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Canada Canadian FMG and the US Match!

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I am a Canadian citizen finished my medical school outside canada (IMG) and i am planning to Apply for matching in the united states ..... my Question is ((( do i need to do the evaluating exam for Canada to be able to get a job in the states or to be accepted in matching )))) orrr (( whats the requirement from Canadian to be eligible for matching other than USMLE exams )) i wish if any 1 had the same story could help me
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You have to undergo same procedure as any other FMG goes through. No special privileges for Canadian citizens who have done med school outside Canada. You dont need MCEE for applying for Match in USA, though if you do give your score may be reported for match....
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You have to undergo same procedure as any other FMG goes through. No special privileges for Canadian citizens who have done med school outside Canada. You dont need MCEE for applying for Match in USA, though if you do give your score may be reported for match....
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Hi there,

That's actually incorrect. If you need a visa, you are required to take the MCCEE whether you are planning to match in Canada or not as this is needed for the J1 visa. The score is not reported at all for the US match, it's just a matter of having a passing score for the visa. Hope this helps.

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Thank u jess .... I have 1 more question ... U said if u need a visa ... I ve heard that every candian dr need that j1 visa ... Is that right ??
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Thank u jess .... I have 1 more question ... U said if u need a visa ... I ve heard that every candian dr need that j1 visa ... Is that right ??
The only reason you wouldn't need a visa for a US residency as a Canadian is if you have a Green card or dual citizenship. Otherwise, yes, all Canadians will need a visa for a US residency. There are two types of visas: J1 and H1b. Not every program offers the H1b, however, and since you won't know if you will be joining a program that offers the H1b (fyi: step 3 is required to be considered for the H1b by the programs that offer it) until match day, you have to take the MCCEE to qualify for the J1 visa. Hope that helps.
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Thank u for help ... I really appreciate it
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Hi there,

That's actually incorrect. If you need a visa, you are required to take the MCCEE whether you are planning to match in Canada or not as this is needed for the J1 visa. The score is not reported at all for the US match, it's just a matter of having a passing score for the visa. Hope this helps.

Jess
You need Visa if you apply for J1,but not for H1B,therefore it is not mandatory to have MCEE for the Match.
If you had applied in last year match,there was a column in myERAS for Canadian MCEE and other Canadian Steps along with USMLE Steps, and if you had opted for release of scores then automatically your scores of USMLE and Canadian exams got reported.This year they dont have any column for US steps or Canadian steps,my presumption is that if you opt to auto transmit scores they will be for both sides,but I would still like that you may confirm this directly from ERAS.
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I heard from a guy who was writing step 1 with me in prometric in toronto that mccee is not mandatory for j1 visa like before.. i am not sure

you can ask healthforceontario and see

by the way, any one of you guys are applying to this year match??
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I heard from a guy who was writing step 1 with me in prometric in toronto that mccee is not mandatory for j1 visa like before.. i am not sure

you can ask healthforceontario and see

by the way, any one of you guys are applying to this year match??
I will check into this in the morning. I would like to know if this is true or not...if anyone else has any knowledge , please share.
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yes, that is correct, MCCEE is no longer required for J1 visa.

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I will check into this in the morning. I would like to know if this is true or not...if anyone else has any knowledge , please share.
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yes, that is correct, MCCEE is no longer required for J1 visa.
Thanks. Where did you find this out from? I would like to confirm this as I have applied for the residency match this year.
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Here is some more information I have found:
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hcs-sss/hhr-r.../index-eng.php
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yes, the statement of need page from health Canada. they just recently changed the policy this January

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Here is some more information I have found:
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hcs-sss/hhr-r.../index-eng.php
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Default Good news.

Got a reply back from them. Here's a copy of it!

Dear Medical Student / Doctor,

Requirements for Obtaining a Statement of Need - updates made in 2013 and upcoming changes in 2014

Many of you have written in asking for more information about changes to the Requirements for Obtaining a Statement of Need.

