Canadian Osteopathic Association
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:
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.
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
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.
you are considering completing your post-graduate training in the
March 11, 2018
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