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Hi, my name is Taqi and I was looking for some assistance regarding the following issue. I just arrived from Pakistan with a immigrant visa I would like to know my chances for research in pathology. I have an MCPS degree with 15 years of experience approximately in hematology microbiology biochemistry and parasitology. I have been managing and running medium sized laboratories independently. Do I have any chances to join some research program in the near future?

 

Simply put, I have just arrived in Canada; I want to know exactly what my options are. I heard various stories from Canada not accepting your education to there not being enough opportunities here. I just need some information on my options. Will they accept my qualification? Is there any exam(s) that I have to write, or would I have to take some courses in my current field to get on par with the Canadian medical system?

 

Do you people have any suggestions as to me pursuing further education at a university such as U of T. I am open to all kinds of information related to my concern, any kind of information will help, if you people need specific information, just ask me and I will let you know. Thanks a lot for your support.

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  • 8 months later...

Hi,

 

I would suggest that you first accredit your degree from a canadian university to see if it will be accepted here. Secondly, I am not sure what a MCPS degree is but I assume that it is not a pHD. Generally, to run your own research lab, a pHD is normally needed unless you will to work in the pharmaceutical industry where a Masters degree is sufficient. If you wish to persue a pHD, you can eaily contact a research group which interests you and start your pHD.

 

Hope this helps,

 

Good luck

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Hello

 

You can look into setting up an observership with a Pathologist in one of the Toronto hospitals. That would be a really good start. Then, while you are learning the Canadian system, you can also ask your questions and inquire about the possibility of further education (residency, fellowship, etc). These Patholgists often have affiliation with UofT in a teaching capacity so they can let you know what you can do with respect to career development.

 

The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology in the Faculty of Medicine at U of T would have the contact information for various pathologists who have a university affiliation but are also working in the Toronto hospitals. Here is the address:

 

http://www.lmp.facmed.utoronto.ca (then click "Faculty")

 

pathology.residency@utoronto.ca (email for U of T Pathology programs i.e. residency, fellowship - you can email and try setting up an apointment to further discuss your situation)

 

Toronto General Hospital has a really good Pathology Department with lots of international residents/fellows, so you may consider approaching them for more help about your situation.

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