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Does canadian citizenship help to get more interviews if the applicant is IMG with good scores and LORs, us experience?
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Does canadian citizenship help to get more interviews if the applicant is IMG with good scores and LORs, us experience?
Nope.

You still require the same type of visa as someone from Asia, Africa etc.
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No it doesnt.

You are still an IMG without a visa.

One of the major benefits of being a Canadian Citizen is that you can easily visit the US for hands-on US clinical experience a few days/weeks at a time.

But keep in mind that residency programs that offer visa sponsor ship are aware of this and expect residency applicants with Canadian Citizenship to have more hands-on USCE that the traditional IMG/FMG living on the other side of the world with only a visitors visa.

Are all of your LORs from US physicians and related to hands-on clinical rotations completed int he US?

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