Admission Requirements - Bridge Delivery

Who are IMGs?
An international medical graduate (IMG) is an individual who has graduated from a medical school outside of Canada. They may have several years of independent practice experience in his/her country; have just recently completed medical school; have completed a residency training program; have gone directly into practice with no requirement for a residency; be from a country with a medical education system similar to Canada’s; or be from a country whose medical education system is very different from Canada’s.

Do I qualify for bridge delivery of the ND Program?

  1. Applicants must have graduated from a medical school recognized by the Medical Council of Canada
  2. Applicants must have attained a passing grade on the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE) or, attained a passing grade for United States Medical Licensing Examination Step I (USMLEI). Applicants must have graduated from a medical school recognized by the Medical Council of Canada
  3. Graduates from non-English language medical programs must submit proof of English proficiency and satisfy the minimal grade required by CCNM in Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English language Testing System (IELTS). CCNM's minimum requirements are:

    IELTS: minimum overall band score of 6.5 or higher (on a 9 point scale)
    TOEFL PBT: minimum 580 out of 677
    TOEFL CBT: minimum 257 out of 300
    TOEFL IBT: minimum 86 out of 120 (CCNM TOEFL DI Code: 0245)

What is the MCCEE?
The Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE) is a four-hour, computer-based examination offered in both English and French at more than 500 centres in 80 countries worldwide. The MCCEE is a general assessment of the candidate's basic medical knowledge in the principal disciplines of medicine. International medical graduates must take the MCCEE as a prerequisite for eligibility to the MCC Qualifying Examinations.