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Yes, both scholarships and loans are available to Medical students.
I'm a PR (didn't land yet ) and I'm planning to settle down in Ontario specifically Toronto, but i'm open to move elsewhere if it's in my best interest.
I have a bachelor degree in Pharmaceutical sciences. I was thinking about making a career shift by going to a medical school and trying to be a licensed doctor in Canada.
I need info about if any scholarships are available for medical students and loans as well.
3 - 4 years of undergrad (which you have) + 3 - 4 years of M.D. program + 2 - 6 years of paid residency (min 2 years for GP, 4 - 6 years for Specialists) + Any additional time for MCC exams + Additional years for post-grad studies (if applicable)I would also like to know how long does it take to be a licensed doctor (ex. family doctor)
Some Key Factors:
- A total of 21,588 applications from 6,586 individuals was received by all 6 Medical schools in Ontario for a target class size of 960 only for 2018 calendar year. So, it's highly competitive.
- Application process starts a year before school term begins and it's controlled by OMSAS
- Prerequisites often include high CGPA from science-based undergrad, good MCAT score, TOEFL score (for ESL applicants), Work+Volunteer experiences etc.
- Geographical preference is often given to local residents (who did high school in Ontario). Some schools will consider new immigrants as "residents" once they lived in Ontario for a minimum of 3 - 4 years.
- Academic excellence, work/volunteer experience, references, autobiography etc. carry lot of value in selection process, hence it's hard for a new immigrant to accumulate on these points
- Foreign credentials need to be evaluated by WES before application
- Tuition is very high in most med schools. For example, Schulich School of Medicine at Western Uni will cost you $115,000 in tuition only for 4-year med program.