Updated July 12, 2022

University of British Columbia

2023 Cycle Information

Criteria applicable for all medical graduates; for specific information, please see tabs.

The 2023 provincial criteria is currently under review.

Please note that the criteria on this page is from the 2022 match. Updated criteria will be posted on this page in the upcoming months, once it has been reviewed by the province.

CRITERIA FOR ALL MEDICAL GRADUATES

GENERAL INFORMATION All matched applicants must meet the criteria for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC) for postgraduate medical education.
LICENSING BODY College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC)
SOURCE OF FUNDING  Ministry of Health

Non-MOH funded positions and individuals with a Return of Service Agreement are not eligible unless the Return of Service Agreement includes subspecialty training. Applicants are required to provide written verification of eligibility.

TRAINING LEVEL ELIGIBILITY Subspecialty: Medicine subspecialties

Training level: Current resident

  • Eligibility details:

Graduates of a Canadian medical School who are:

  • Currently in their R3 year of training in Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada accredited Internal Medicine Core Program, or;
  • an accredited US ACGME accredited Internal Medicine Core Program.

Graduates of a United Stated Medical school who are:

  • Currently in their R3 year of training in Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada accredited Internal Medicine Core Program

Graduates of an international medical school who are:

  • Currently in their R3 year of training in Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada accredited Internal Medicine Core Program

Notes:

  • Residents who are planning to complete a “Chief Medical Resident (CMR)” year are eligible to apply in their PGY4 year provided that:
  • The PGY4 year is supported outside of the usual funding source (e.g. Provincial government funding). The year cannot be self-funded, and
  • The Resident remains registered in an accredited Core Internal Medicine program for the full length of the Chief Medical Resident year.
  • Residency in a medical subspecialty would start at R4 salary level.

Off-Cycle Residents:  Candidates who will complete their PGY3 training between July 1 and December 31, 2022, are eligible to apply.  Candidates must declare their completion date on the application form and request a late start.

All active residents should be in good standing with their program director.

 

Subspecialty: Critical Care Medicine

Training level: Current resident

  • Eligibility details:

Graduates of a Canadian Medical School who are:

  • Currently in their final year (R4-R6) or who have completed training in a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Accredited program in Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, and Cardiac Surgery.

Graduates of a US medical school (Canadian Citizen/ PR status) who are:

  • Currently in their final year or who have completed training in an accredited US ACGME program in Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, General Surgery and Cardiac Surgery may be eligible to apply. Applicants in this category must receive an official ruling of eligibility to sit the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada exams in their core specialty prior to application to be eligible to apply.

International Medical Graduates who are

  • Currently in their final year (R4-R6) or who have completed training in a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada accredited program in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, and Cardiac Surgery.

International Medical Graduates applicants must declare any Return of Service obligations on the application and may be disqualified if their provincial obligations preclude subspecialty training.

All active residents should be in good standing with their program director.

 

Subspecialty: Critical Care Medicine

Training level: Licensed Physicians (including restricted licenses)

  • Eligibility details: Licensed Physicians who have certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, General Surgery and Cardiac Surgery are eligible to apply.

 

Subspecialty: Pain Medicine

Training level: Current Resident

  • Eligibility details:

Eligible Applicants should be:

  • Graduates of a Canadian medical School who are currently in their final year (R4-R5) or who have completed training in a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Accredited program in Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry, and Rheumatology are eligible to apply. Entry from other FRCPC programs such as Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, and Palliative Care is possible in exceptional cases.
  • Applicants in their third year of their residency program must provide a letter from their respective Program Director and the Royal College Credentials Committee stating that they accept Pain Medicine training as meeting the subspecialty requirements for certification in Internal Medicine.
  • Graduates of a Canadian Medical School who are currently in their final year or who have completed training in an accredited US ACGME program in Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine, and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry, and Rheumatology may be eligible to apply. Applicants in this category must receive an official ruling of eligibility to sit the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada exams in their core specialty prior to application to be eligible to apply. Entry from other FRCPC approved programs such as Orthopedics, Neurosurgery and Palliative Care is possible in exceptional cases.
  • International Medical Graduates who are currently in their final year or who have completed training in a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada accredited program in Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry, and Rheumatology. Entry from other FRCPC approved programs such as Orthopedics, Neurosurgery and Palliative Care is possible in exceptional cases
  • US graduates or candidates in their final year of their program must provide documentation from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada confirming exam qualification. This means that the respective FRCPC(S) exam will be completed before the projected start of the Pain Residency Program in July of the following year.

