CCNM's bridge delivery for IMGs will begin on April 25, 2016Priority application date is December 18, 2015. Apply now for the next intake (PDF).

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 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.