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  1. https://www.cpsbc.ca/files/pdf/REG-Full-Prov-GP.pdf Looks like you can sit the exams or get a supervisory licence then transition to full practice? You should contact the CPSBC directly.
  2. It's not at all important for CMGs at least since you usually match before writing it.
  3. Two methods, the primary method, and the easiest usually, is to approach your PGME office, they will usually have someone who has transfer coordination as part of their job. You will meet with them and discuss your transfer goals, what program, what locations, etc. They will know if there's anything available at your own institution, and can reach out to other institution on your behalf. Generally, in this early phase you don't have to inform your own program. At some point you will need a letter from your PD if you go this method, so if you're in poor standing for whatever reason it makes this method a lot harder. The other method is through the carms 2nd iteration. You can apply on your own, however only available 2nd round spots will be available, and you will again probably need a letter from your program or someone close to it to vouch for you, and explain why you are leaving your current program, as they will be weary of people without LORs suspecting they were fired for a some reason. Your program doesn't have to give time off for interviews or anything though. Transfers are uncommon but not rare, and generally easier if its to a different program at the same school, or within province, because your funding transfers. It's also theoretically easy to go from longer specialty to a shorter one as it your funding will go with you if within the province. You can informally reach out to programs to see if they're accepting transfers but they have no obligation to respond, and your own PGME office can find this out for you.
  4. While I have no doubt its easier to do residency in Toronto if you do med school at U of T, these stats aren't helpful because there are probably a number of students who choose a location due to their support base and want to stay there regardless. The majority of every school's residents stay at that school I think. We don't know from this data how many students at each school who's first choice was Toronto matched to Toronto.
  5. Look up "Essentials for the Canadian Medical Licensing Exam", that will have all the content you need.
  6. I guess that should be "some", then, just trying to contrast with Canada. I agree than many IMGs from abroad want to go to the US with hopes of staying, but I was also referring to the many doctors from "well off" countries in Europe, and here in Canada, who go for residency/fellowship for additional training with the plan to return.
  7. As you need to be a PR or citizen to do residency, IMG residents are usually CSAs, or people with previous training in their home country who have immigrated to Canada and are seeking certification. Most programs will selectively interview candidates who already have a connection to Canada and are planning to practice here. Also many IMG spots have a return of service requirement. Conversely, in the US with the visa option, many IMGs are looking to train then return to their previous country, which is an option there.
  8. I don't think that's right - a lot of places use casper now, some for residency even.
  9. you must be a PR or citizen to do residency in canada, in US you can go on a visa. If you're not a PR I would def target US, a lot better chances
  10. you can take the test, sure, although no idea if number of attempts is recorded or reported, or considered by schools. you have to give permission to casper to release your scores to a specific shcool
  11. Masters are not really great for improving applications, other than if you churn out publications. Most schools won’t even credit you unless you’re done by the time of application, which you won’t be if you apply in your second year. Took a quick peek at your stats and saw that your GPA and ECs (other than pubs) are ok, MCAT relatively not as good. I’d say apply across Canada and us.
  12. You need to be a PR/citizen before starting, I would worry about that more than the exams. Note that it's generally seen as much more difficult to do residency in Canada than in the US, and successful applicants usually are already living in Canada/plan to live here as opposed to do residency and return.
  13. I can understand the melancholy that comes with the end of a journey and the apprehension of starting a new one, maybe you're happy you got the specialty or location you wanted but maybe its in something or somewhere you're not sure about, and that's ok. If you're sad you matched to a program that you ranked higher than a program you ranked lower, that's 100% on you and you made your choices, and no sympathy from me,
  14. If they do forgo interviews entirely and just use pre-intervew stats, I'm looking forward to all the papers in 3-8 from now analyzing the Class of 2023 and their clerkship performance, match performance, LMCC1 performance, LMCC2 performance, and residency performance, etc. to see what effect in-person interviews has on selecting a medical student, if any.
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