prince Edward Island Department of Health
Christie MacPherson
Email: cdmacpherson@ihis.org