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Parvez1380

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Hi there, I am new in this blog. So pardon me if I am repeating an already answered question. I have a few questions actually.

1. As I am a doctor, can anyone please tell me, what is the way to get license in order to practice medicine in Canada?

2. I am 38 years old, from Bangladesh. Is it possible to pass the licensing exam for me? Or is it too hard after a certain age to pass? As I have heard rumors that the examiners are reluctant to pass examinee after certain age (not sure about that).

3. Does completing MRCP count as eligibility to practice?

4. What are the documents that need to be evaluated by MCC? I have 4 years training certificate. Does it need to be evaluated? Or my intern certificate?


Thanks in advance for your help.
 

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Hi there, I am new in this blog. So pardon me if I am repeating an already answered question. I have a few questions actually.

1. As I am a doctor, can anyone please tell me, what is the way to get license in order to practice medicine in Canada?

2. I am 38 years old, from Bangladesh. Is it possible to pass the licensing exam for me? Or is it too hard after a certain age to pass? As I have heard rumors that the examiners are reluctant to pass examinee after certain age (not sure about that).

3. Does completing MRCP count as eligibility to practice?

4. What are the documents that need to be evaluated by MCC? I have 4 years training certificate. Does it need to be evaluated? Or my intern certificate?


Thanks in advance for your help.
1. As I am a doctor, can anyone please tell me, what is the way to get license in order to practice medicine in Canada? First register at www.physiciansapply.com, that will guide you to the whole process. Then you need to register and take 2 exams, MCQE I & II, first one lets you practice under supervision and begin residency training.

2. I am 38 years old, from Bangladesh. Is it possible to pass the licensing exam for me? Or is it too hard after a certain age to pass? As I have heard rumors that the examiners are reluctant to pass examinee after certain age (not sure about that). You have to try

3. Does completing MRCP count as eligibility to practice? Do you have a specialty? Have you done formal residency training? What's your experience?

4. What are the documents that need to be evaluated by MCC? I have 4 years training certificate. Does it need to be evaluated? Or my intern certificate? Training in what?
 

Parvez1380

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Oct 10, 2019
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Thanks for the reply. I have training in Medicine for 4 years, that is intrrnal medicine. Residency training. And i am willing to appear in MRCP, in medicine ofcourse, so wanted to know wheather it would be benificial or not. Thank you once again.
 

#EEC

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Physicianapply only issue E. C. A fir basic Qualification tht is M. B. B. S. And give it equivalent to Masters. Any specialty degree less then 5 years after M.B.B.S is considered speciality certificate n no E. C. A is issued n unless u hve finished DM.. .. Which will be evaluated as Doctoral. .. .and about practice medicine in Canada. .. It's a long expensive journey.u have to almost start from scratch. .. But at end nothing is impossible
 

canuck78

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I would really discourage you from immigrating if you want to keep practicing medicine. You’ll need to pass both licensing exams and then get a residency spot to repeat your whole residency. That is another 5 years. There are almost no residency spots left after Canadian students have matched with a residency program. There are slightly better chances if you are a family doctor, pathologist or psychiatrist. Also slightly better chances if you speak French. The majority of IMGs never practice medicine in Canada. GiVen your age you would also have a harder time being selected by residency programs. They will likely select a younger IMG so they can remain in practice longer. The UK would be a much better option.
 

canuck78

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1. As I am a doctor, can anyone please tell me, what is the way to get license in order to practice medicine in Canada? First register at www.physiciansapply.com, that will guide you to the whole process. Then you need to register and take 2 exams, MCQE I & II, first one lets you practice under supervision and begin residency training.

2. I am 38 years old, from Bangladesh. Is it possible to pass the licensing exam for me? Or is it too hard after a certain age to pass? As I have heard rumors that the examiners are reluctant to pass examinee after certain age (not sure about that). You have to try

3. Does completing MRCP count as eligibility to practice? Do you have a specialty? Have you done formal residency training? What's your experience?

