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    JammerA is offline Newbie 510 points
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    Clinical Rotations / Employment in USA/Canada

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    I'm thinking about attending the 6-year program at UJ but I have some questions about what it's like after. I would like to come back to NA but I am aware this can be rather difficult.

    My first question is: Would I be able to take both the USMLE exams and the MCCEE (the Canadian one) exams? Or is it one or the either or just atypical to bother with both?

    And since I don't have a US passport I would need a visa. Is this process difficult when you're doing clinical rotations while studying? and also how does it look after when you are trying to match? I'd still need a visa but I am unfamiliar with this process.

    Huge thanks to any answers!

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    yes, u will be able to take both exams. If u wanna stay in U.S take USMLE; if u wanna stay in Canada u need to take MCCEE.
    To complete ur residency in Canada u must be either a landed immigrant or a citizen

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    You don't really have to worry too much about visa at this point. When a residency program accepts you they will give you either J1 or H1B visa. H1B will allow you to stay in the US and immigrate. the J1 visa will kick you out after residency back to your home country for 2 years. A lot of people prefer H1B, but residencies like to give out J1 because it is much easier to get.

    Needing a visa usually makes it harder to match, needing an H1B makes it even harder, many programs openly state they don't give H1Bs.

    Like MD220 said you can take both exams. Its not atypical to bother with both. The MCCEE is similar to the USMLE Step 2 CK and the Nac OSCE is similar to the Step 2 CS. So basically when you study for one you can do a bit of extra studying and do both.

    If you apply to residency in both countries, Canada gets first pick. If you match in Canada, you are automatically removed from matching in the US.
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