1. Sign the Letter of Appointment (LOA) and send to your postgraduate medical education office (usually within 30 days).
  2. Become a member of the CPSO
    • Mandatory membership for residency
    • Application
    • It takes approximately 12 weeks to process the application so send it in early
    • Most schools will send in a photocopy of your medical degree automatically
    • Police and vulnerable screen check can take 8 to 10 weeks
  3. Become a member of the CMPA
    • Apply Online
    • Type of work code: 12 (without moonlighting)
    • The MOHLTC normally reimburses 80% of the dues. Go to the MOHLTC website and download and submit Application Form #3889 and Direct Deposit Authorization Form #7698.
  4. Become a member of the CFPC
    • Membership is automatic and handled by your Program Director and CFPC staff in August. PGY-1 membership is free.
    • PGY-2 membership is automatically renewed. You will be required to pay a $58 membership fee when you apply to write the certification examination in family medicine.
  5. Become a member of the OMA/CMA (optional)
    • OMA
    • CMA
      Note that you must be a member of OMA to join
    • Join SGFP (section of General and Family Practitioners) as secondary OMA group
  6. Complete all hospital/program-specific requirements
    • Online registration
    • Payroll/benefits form
    • Setting up/activating new email accounts
    • ACLS certification
    • Online training for electronic medical records (EMR) and other learning modules
  7. Immunization status: Schools will generally require evidence of tetanus, diphtheria, hepatitis B, MMR and TB testing, and N95 Mask Fitting
  8. Update your address on your driver’s license and vehicle registration
    • This can be done online at no cost
    • Visit a Service Ontario counter or kiosk, or click here
    • Contact your vehicle insurance company to update your address