Many of you don't believe there are no more exam requirements !!!!!

In the Fall of 2012, some changes were made to the administration of the program. Additional changes will appear on the Health Canada website as soon as the technical revisions are completed.

Below are the most significant changes to the process for obtaining a Statement of Need. Note carefully that these changes are only about the Requirements to Obtain a Statement of Need. You are still responsible for completing your medical examinations and obtaining a medical licence in Canada upon completion of training.


*Proof that you live in a province or territory has been removed: a driver's licence and one other document is no longer required. You must still prove you are either a Canadian Citizen or a Permanent Resident of Canada.

*All final year medical students will use Category B.

*Notarized or certified documents can be submitted by email.

*Action Plans for medical licensure in Canada have been removed.

*All examination requirements to obtain a first and subsequent Statement of Need have been removed.

*The "Letter of Recognition", issued by RCPSC, has been removed. You must still prove the proposed training is recognized in Canada by providing evidence the training is ACGME accredited.
*The List of Needed Specialties and Subspecialties is available to all applicants in Category B, with one exception: applicants from Quebec who will return to Quebec after training. These applicants must obtain a letter of endorsement from the Quebec ministry of health.

*Only those fields of medicine in need in Canada can receive a Statement of Need. Requests for exceptions by a provincial authority may be considered but only if there are very unusual or exceptional circumstances.
Program Administrator, Statement of Need / J1 Visa Program, Health Human Resources Policy Division, Strategic Policy Branch, HEALTH CANADA, 200 Eglantine Driveway, Jeanne Mance Building 1918-C, Tunney's Pasture, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9, Facsimile: (613) 948-8081
J1visa@hc-sc.gc.ca
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Got a reply back from them. Here's a copy of it!

Dear Medical Student / Doctor,

Requirements for Obtaining a Statement of Need - updates made in 2013 and upcoming changes in 2014

Many of you have written in asking for more information about changes to the Requirements for Obtaining a Statement of Need.

Many of you don't believe there are no more exam requirements !!!!!

In the Fall of 2012, some changes were made to the administration of the program. Additional changes will appear on the Health Canada website as soon as the technical revisions are completed.

Below are the most significant changes to the process for obtaining a Statement of Need. Note carefully that these changes are only about the Requirements to Obtain a Statement of Need. You are still responsible for completing your medical examinations and obtaining a medical licence in Canada upon completion of training.


*Proof that you live in a province or territory has been removed: a driver's licence and one other document is no longer required. You must still prove you are either a Canadian Citizen or a Permanent Resident of Canada.

*All final year medical students will use Category B.

*Notarized or certified documents can be submitted by email.

*Action Plans for medical licensure in Canada have been removed.

*All examination requirements to obtain a first and subsequent Statement of Need have been removed.

*The "Letter of Recognition", issued by RCPSC, has been removed. You must still prove the proposed training is recognized in Canada by providing evidence the training is ACGME accredited.
*The List of Needed Specialties and Subspecialties is available to all applicants in Category B, with one exception: applicants from Quebec who will return to Quebec after training. These applicants must obtain a letter of endorsement from the Quebec ministry of health.

*Only those fields of medicine in need in Canada can receive a Statement of Need. Requests for exceptions by a provincial authority may be considered but only if there are very unusual or exceptional circumstances.
Program Administrator, Statement of Need / J1 Visa Program, Health Human Resources Policy Division, Strategic Policy Branch, HEALTH CANADA, 200 Eglantine Driveway, Jeanne Mance Building 1918-C, Tunney's Pasture, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9, Facsimile: (613) 948-8081
J1visa@hc-sc.gc.ca

sooo we dont or do need MCCEE for J1? that letter was mad confusing.
also, what do they mean by "Only those fields of medicine in need in Canada can receive a Statement of Need."
im going into psych, is that considered a 'field of medicine in need'?
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