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    Is it necessary to have a bachelors degree for US/Canadian medical licensing?

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    The title says it all, but a brief expansion:I have read forums concluding to one common topic about the US licensing prereqs. Some say that a bachelors degree is not only required for med schools but also when applying for the state's licensing exam. This is also one of the reasons why a 4 year M.D. right after high school is not acceptable in most US states. Does that mean a well prepared high school student should at least complete his/her entire undergraduate before applying to med schools? Or will 90 credits (3-years) do the job?In short what should I do so I don't screw myself over after completing my M.D. P.S. I am a Canadian high school graduate.

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    Short answer: no. Long answer: no, but your best option is always seeking admission to an LCME (US or Canadian) medical school which requires graduating from a US or Caandian university (technically not "required" but statistically speaking no school admits student who don't have a four-year degree). Any State / Provincial licensing agency requiring a Bachelor's degree for licensure would essentially be saying they don't want to license IMGs since most doctors in the world earn an MBBS rather than a four-year degree and MD.

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