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International Medical Graduates

CCNM offers bridge delivery of its naturopathic medical program

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CCNM is accepting applications for the two-year bridge delivery program for international medical graduates (IMGs) which begins in May, 2022!. Please complete our online application form to begin your application process.

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Priority Application Deadline: January 7, 2022

Final Application Deadline: April 1, 2022

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CCNM offers bridge delivery of its naturopathic medical program, developed specifically for international medical graduates (IMGs) as an opportunity to further their health care careers in Canada. An international medical graduate (IMG) has graduated from a medical school outside of Canada. He/she may have several years of independent practice experience in his/her home country; have just recently completed medical school; have completed a residency training program; or, have gone directly into practice with no requirement for a residency.

The six-term curriculum incorporates all of the competencies of the four-year naturopathic medical program, acknowledges previous medical experience and education, while providing additional supports to address the unique needs of an IMG student. Required courses are organized into a compressed period of 24 months. Graduates receive the Doctor of Naturopathy degree.

Admission requirements

IMGs must have graduated from a medical school recognized by the Medical Council of Canada and attained a passing grade in one of the following three medical examinations:

Refer to the academic calendar for more details.

CCNM’s minimum requirements in International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Test are:

  • IELTS (academic): 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)
  • CAEL: minimum overall band score of 60 or higher (on a 90 point scale)
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