All active residents should be in good standing with their program director.

 

Subspecialty: Pain Medicine

Training level: Licensed Physicians (including restricted licenses)

  • Eligibility details: Licensed Physicians who have certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry, and Rheumatology are eligible to apply. Entry from other FRCPC approved programs such as Orthopedics, Neurosurgery and Palliative Care is possible in exceptional cases.

 

Subspecialty: Palliative Medicine

Training level: Current Resident

  • Eligibility details:

Graduates of a Canadian medical School who are:

  • Currently in their R3 or R4 year of training in Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada accredited Internal Medicine Core Program.
  • Currently in their final year (R5) or who have completed training in a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Accredited program in Anesthesiology or Neurology.

Graduates of a US medical school (Canadian Citizen/ PR status) who are:

  • Currently in their final year or who have completed training in an accredited US ACGME program in Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine or Neurology may be eligible to apply. Applicants in this category must receive an official ruling of eligibility to sit the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada exams in their core specialty prior to application to be eligible to apply.

Entrance from other specialties may occur but must follow completion of the primary specialty training and must include twelve (12) months of clinical medicine-based rotations with a minimum of 6 months at a senior level (e.g. PGY-2 or if the resident is regularly entrusted with responsibility for direct independent patient care under the supervision of and direct responsibility to a senior subspecialty resident or faculty member), designed to allow achievement of competencies in the consultation and care of complex medical patients, interprofessional care, and effective communication skills.

All candidates must be certified in their primary specialty in order to be eligible to write the Royal College certification examination in Adult Palliative Medicine.

International Medical Graduates who are:

  • Currently in their R3 or R4 year of training in Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada accredited Internal Medicine Core Program.
  • Currently in their final year (R5) or who have completed training in a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Accredited program in Anesthesiology or Neurology.

All active residents should be in good standing with their program director.

 

Subspecialty: Palliative Medicine

Training level: Licensed Physicians (including restricted licenses)

  • Eligibility details: Licensed Physicians who have certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or College of Family Physicians of Canada may apply, but must meet the following:
    • Entrance from other specialties may occur but must follow completion of the primary specialty training and must include twelve (12) months of clinical medicine-based rotations with a minimum of 6 months at a senior level (e.g. PGY-2 or if the resident is regularly entrusted with responsibility for direct independent patient care under the supervision of and direct responsibility to a senior subspecialty resident or faculty member), designed to allow achievement of competencies in the consultation and care of complex medical patients, inter-professional care, and effective communication skills.
RESTRICTIONS

 

Please be aware the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) in British Columbia has mandated that all hospital and health care employers establish, implement and ensure compliance with a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy effective October 26, 2021. Residents matched to any University of British Columbia residency program must ensure they are able to comply with the PHO directive in order to start training on July 1, 2023.

  • Current R4 subspecialty trainees and residents in a GIM or a PGY 4 core program are NOT eligible.
  • Licensed Physicians (including those on restricted licenses) from Medicine Subspecialties: are not eligible to apply.
  • Residents commencing their R3 year after December 31, 2022, are NOT eligible to apply.
  • Candidates who have not completed medical school in Canada and/or are not in a residency program in Canada will not be considered at this time.
  • International Medical Graduates applicants must declare any Return of Service obligations on the application and may be disqualified if their provincial obligations preclude subspecialty training.
  • None of our positions have a ROS obligation.

VISA Sponsored residents are NOT eligible.

MATCH STREAMS N/A
CITIZENSHIP REQUIREMENTS
Accepted Citizenship types
Canadian citizen
Canadian permanent resident
Accepted Citizenship documents
Canadian Birth Certificate or Act of Birth
Passport page showing Canadian citizenship
Certificate of Canadian Citizenship
Canadian Citizenship Card (both sides of card)
Confirmation of Permanent Residence in Canada
Canadian Permanent Resident Card (both sides of card)
Deadline for providing Citizenship documents
Program rank order list deadline

CaRMS is partnering with third-party organizations to automate the verification of citizenship/legal status required by postgraduate offices for entry into residency. Third-party verification simplifies the process for applicants and programs. All applicants who do not receive third-party citizenship verification will be required to upload and assign an acceptable proof of citizenship document. Please see additional information here.

