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    getting a residency in Canada as an IMG...suggestions??

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    Hi!
    I`m an international medical student, graduating soon, and I`m interested in doing my postgraduate training in Canada...the thing is I haven`t met anyone who has taken the exams required or has been in a similar situation to mine...
    suggestions please!??

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    Almost nill

    Unfortunately it is virtually impossible to return to Canada as an IMG. Check out [blocked by request].com, the administrator was a SABA grad from Canada and explains the reasons why it is so difficult. It looks like things may be changing though as there is a definite physician shortage in Canada. Where are you graduating from?

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    Almost nill

    Quote Originally Posted by KDog
    Unfortunately it is virtually impossible to return to Canada as an IMG. Check out [blocked by request].com, the administrator was a SABA grad from Canada and explains the reasons why it is so difficult. It looks like things may be changing though as there is a definite physician shortage in Canada. Where are you graduating from?
    Judging by the flag would it be Venezula?

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    While the [blocked by request] site has some truth to it, much of the information is misleading or out of date. Do some research to obtain a more current perspective.
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    there is hope?

    So it sounds like what you are saying is there is a better chance of returning to Canada unlike what caribmedicine clearly states? Where is the best place to research this? Also is the H1-B really that hard to obtain within a reasonable timeframe to obtain residency in the US? I will be starting in Jan 05 so I am trying to establish a mental date in my head when I will realistically match.

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    Hi! thanks for answering....Im graduating from Vanezuela.
    I checked the website you suggested but Im not sure the info they give applies to my situation...
    thanks anyway!

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    Sofya from Venezuela

    Hi Sofya

    Once you chose to leave Canada you are an IMG so whether you are from Venezuela or Canada you still face the same problems in order to practice in Canada. You are right the site I directed you to is designed for the IMG set to practice in the US. It does explain, minimially why it is tough to return to Canada though.

    The site (for Ontario) www.cpso.on.ca and click on Info and Registration will give you some information and contact numbers for foreign graduates. It is a start anyway.

    I wish I was in Venezuela right now.

    KDog

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    ????????

    thanks for the new website..Im going to check it ou right a way........just out of curiosity...why would you want to be in Venezuela rightnow???

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    Your answer

    I am just speaking like a typical Canadian tired of winter here in Toronto. The thought of Venezuela, all politics etc. aside, implies beaches and warm weather. I'm on my way and I'll see ya there...... Sorry, I think I just need a vacation.

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    good answer!

    yeah well Ill give you that...Venezuela is great (politics aside!) !!!!

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