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BRITISH COLUMBIA  OSTEOPATHIC ASSOCIATION

AMERICAN OSTEOPATHIC ASSOCIATION 

CANADIAN OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL STUDENT ASSOC.

Provincial registration and licensure

Osteopathic physicians must register with the appropriate provincial College of Physicians and Surgeons.  Following is a list of the licensing bodies for Osteopathic Physicians in Canada:


NEW WEBSITE FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS AND PHYSICIANS
Please note that over the next 24 months, regulatory authorities will be moving to the use of a new national portal for candidates applying for independent practice.  This is a joint project of the Medical Council of Canada, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, and the Federation of Medical Regulatory Authorities of Canada (FMRAC) and its member Colleges.  Please click this link to visit
physiciansapply.ca

 

British Columbia www.cpsbc.ca
Alberta www.cpsa.ca
Saskatchewan www.cps.sk.ca/imis/
Manitoba www.cpsm.mb.ca
Ontario www.cpso.on.ca
Quebec www.cmq.org
New Brunswick www.cpsnb.org
Nova Scotia www.cpsns.ns.ca
Prince Edward Island  www.cpspei.ca
Newfoundland www.cpsnl.ca
Yukon www.yukonmedicalcouncil.ca
NW Territories www.hss.gov.nt.ca
Nunavut www.nunavut-physicians.gov.nu.ca


Examination requirements

The Medical Council of Canada prepares the examinations required by all physicians for licensure in Canada.  The College of Physicians and Surgeons for the province you wish to register can provide you with the specific examinations required.  USMLE, or COMLEX, may be accepted in lieu of the MCC examinations in some provinces.  Please consult with the registrar of the specific provincial college of interest.

Please note that for those US Osteopathic Medical Students intending to apply for residency training in Canada, most provinces now require that both the MCCEE and NAC OSCE examinations be completed prior to applying CaRMS for residency training.  These should be considered early in your 3rd year of training.


Specialty certification

Both the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (specialty certification) accept the D.O. degree granted by AOA accredited colleges of Osteopathic Medicine.  This means that American D.O. graduates may compete for family medicine and specialty residency programs in Canada, in certain provinces. 

Please note that as of 2007, post-graduate medical education programs in medical schools within Alberta and British Columbia have provided confirmation that graduates of American colleges of Osteopathic Medicine are eligible for application to all of their specialty residency training programs.  Ontario has confirmed that American Osteopathic graduates are eligible for entrance into their Family Medicine residency programs. As of 2017, Dalhousie University has confirmed that American Osteopathic Graduates are eligible for application to their post-graduate medical education programs  

If you are considering completing your post-graduate training in the USA, it is important that you make sure that your program is approved by the ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) or dually AOA/ACGME accredited in order to facilitate registration in Canada.  As not all US residency programs are equivalent to Canadian programs, you must also be certain that your residency program is equivalent in content and duration in order to be recognized for certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.  Further fellowship training may be required in some instances.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR CANADIAN STUDENTS APPLYING TO AMERICAN OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL SCHOOLS

 

 

September 17, 2017

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