ADDITIONAL CRITERIA FOR CANADIAN MEDICAL GRADUATES

A Canadian Medical Graduate (CMG) or U.S. Allopathic Medical Graduate (USMG) is an individual who received their medical degree from a medical school accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) or the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).

PROOF OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY Language assessment document accepted: IELTS Academic

  • Document validity (not expired) by:  Must be valid up to July 1, 2023
  • Minimum score: 7.0 in each component. Please see here

Language assessment document accepted: Occupational English Test (OET) -Medicine 

  • Document validity (not expired) by: Must be valid up to July 1, 2023
  • Minimum score: B in each component. Please see here

 Language assessment document accepted: Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) – General 

  • Document validity (not expired) by: Must be valid up to July 1, 2023
  • Minimum score: 9 in each component. Please see here

The IELTS indicator examination is not accepted.

Applicants are considered to have met the English Language proficiency requirements if:

  1. the language of instruction at medical school was English, and
  2. the primary language of patient care was English, and/or
  3. they are currently training in a Canadian/US training program that delivers training in English, and/or
  4. the first and native language of the country where the physician was trained is English.

English Language Proficiency Requirements for graduates of Quebec Medical Schools:

  • Please note that candidates who attended medical school in Quebec where the language of instruction or the primary language of patient care was not English, must fulfill the English Language Proficiency requirements of the College of Physicians of Surgeons of BC through the following, and results must be submitted to CaRMS by Rank Order List deadline:
    • Academic IELTS with a minimum score of 7 in each component with an overall band score of no less than 7. IELTS scores will be considered valid for 2 years from the date taken; OR
    • Occupational English Test (OET) – Medicine. A minimum score of B in each component; OR
    • Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) – General. A minimum score of 9 in each component.

Complete details of the English Language Proficiency requirements can be found on the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC website.

MEDICAL COUNCIL OF CANADA EXAMS MCCQE Part I

  • Date/milestone assessment submission required: File review opening
  • Requirement: Mandatory
RETURN OF SERVICE (ROS) REQUIREMENTS N/A
MEDICAL EDUCATION  N/A
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION N/A

ADDITIONAL CRITERIA FOR INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL GRADUATES

An International Medical Graduate (IMG) is an individual who received their medical degree from a medical school that listed with the World Directory of Medical Schools (World Directory) published by the Foundation for the Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) and the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME).

A U.S. Osteopathic Medical Graduate (USMG- Osteo) is an individual who received their medical degree from an accredited Osteopathic medical school.

PROOF OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY Language assessment document accepted: IELTS Academic

  • Document validity (not expired) by: Must be valid up to July 1, 2023
  • Minimum score: 7.0 in each component. Please see here

Language assessment document accepted: Occupational English Test (OET) -Medicine 

  • Document validity (not expired) by: Must be valid up to July 1, 2023
  • Minimum score: B in each component. Please see here

Language assessment document accepted: Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) – General 

  • Document validity (not expired) by: Must be valid up to July 1, 2023
  • Minimum score: 9 in each component. Please see here

The IELTS indicator examination is not accepted.

Applicants are considered to have met the English Language proficiency requirements if:

  1. the language of instruction at medical school was English, and
  2. the primary language of patient care was English, and/or
  3. they are currently training in a Canadian/US training program that delivers training in English, and/or
  4. the first and native language of the country where the physician was trained is English.

Complete details of the English Language Proficiency requirements can be found on the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC website.