4. What are the documents that need to be evaluated by MCC? I have 4 years training certificate. Does it need to be evaluated? Or my intern certificate? Training in what?
What kind of doctor are you? Did you complete your training in the US? I think you may be in for a shock when it comes to getting into both a residency program or one of the family medicine underserviced area programs. If you are a specialist and not a pathologist or psychiatrist there is very little point in even trying. On top of that Canadian medical students aren’t able to find jobs when they graduate in specialist positions and some have to go abroad to find a job.
 

canuck78

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https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-nearly-one-in-five-new-specialist-doctors-cant-find-a-job-after/

https://www.isans.ca/the-clock-is-ticking-international-medical-graduates-struggle-to-find-residency-programs-to-practise-in-nova-scotia/

https://www.carms.ca/news/2019-r-1-match-results-snapshot/

Please look at this year’s residency match and see how few spots are left and you have to factor in that some Canadians students remained unmatched. I may seem negative but many IMGs arrive in Canada with the impression that if they work harder than others they’ll get a spot. Unless you are a family doctor there aren’t many spots left. Enrolment in Canadian meds schools have also increased so there won’t ever be a ton of extra residency spots. If you want to practice medicine consider other places.
 

Parvez1380

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Oct 10, 2019
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Thanks for all your replies. Its not a necessity for me to practice medicine. Can you guide me about the jobs that i can do being a doctor if i migrate to canada? Is there any option for that? Thanks once again.
 

canuck78

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Thanks for all your replies. Its not a necessity for me to practice medicine. Can you guide me about the jobs that i can do being a doctor if i migrate to canada? Is there any option for that? Thanks once again.
Most return back to school and do another degree. Either retraining in another form of health professional like a nurse or nurse practionner, radiologist or ultrasound technician or do a masters like an MBA. Would discourage a masters in public health unless you are really passionate about that field since there are not a ton of jobs in the field. Really depends on why you want to move to Canada. Moving at your age and then going back to school and restarting your career over age 40 is very difficult. Your savings and earning potential may really suffer. I would consider working as a physician somewhere like one of the gulf countries that will pay you well and provide a good education for your children. Then you will be able to send them to study abroad if they want.There are also opportunities in the UK, the US and other countries. You will have to investigateand make some tough choices.
 

LubabaS

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Sep 23, 2019
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Hi canuck78, The above conversations are much helpful. I have some queries being a specialist physician in Bangladesh, so I jumped in. I hope you can answer some other queries:
1. FAIMER: Is it possible to get credential assessment done for my post graduation degree through this?
2. I am a clinical researcher and have decent number of research publications. What are the oppurtunies for research profession in Canada? I heard many of my colleague are doing "Research Assisstant" jobs?
3. I want to pursue a PhD in any Canadian university, can you suggest how to proceed?

Thanks in Advance.
 

canuck78

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Hi canuck78, The above conversations are much helpful. I have some queries being a specialist physician in Bangladesh, so I jumped in. I hope you can answer some other queries:
1. FAIMER: Is it possible to get credential assessment done for my post graduation degree through this?
2. I am a clinical researcher and have decent number of research publications. What are the oppurtunies for research profession in Canada? I heard many of my colleague are doing "Research Assisstant" jobs?
3. I want to pursue a PhD in any Canadian university, can you suggest how to proceed?

Thanks in Advance.
1. FAIMER seems to be a US organization.

2. Will depend if similar research is being done in Canada and whether their labs are hiring. If your research is leading to new knowledge you may be able to qualify for a grant but that is really hard and complicated to organize with no guarantees of getting an actual grant. Have you been speaking to PhD potential supervisors? Has anyone expressed interest in taking you in as a student based on your marks and area of focus of your research. If you want to do a PhD you will need to be prepared to move to where you get admitted if you get admitted. Getting into a PhD program is at least a 6+ month process where you need to start emailing potential supervisors to see if anyone is interested.

I have just noticed that you are 40 and are not qualifying for PR so are likely looking as an international student or trying to find a job as a foreign national which is much harder than if you were already a PR,