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  1. Hey, So I know if you do 3 years of FM in the states (ABFM) you can easily get the Canadian FM (CCFP) equivalency, at least if you're a Canadian citizen. Now the other way around, the US won't accept the CCFP and make it equivalent to the ABFM (possibly due to the fact CCFP takes 2 years and ABFM takes 3 years) I am working with a doctor who stated that he trained in Canada for 2 years (got his CCFP) and then worked 1 year in the US and was then able to challenge the ABFM exam and passed. This btw was prob back in the 70's or 80's. My questions for all you brainiacs is this: 1) Was that possible in the past? 2) Can I later practice with a CCFP in certain regions in the US and then gain the extra year in order to challenge the ABFM licensure exam? (same goes for an extra year doing a fellowship to equate 3 yrs) Thanks!
  2. Is it pass/fail? If so will they know the exact score you passed with?
  3. Hello, I am a Canadian USMD 3rd yr medical student. Someone on the forum posted this along time ago: "You don't need the MCCQE for Carms. IMGs don't even need it. (They do need the MCCEE and NAC). CMGs don't write it until after they match and you don't need it to start residency*. I would, however, recommend you consider taking it around the same time as your step 2 as the content is highly similar and you will save having to re-study. Obviously there are some Canadian specific things, especially the ethics and Canadian health care system portion, but most of my classmates and I used american test banks (Uworld step 2 bank) to study for the MCCQE.  *I have heard that you need it to start in Quebec but have not seen any evidence." I sent them an email and was wondering in the meantime if anyone could answer my questions: 1) As a Canadian USMD I understand I do not need take MCCQE part 1 in order to match into a Canadian residency as a CMG, however I wanted to confirm that during one's residency they will need to take MCCQE part 1 and 2 therefore it is wise to take MCCQE part 1 with Step 2 CK if possible. 2) For Step 2 CK I plan on using Uworld Step 2CK Q bank and online med ed notes. If I prepare for Step 2 CK will I be able to reasonably pass MCCQE part 1 (with extra studying for ethics and Canadian health care system portion you mentioned above. Also where can I find access to this information please?). 3) Canadian medical students write MCCQE 1 after interviews/matching at the end of 4th yr, however since I will be taking QE 1 btw 3rd and 4th yr, if I happen to fail the exam am I required to report it since I rather not and plan to take it again before or after the match process.
  4. Thank you guys. I've asked some experienced FM docs and you guys are quite right.
  5. Hello, I am a 3rd yr medical student in the US. Plan is to match back to Canada for FM. I was torn between FM and urology for some time but decided that what I liked about urology were the minimally invasive procedures (TURP, vasectomy, circumcisions...etc) as opposed to prostatectomies or cystectomies. Therefore I realized I would be happy being in FM with the ability to add a few minimally invasive procedures. I am in the US so I came across a link that showed the procedures US FM physicians can do with additional training: https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/nc/handouts/nc17-procedures.pdf I was wondering if that is the same in Canada regarding scope of practice? Also if a particular training is not offered in Canada, could one do additional training in the US and come back to practice in Canada? For example a subspecialty in possibly vaginal delivery/C-sections/hair transplant/liposuction/colonoscopies...etc, would be nice to add to FM practice. Also what difficulties and barriers do you all suspect would make this process more difficult? Thanks.
  6. Hello, I am a Canadian citizen (Ontario) who is currently at a US medical school. Without disclosing too much I would like a transfer to a Canadian medical school in my 3rd year as clinicals begins. Is it by any chance possible?
  7. Hello Iyin0991,

    Which US med school did you get accepted into? Did you retake your MCAT exam?

    Thanks.......

    Doug2008.

     

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    2. doug2008

      doug2008

      Thanks a lot. Is there any scholarship opportunities for Canadians in Meharry? Also, are Canadians considered as International Students?

      Thanks again and good luck with your studies!

    3. iyin0991

      iyin0991

      I apologize for the late reply. The school is professional (med,dent phd) meaning they have no undergrad so they are  limited in their resources. But I do know that if you do well on your MCAT like 30+ (old scale) then you have higher likelihood of attaining a scholarship. There are some you can also apply for but as a Canadian you are limited. I hope that helps. I advise calling the financial aid office for more concrete information. Goodluck!

    4. doug2008

      doug2008

      Thanks and good luck with your studies! 

  8. I had posted this in another forum but some help would be awesome. "Hi, I am a Canadian who is currently a first year student in the US. I want to apply for family residency in Canada and I was also interested in doing the +1 in EM. Based off conversations with my Canadian friends who are currently in/graduated medical school as well as this forum, it seem that acquiring the +1 is difficult. I was wondering anyone had information as to if US programs also offer a plus 1 similar to that in Canada and if it would be recognized in Canada?" p.s: I now know that University of Tennessee at Memphis and Knoxville offer the graduate training program in EM for 1 year I believe. Now if you completed your practice in Canada (2 yr FM program) does that pose a problem for example at U of Tennessee because in their website they stated that one requirement was "Completion of an ACGME or AOA approved Family Medicine Residency Program, with a letter from the Program Director documenting training??". Other schools seem to state that was well http://www.uthsc.edu/UTFamJac/erfellowship.php
  9. Hi, I am a Canadian who is currently a first year student in the US. I want to apply for family residency in Canada and I was also interested in doing the +1 in EM. Based off conversations with my Canadian friends who are currently in/graduated medical school as well as this forum, it seem that acquiring the +1 is difficult. I was wondering anyone had information as to if US programs also offer a plus 1 similar to that in Canada and if it would be recognized in Canada?
  10. Hi all, I am a Canadian citizen. I am currently a first year US medical student who has been weighing his options. I might change my mind but I've always wanted to be a family physician as well as an ER physician. If I am unable to match in Canada during Carms, ill just have to stay in the states and do my residency there. In the US, family medicine is 3 years and I was thinking after that I would do a 1 year fellowship in ER ( 4 years total) or I could do a joint program of 5 years which combines family medicine and emergency medicine. I was wondering if I did the 3 + 1 or the 5 year joint residency in family medicine and ER in the states, would I face any obstacles in regards to being able to sit to write exams for family or ER or both specialties if I wanted to be licensed in Canada and practice? Any insight is much appreciated Cheers!
  11. Hi guys, I wanted to know if anyone of this forum had information in regards to a Canadian citizen who will complete his medical degree in the usa and plans to come back to do residency in Canada? Any thoughts on that and if it will be difficult. I know I will still be considered somewhat of a CMG but not fully. However, I will not be an IMG. I am interested in family medicine. Let me know what y'all think. Thanks (y)
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