MEDICAL COUNCIL OF CANADA EXAMS MCCQE Part I

  • Date/milestone assessment submission required: Interview period opening
  • Requirement: Mandatory

NAC Examination

  • Date/milestone assessment submission required: Interview period opening
  • Requirement: Mandatory
RETURN OF SERVICE (ROS) REQUIREMENTS International Medical Graduates applicants must declare any Return of Service obligations on the application and may be disqualified if their provincial obligations preclude subspecialty training.
MEDICAL EDUCATION All matched applicants must meet the licensing criteria for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC) for postgraduate education.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION N/A
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO ALL MEDICAL GRADUATES
N/A

CRITERIA FOR ALL MEDICAL GRADUATES

GENERAL INFORMATION All matched applicants must meet the criteria for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC) for postgraduate medical education.
LICENSING BODY College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC)
SOURCE OF FUNDING 
  • Candidates who have not completed medical school in Canada and/or are not in a residency program in Canada will not be considered at this time.
  • International Medical Graduates applicants must declare any Return of Service obligations on the application and may be disqualified if their provincial obligations preclude subspecialty training.
  • Non-MOH funded positions and individuals with a Return of Service Agreement are not eligible unless the Return of Service Agreement includes subspecialty training. Applicants are required to provide written verification of eligibility.
  • None of our positions have a ROS obligation
  • VISA Sponsored residents are NOT eligible
TRAINING LEVEL ELIGIBILITY Subspecialty: Medicine subspecialties

Training level: Current resident

  • Eligibility details: Graduates of a Canadian medical School who are:
    • Currently in their R3 year of training in Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada accredited Internal Medicine Core Program, or;
    • an accredited US ACGME accredited Internal Medicine Core Program.
  • Graduates of a United Stated Medical school who are:
    • Currently in their R3 year of training in Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada accredited Internal Medicine Core Program
  • Graduates of an international medical school who are:
    • Currently in their R3 year of training in Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada accredited Internal Medicine Core Program

Notes:

  • Residents who are planning to complete a “Chief Medical Resident (CMR)” year are eligible to apply in their PGY4 year provided that:
    • The PGY4 year is supported outside of the usual funding source (e.g. Provincial government funding). The year cannot be self-funded, and
    • The Resident remains registered in an accredited Core Internal Medicine program for the full length of the Chief Medical Resident year.

Residency in a medical subspecialty would start at a R4 salary level.

 

Subspecialty: Critical Care Medicine

Training level: Current resident

  • Eligibility details: Graduates of a Canadian Medical School who are:
    • Currently in their final year (R4-R6) or who have completed training in a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Accredited program in Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, and Cardiac Surgery.
    • Currently in their final year or who have completed training in an accredited US ACGME program in Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, General Surgery and Cardiac Surgery may be eligible to apply. Applicants in this category must receive an official ruling of eligibility to sit the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada exams in their core specialty prior to application to be eligible to apply.

International Medical Graduates who are

  • Currently in their final year (R4-R6) or who have completed training in a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada accredited program in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, and Cardiac Surgery.

International Medical Graduates applicants must declare any Return of Service obligations on the application and may be disqualified if their provincial obligations preclude subspecialty training.

 

Subspecialty: Critical Care Medicine

Training level: Licensed Physicians (including restricted licenses)

  • Eligibility details: Licensed Physicians who have certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, General Surgery and Cardiac Surgery are eligible to apply.

 

Subspecialty: Pain Medicine

Training level: Current Resident

  • Eligibility details: Graduates of a Canadian medical School who are currently in their final year (R4-R5) or who have completed training in a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Accredited program in Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry, and Rheumatology are eligible to apply. Entry from other FRCPC programs such as Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, and Palliative Care is possible in exceptional cases.

 

Subspecialty: Pain Medicine

Training level: Licensed Physicians (including restricted licenses)

  • Eligibility details: Eligible Applicants should be:
    • Graduates of a Canadian medical School who are currently in their final year or who have completed training in a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Accredited program in Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry, and Rheumatology. Entry from other  FRCPC  approved programs  such as Orthopedics, Neurosurgery and Palliative Care is possible in exceptional cases
    • Applicants in their third year of their residency program must provide a letter from their respective Program Director and the Royal College Credentials Committee stating that they accept Pain Medicine training as meeting the subspecialty requirements for certification in Internal Medicine.
    • Graduates of a Canadian Medical School who are currently in their final year or who have completed training in an accredited US ACGME program in Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine, and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry, and Rheumatology may be eligible to apply. Applicants in this category must receive an official ruling of eligibility to sit the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada exams in their core specialty prior to application to be eligible to apply. Entry from other FRCPC approved programs  such as Orthopedics, Neurosurgery and Palliative Care is possible in exceptional cases
    • International Medical Graduates who are currently in their final year or who have completed training in a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada accredited program in Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry, and Rheumatology.  Entry from other FRCPC approved programs  such as Orthopedics, Neurosurgery and Palliative Care is possible in exceptional cases
    • International Medical Graduates applicants must declare any Return of Service obligations on the application and may be disqualified if their provincial obligations preclude subspecialty training.
    • US graduates or candidates in their final year of their program must provide documentation from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada confirming exam qualification. This means that the respective FRCPC(S) exam will be completed before the projected start of the Pain Residency Program in July of the following year

