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Canada Section - Canada - DocCanada: Being a doctor in Canada Forum - Canada Books

IMG who wants to Practise in Ontario Province
by pearl - 17048 reads, based on 44 votes
This i a short cut article to give a breif outlook for International Graduate who needs to pursue their medical career in Ontario Province of Canada. Every Province has thir own set of rules. I'll be talking specific about ON. But do not take my information as granted I took it by reading various website once I was applying and going thru my residency proceeding. My information can have some error or lack of knowledge too. ... More

by MCC - 26406 reads, based on 10 votes
This list is subject to change. If a country is not listed, contact the Medical Council of Canada. Only medical schools within these countries listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools http://www.who.int/hrh/documents/HRH_documents/en/index1.html or the International Medical Education Directory (IMED) http://imed.ecfmg.org/ are eligible. There may be minor differences in the names of the medical qualifications but, in general, these are the required qualifications. In the case of a discrepancy between the degree noted below and the World Directory of Medical Schools or IMED, the World Directory of Medical Schools and IMED will be taken as correct.... More

Useful addresses for Canadian medical authorities
by MCC - 5321 reads, 0 votes
Federation of Medical Regulatory Authorities of Canada P.O. Box 8234, Stn. "T", 103 - 2283 St. Laurent Blvd. Ottawa ON K1G 3H7 Website: www.fmrac.ca... More

by MCC - 17070 reads, based on 3 votes
For qualified graduates who are Canadian citizens or landed immigrants, information about entry to Canadian residency programs:... More

by MCC - 7856 reads, based on 3 votes
• Please refer to the MCC Website (www.mcc.ca) for any updates. • For information on postgraduate medical training, please contact the appropriate organization. • The Medical Council of Canada is a non-profit organization and, as such, does not have funds available for loans or grants, nor any information on where to obtain financial assistance.... More

by MCC - 17879 reads, based on 9 votes
The following points concerning the format of the examination are significant: (A) The MCCEE is a full-day examination. The examination consists of approximately 324 multiple-choice items. These test items are administered in two 3˝-hour sessions (one in the morning and one in the afternoon). All test items consist of a question or incomplete statement followed by five (5) suggested answers or completions.... More

by MCC - 5989 reads, based on 1 vote
A letter or e-mail will be sent to applicants approximately two to five (2 to 5) weeks after receipt of the application. The letter will advise either that the application has been accepted as COMPLETE, or that it is INCOMPLETE and the reasons why. Where possible, “incomplete” candidates will be notified by both mail and e-mail in order to expedite the process. An applicant cannot be registered for an examination session until his/her application is complete. The official receipt sent to acknowledge processing of a candidate’s payment does NOT signify acceptance for the examination.... More

by MCC - 4744 reads, 0 votes
• Candidate fees for an application that has remained inactive or incomplete shall be forfeited as of 31 December, four (4) full calendar years following the year of receipt of the candidate fee, i.e. applications received in 2000 that have remained inactive as of 31 December 2004 will be forfeited.... More

by MCC - 5295 reads, based on 1 vote
EXPLANATION – Please note that the deadline date specified for withdrawal or transfer requests is related to the release of Entrance Cards, production of examination material, attendance rolls, etc. All changes must be made prior to this activity.... More

by MCC - 20330 reads, based on 5 votes
Follow the steps listed below precisely and ensure that your complete application is received at the MCC office as early as possible before, and no later than, the application deadline date (see Section 5(A)). An incomplete application results in administrative fees (see Section 5(A)) as well as a delay in acceptance. Furthermore, an application that remains incomplete sixty (60) days prior to the originally scheduled session date will be transferred to an “undecided” status, and will remain as “undecided” until the application is made complete and the candidate confirms the new session date and center requested as well as submits payment of the applicable transfer fee of $200.00 CAD. The... More

by MCC - 5687 reads, based on 1 vote
(A) EXAMINATION AND APPLICATION DEADLINE DATES: Applications with all supporting documents are to be received and meet all requirements no later than the deadline dates listed below. Applications that are still incomplete as of the deadline for withdrawals and transfers (approximately 65 days prior to the examination date) due to problems with supporting documentation and/or payment, will be transferred to a future MCCEE session. (Please refer to the 2005 Evaluating Examination Schedule for specific deadline dates.) A transfer fee of $200.00 CAD will be imposed. The application will be transferred to an “undecided” status and will remain incomplete until the deficiencies are resolved, t... More

MCCEE - Examination Information
by MCC - 8941 reads, based on 3 votes
EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS The educational requirements to enter the examination, which are subject to change without notification, are as follows: • GRADUATES OF INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL SCHOOLS (IMGs) must have completed all didactic and practical requirements to obtain the final qualification of Doctor of Medicine or equivalent qualification (see Appendix A for specific credentials for each country) and be in receipt of the final medical diploma from the university that granted their medical degree. The medical diploma must entitle the candidate, with appropriate postgraduate training, to be licensed to practice as a physician in his/her country. The university granting the degree must... More

