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If there are any canadians or americans studying med school in India planning to take usmle, I have few questions. Does having citizenship in Canada or US help in anyway? How different is the Canadian Licensing exam compared to the American counterpart? Is it more difficult?
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Hi abhicanada,

I believe the exams are a bit different. Seems to me, I might be mistaken though, that UK, Canadian, Australian exams are closer to each other, and distinct from US.
They tend to focus more on assessing GP's abilities.
You can do trial questions here just look for DEMO.

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hi. if u believe tat UK, Canadian, Australian exams r closer to each other, and distinct from US as they tend to focus more on assessing GP's abilities....wat does US exam focus more?
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I heard that the Canadian exam is as tough as USMLE but even tougher is getting a residency there, one of the reasons why so many graduates from Canada are moving to US.
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hi. if u believe tat UK, Canadian, Australian exams r closer to each other, and distinct from US as they tend to focus more on assessing GP's abilities....wat does US exam focus more?
Well, obviously, since this is medicine there cannot be a clear cut, and there are overlaps.
However, from my experience with the Australian exam and in conversation with a friend who has taken PLAB, they seem bit different. But, I might be mistaken. For example, the main study guides for the australian exam are oxford clinical handbook of clinical medicine and general practice textbooks. While the US exam, I believe, has a more holistic approach and more detailed, as it requires you to have extensive knowledge from the basic sciences. Certainly, I need to take the USMLE step 1 to have the proper opinion, however this is what I can conclude from the preparation research I have done and from some of the pre-test questions I took. As I said previously, don't think of my post as black-or-white.
In my opinion USMLE questions (again from forum insights and pre-test) are more sincere, either you know or you don't know. Australian questions are tricky, you think you know the answers, but actually it's something else.
Anyway this is generalisation.


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You do have a point Kreatura,
I am studying for USMLE while my friend is studying for PLAB. Sometimes he shows me a question and it seems so tricky! there are a hundred possible answers and very less data given. USMLE does need you to know the basics while PLAB and Australian exam stress more on clinicals.
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