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To complete your postgraduate training in Quebec, you must be registered and have a training card that indicates which program you are enrolled in, the training sites you will be completing your clinical rotations (training periods) at, their duration and your level of training.

As a resident, you are authorized to perform, among the professional activities reserved to physicians, those that correspond to your level of training and are required to complete your postgraduate training.

Training starting on July 1, 2016:
You must submit your application for a training card no later than May 16, 2016 at 11:59 pm.

Training starting after July 1, 2016:
You must submit your application before the beginning of your training.

The training card does not authorize you to:

  • practice medicine anywhere other than at accredited training sites;
  • write medical prescriptions anywhere other than at sites where you are authorized to practice;
  • purchase drugs from pharmaceutical companies for your personal use;
  • charge fees;
  • sign medical documents with legal effect, such as insurance forms, death certificates, etc.

To submit an application for a training card:
(process renewable for each year of residency or fellowship

To submit an application for the addition of a training site for a residency program:


For information, write to: cartestages@cmq.org

For further information:

Last update: June 29, 2016