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I know this forum is about USMLE but I've been meaning to find out the pros and cons of getting residency in the States and in Canada. Which is harder, and what is the difference, if any? If someone could just tell me i would be grateful. I heard alot of people saying the canadian boards are easier.
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Canada is definitely harder, its not a possibility unless the person is a permanent resident or a citizen.

Last year some 280 people matched into the PGY1 system in Canada.

Passing Canadian boards (MCCQE), might be ''easy'' (not really), but matching is a whole new story, that's why Canadian IMG's aim for spots in the US, then eventually try and come back to Canada.
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Cananda has very limited matching spots for foreign graduated physicians.
However, since MCCQE is somewhat like step 2 USMLE, if you are a permanent resident of Canada, I would take both MCCQE and USMLE and apply for matching for both countries to increase your chance.


I found Canadian residency program is usually very well organized, if matched, you will learn a lot from residency training.
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Cananda has very limited matching spots for foreign graduated physicians.
However, since MCCQE is somewhat like step 2 USMLE, if you are a permanent resident of Canada, I would take both MCCQE and USMLE and apply for matching for both countries to increase your chance.


I found Canadian residency program is usually very well organized, if matched, you will learn a lot from residency training.
Im not sure if the extra effort for MCQEE is worth it since that time could be spent studying for Step 2 . After all, majority of IMG matches do go into FM in Canada.
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MCCEE is no longer needed. MCCEE is just like MCCQE.
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MCCEE is no longer needed. MCCEE is just like MCCQE.
So there is only one exam instead of two?
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As i said, MCCQE is just like step 2 USMLE, there is a clinical exam and a written exam.

MCCEE is no longer needed. But when it was required back then, it was just like MCCQE.

The point is that it is not wasting of time to go through Canadian exam since the prepartion is just the same as step II. I would take USMLE step II and MCCQE the same time.

Canadian match has less opportunities than US match, however, when you apply for both matches, you increazse opportunities. Also, in case you do not get matched at all,getting a certificate in Canada helps to get into research positions.

So ADD1, if you are a permanent resident of Canada, I would suggest that you do both.
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I am a permanent resident in Canada since 1 year but graduated from Dubai. Is my case easier to get in a residency program?
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I am a canadian citizen and came to india for my undergrad.
will have the MBBS degree in a year..

what are my chances of getting a match if i choose to go back to Canada
instead of just taking the easy way out to the US?
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I am a canadian citizen and came to india for my undergrad.
will have the MBBS degree in a year..

what are my chances of getting a match if i choose to go back to Canada
instead of just taking the easy way out to the US?
depends which specialty...aim to score >350 on MCCEE and >82 on NAC OSCE.
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Hi everyone
I know this forum is about USMLE but I've been meaning to find out the pros and cons of getting residency in the States and in Canada. Which is harder, and what is the difference, if any? If someone could just tell me i would be grateful. I heard alot of people saying the canadian boards are easier.
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What's your first choice?
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In terms of time, do people generally take the USMLE and MCCEEs during medical school or do they just focus on one?
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Canada is definitely harder, its not a possibility unless the person is a permanent resident or a citizen.

Last year some 280 people matched into the PGY1 system in Canada.

Passing Canadian boards (MCCQE), might be ''easy'' (not really), but matching is a whole new story, that's why Canadian IMG's aim for spots in the US, then eventually try and come back to Canada.
This is useful in fact. Many people, including I, have lack of information about these things. Anyway, thank you for sharing.
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