MCCEE - General Information
by MCC - 7325 reads, based on 1 vote
In 2005, the MCCEE will be administered three times: 6 January, 5 May and 8 September. The application deadlines and locations of the Canadian and overseas examination centers are shown on the 2005 Evaluating Examination Schedule,. The MCCEE is a one-day examination given in English or French, on the same day at all of the centers listed in the schedule.... More

by MCC - 5798 reads, based on 2 votes
In Canada, the thirteen (13) medical regulatory authorities (as listed in Appendix C) are responsible by law for licensing physicians to practice medicine within their own provincial or territorial jurisdiction. Any inquiry regarding licensure in Canada should be directed to the relevant licensing authority.... More

MCCEE - Essential Information
by MCC - 6648 reads, based on 1 vote
The purpose of this pamphlet is to inform persons who are involved with, or who intend to apply for, the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE) on matters relating to application, background, scope and other details of the examination. The MCCEE is offered to International Medical Graduates (IMGs) and International Medical Students (IMSs), as well as to D.O. graduates of American Osteopathic Association accredited schools.... More

Rules for Foreign Medical Graduates Wishing to Work in Canada
by Ali - 10063 reads, based on 10 votes
Individuals who receive basic medical degrees from medical schools that are not accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) or the equivalent committee in the United States, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), are considered to be international medical graduates (IMGs). ... More

Criterion for Eligibility of overseas doctor in Canada - 2003
by - 7003 reads, based on 1 vote
To be eligible for the MCCQE Part I, a candidate must: a) be a graduate, or be fully expected to complete all requirements to graduate before 1 July (for the spring administration) or 15 December (for the fall administration) of that calendar year, from a Canadian medical school accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS); OR ... More

APPLYING FOR THE QE PART I [Canada Qualifying Exam] - 2003
by - 3324 reads, 0 votes
When applying for the QE Part I, candidates must submit the following: (A) APPLICATION FORM - ALL CANDIDATES A current (2003) application form must be completed in black ink by all candidates. Forms downloaded from the MCC Website should be printed on white paper. At time of publication of this pamphlet, on-line pre-registration for the QE Part I is currently under construction and may be available in January 2003 for the spring 2003 application process. Once fully implemented, benefits of completing your registration on-line will include: ... More

by - 7034 reads, based on 1 vote
Subject matter for examination questions is guided by the Objectives for the Qualifying Examination, published by The Medical Council of Canada. The MCC does not require candidates to purchase or use any particular reference. The following textbooks may be used by MCC test committees to validate examination questions.... More

Dates of Canada qualifying Exam in 2003
by - 3110 reads, 0 votes
In 2003, examinations will be held over approximately a two-week period in the spring and one-week period in the fall. The faculties of medicine will choose the consecutive days for their respective center. In general, the days will be within the published dates below. However, the actual dates available will not necessarily be the entire period and, in some cases, depending on the total number of registrants, may extend prior to or beyond these dates. The dates for each center will be posted on the MCC Website as they are determined, approximately one month prior to the start of on-line scheduling. Candidates are encouraged to check the MCC Website. ... More

by - 2724 reads, 0 votes
CENTER ASSIGNMENT If a candidate wishes to limit his/her center assignment possibilities, and to withdraw his/her application if this condition cannot be met, this must be specified in the space provided on the application form. (See section 4(B), “Center Choice”.) Once a center has been assigned, a request for a change will be considered only if received sixty (60) days prior to the start of the session and if a space is available at the requested center. A request must be made in writing and accompanied by the administrative fee of $100.00 CDN ($65.00 US).... More

RESULTS - 2003 [Canada]
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COMPLAINTS A candidate who believes that environmental or personal health concerns suffered during the course of an examination session may significantly affect his/her results, must immediately communicate such concerns to the staff on site at the examination session in question AND submit a written report detailing the incident to the Executive Director of the MCC within one (1) week following the examination. Any intervention, if appropriate, is possible only if notice of the concern is presented by the candidate in this manner. ... More

REFUND POLICY - 2003 [Canada]
by - 2499 reads, 0 votes
WITHDRAWAL Candidates who withdraw their application will be provided a refund only if written notification of withdrawal is received by the MCC a full sixty (60) days before the start of the examination session. An administrative fee of $200.00 CDN ($130.00 US) will be withheld. Penalty fees paid with respect to a late application are non-refundable. The candidate’s Entrance Card must be returned before a refund can be processed otherwise the refund will be delayed until after the exam session. ... More

Overseas Doctor in Canada: Essential Information
by RxPG - 11126 reads, based on 1 vote
This page is a source of information for physicians who intend to obtain the qualification of Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC) and thus inscription in the Canadian Medical Register. Although the information in this page is factual at the time of preparation, changes may occur from time to time without notice. This page is valid for the Qualifying Examination Part I in 2003 only. Any changes will be posted on the MCC Website.... More

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