Licensed Physicians who have certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry, and Rheumatology are eligible to apply. Entry from other FRCPC approved programs  such as Orthopedics, Neurosurgery and Palliative Care is possible in exceptional cases

All active residents should be in good standing with their program director.

VISA Sponsored residents are NOT eligible to apply.

 

Subspecialty: Palliative Medicine

Training level: Current Resident

  • Eligibility details: All active residents should be in good standing with their program director. Graduates of a Canadian medical School who are:
    • Currently in their R3 or R4 year of training in Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada accredited Internal Medicine Core Program.
    • Currently in their final year (R5) or who have completed training in a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Accredited program in Anesthesiology or Neurology.
    • Currently in their final year or who have completed training in an accredited US ACGME program in Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine or Neurology may be eligible to apply. Applicants in this category must receive an official ruling of eligibility to sit the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada exams in their core specialty prior to application to be eligible to apply.

Entrance from other specialties may occur but must follow completion of the primary specialty training and must include twelve (12) months of clinical medicine-based rotations with a minimum of 6 months at a senior level (e.g. PGY-2 or if the resident is regularly entrusted with responsibility for direct independent patient care under the supervision of and direct responsibility to a senior subspecialty resident or faculty member), designed to allow achievement of competencies in the consultation and care of complex medical patients, interprofessional care, and effective communication skills.

All candidates must be certified in their primary specialty in order to be eligible to write the Royal College certification examination in Adult Palliative Medicine.

International Medical Graduates who are:

  • Currently in their R3 or R4 year of training in Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada accredited Internal Medicine Core Program.
  • Currently in their final year (R5) or who have completed training in a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Accredited program in Anesthesiology or Neurology.

International Medical Graduates applicants must declare any Return of Service obligations on the application and may be disqualified if their provincial obligations preclude subspecialty training

 

Subspecialty: Palliative Medicine

Training level: Licensed Physicians (including restricted licenses)

  • Eligibility details: Licensed Physicians who have certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or College of Family Physicians of Canada may apply, but must meet the following:
    • Entrance from other specialties may occur but must follow completion of the primary specialty training and must include twelve (12) months of clinical medicine-based rotations with a minimum of 6 months at a senior level (e.g. PGY-2 or if the resident is regularly entrusted with responsibility for direct independent patient care under the supervision of and direct responsibility to a senior subspecialty resident or faculty member), designed to allow achievement of competencies in the consultation and care of complex medical patients, interprofessional care, and effective communication skills.
RESTRICTIONS

 

  • Current R4 subspecialty trainees and residents in a GIM or a PGY 4 core program are NOT eligible.
  • Licensed Physicians (including those on restricted licenses) from Medicine Subspecialties: are not eligible to apply.
  • Residents commencing their R3 year after December 31, 2021, are NOT eligible to apply.
MATCH STREAMS N/A
CITIZENSHIP REQUIREMENTS
Accepted Citizenship types
Canadian citizen
Canadian permanent resident
Accepted Citizenship documents
Passport page showing Canadian citizenship
Certificate of Canadian Citizenship
Canadian Birth Certificate or Act of Birth
Canadian Permanent Resident Card (both sides of card)
Canadian Citizenship Card (both sides of card)
Deadline for providing Citizenship documents
Program rank order list deadline

ADDITIONAL CRITERIA FOR CANADIAN MEDICAL GRADUATES

A Canadian Medical Graduate (CMG) or U.S. Allopathic Medical Graduate (USMG) is an individual who received their medical degree from a medical school accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) or the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).

