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Medical Studies Abroad – MBBS in Canada

There is keen competition for entry into the faculty of medicine in Canada. Majority of the medical schools in Canada enroll students who have completed a degree in biological sciences except for the Quebec province which accepts students on the basis who have completed their class 12 exam and one year of diploma. MBBS in Canada is known as MD (Doctor of Medicine, considered as an undergraduate degree). International students willing to pursue medicine in Canada have to undertake the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). It is a multiple-choice question-based examination meant to access problem-solving, critical thinking, writing skills and knowledge of science concepts/ principles that are prerequisite to the study of medicine.

The medical course is a three to five-year program in Canada vary according to the university and medical background of each student. Those with a bachelor degree in the appropriate field are eligible for the 4-year program while the others have to opt for the 5-year program. An additional residency training is also required which may range from two to seven years of study.

The deadline for applications for medical studies is around June 30 every year.

List of required documents for studying medicine abroad in Canada

  • Certified copies of Class 10 an12 mark sheets and certificates.
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two academic references
  • Scorecard of MCAT
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