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alert
10-14-2009, 05:44 PM
I heard that Australia doctors can now practice in Ontario very easily without writing exams. Is this true?

thx

Mourning Cloak
10-15-2009, 10:52 AM
I heard that Australia doctors can now practice in Ontario very easily without writing exams. Is this true?

thx

The recent change in Ontario is the introduction of the fourth pathway (http://www.cpso.on.ca/policies/policies/default.aspx?id=2350&terms=pathway), which permits IMGs with US residency training to qualify for independent practice eventually.

See the link for details.

Otherwise, one can apply to sit the necessary Canadians exams so long as one trained in one of the 29 accredited jurisdictions (http://rcpsc.medical.org/residency/certification/img_page2_e.php). Also useful: IMG (http://rcpsc.medical.org/residency/certification/img_e.php#jurisdiction).

Note that if you're a family doc (http://www.cfpc.ca/English/cfpc/education/examinations/EQUIVALENT%20TRAINING/default.asp?s=1), the process is (at least on paper) considerably easier - not surprising, given the relative shortage of family MDs in Canada at the moment.

gullz
10-21-2009, 05:56 AM
hi all,
i finished my A-lvls wid strait A"s and have 6 A"s and 2 B"s in my O-lvls...i scored 79.8percnt in my Mcat whch is not sufficient to get me admitted in to any govt medical college of pakistan.

the thng is tht now i want to try abroad to pursue my medical studies.Canada and Australia are my main focus.

i hope im not late,so if any1 of u knows of medical universities of Aus and Canada which are of gud standard and are open for admissions ,do let me know!!!

Mourning Cloak
10-21-2009, 05:40 PM
hi all,
i finished my A-lvls wid strait A"s and have 6 A"s and 2 B"s in my O-lvls...i scored 79.8percnt in my Mcat whch is not sufficient to get me admitted in to any govt medical college of pakistan.

the thng is tht now i want to try abroad to pursue my medical studies.Canada and Australia are my main focus.

i hope im not late,so if any1 of u knows of medical universities of Aus and Canada which are of gud standard and are open for admissions ,do let me know!!!

All medical schools in Canada are of excellent quality.

Few Canadian medical schools admit students who are not citizens/permanent residents. The University of Toronto and McMaster admit non-Canadians, however.

You can read about the applicant requirements for the Ontario schools here (http://www.ouac.on.ca/omsas/pdf/rc_omsas_e.pdf). Note that the application deadline for 2010 has passed.

Entry standards for Canadian schools are very high.

The MEAN gpa for the most recent class admitted to McMaster (http://fhs.mcmaster.ca/mdprog/documents/Classof2012.pdf) and the U of T (http://www.md.utoronto.ca/admissions/statistics.htm) was 3.89/4.00; the mean MCAT score was 32Q (10,11,11).

McGill (http://www.mcgill.ca/medicine/admissions/faq/) apparently also accepts international students. The average gpa is 3.83/4.00 and the average MCAT is 33Q (12,11,10).

popo11
12-20-2009, 04:14 PM
you heard wrong:clapover:


I heard that Australia doctors can now practice in Ontario very easily without writing exams. Is this true?

thx

DocNoChange
12-27-2009, 06:02 PM
Very wrong, I am a Canadian MD, I can tell you that Australian graduates get no special treatment in licensure for Canada. Only graduates from LCME US schools are on the same playing field. And another thing, why bother coming back to Canada? I heard Australian GPs earn around 300k a year, you will make half that in the US or Canada, and work more. The economic situation in North America, particularly the US is extremely shakey, trust me I live in the epicenter, California, which is bankrupt.







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