PROOF OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY Language assessment document accepted: IELTS Academic

  • Document validity (not expired) by: Must be valid up to July 1, 2022
  • Minimum score: 7.0 in each component. Please see here

Language assessment document accepted: Occupational English Test (OET) -Medicine 

  • Document validity (not expired) by: Must be valid up to July 1, 2022
  • Minimum score: Minimum grade of B in each component. 

 Language assessment document accepted: Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) – General 

  • Document validity (not expired) by: Must be valid up to July 1, 2022
  • Minimum score: Minimum score of 9 in each component. 

The IELTS indicator examination is not accepted.

Applicants are considered to have met the English Language proficiency requirements if:

  1. the language of instruction at medical school was English, and
  2. the primary language of patient care was English, and/or
  3. they are currently training in a Canadian/US training program that delivers training in English, and/or
  4. the first and native language of the country where the physician was trained is English.

English Language Proficiency Requirements for graduates of Quebec Medical Schools:

  • Please note that candidates who attended medical school in Quebec where the language of instruction or the primary language of patient care was not English, must fulfill the English Language Proficiency requirements of the College of Physicians of Surgeons of BC through the following, and results must be submitted to CaRMS by Rank Order List deadline:
    • Academic IELTS with a minimum score of 7 in each component with an overall band score of no less than 7. IELTS scores will be considered valid for 2 years from the date taken.

Complete details of the English Language Proficiency requirements can be found on the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC website.

MEDICAL COUNCIL OF CANADA EXAMS MCCQE Part I

  • Date/milestone assessment submission required: File review opening
  • Requirement: Mandatory
RETURN OF SERVICE (ROS) REQUIREMENTS N/A
MEDICAL EDUCATION  N/A
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION N/A

ADDITIONAL CRITERIA FOR INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL GRADUATES

An International Medical Graduate (IMG) is an individual who received their medical degree from a medical school that is listed with the World Directory of Medical Schools (World Directory) published by the Foundation for the Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) and the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME).

A U.S. Osteopathic Medical Graduate (USMG- Osteo) is an individual who received their medical degree from an accredited Osteopathic medical school.

PROOF OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY Language assessment document accepted: IELTS Academic

  • Document validity (not expired) by: Must be valid up to July 1, 2022
  • Minimum score: 7.0 in each component. Please see here

Language assessment document accepted: Occupational English Test (OET) -Medicine 

  • Document validity (not expired) by: Must be valid up to July 1, 2022
  • Minimum score: Minimum grade of B in each component. 

Language assessment document accepted: Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) – General 

  • Document validity (not expired) by: Must be valid up to July 1, 2022
  • Minimum score: Minimum score of 9 in each component. 

The IELTS indicator examination is not accepted.

Applicants are considered to have met the English Language proficiency requirements if:

  1. the language of instruction at medical school was English, and
  2. the primary language of patient care was English, and/or
  3. they are currently training in a Canadian/US training program that delivers training in English, and/or
  4. the first and native language of the country where the physician was trained is English.

English Language Proficiency Requirements for graduates of Quebec Medical Schools:

Please note that candidates who attended medical school in Quebec where the language of instruction or the primary language of patient care was not English, must fulfill the English Language Proficiency requirements of the College of Physicians of Surgeons of BC through the following, and results must be submitted to CaRMS by Rank Order List deadline:

  • Academic IELTS with a minimum score of 7 in each component with an overall band score of no less than 7. IELTS scores will be considered valid for 2 years from the date taken.

Complete details of the English Language Proficiency requirements can be found on the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC website.

MEDICAL COUNCIL OF CANADA EXAMS MCCQE Part I

  • Date/milestone assessment submission required: Interview period opening
  • Requirement: Mandatory

NAC Examination

  • Date/milestone assessment submission required: Interview period opening
  • Requirement: Mandatory
RETURN OF SERVICE (ROS) REQUIREMENTS International Medical Graduates applicants must declare any Return of Service obligations on the application and may be disqualified if their provincial obligations preclude subspecialty training
MEDICAL EDUCATION All matched applicants must meet the licensing criteria for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC) for postgraduate education.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION N/A
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO ALL MEDICAL GRADUATES
N/A

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