There are 17 Medical Schools or Medical Colleges in Canada that award MD degree which is equivalent to MBBS degree in India. At the present, nearly 4,000 students are doing their MBBS in Canada.
MBBS in Canada Admission Entry Requirements
Most Universities enrol students who have successfully completed a Bachelor’s degree in fields like Biological Sciences. Medical schools in Quebec province do not need Bachelor’s degree. They accepts students for MBBS in Quebec province on the basis of CEGEP diploma (equivalent to Class 12 + 1st year of University).
For MBBS in Western Canada 2 years of Bachelor’s is required.
For MBBS in University of Manitoba a student needs to complete a degree program before applying.
More details of MBBS in Canada are available in the guide book published by The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC).
MBBS known as MD in Canada is considered there as an under-graduate degree.
For admission in MBBS in Canada the following documents are required:
- Personal Statement (SOP)
- Autobiographical sketch
- Certificates & Marksheets
- Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) score
For admission a candidate also has to appear for a personal interview.
University of Ottawa does not require MCAT score as their teaching is in bilingual.
Northern Ontario School of Medicne also does not require a candidate to have MCAT score for MBBS admission (known as MD in Canada).
Various Medical Schools in Canada use different sets of parameters for giving admission. For example for MBBS Admission in University of Western Ontario looks more at higher performance parameters.
McMaster University in Canada lays emphasis on MCAT’s Verbal Reasoning section to select candidates.
University of Toronto uses MCAT score as a cut-off criteria.
There are only 2,500 seats available for MBBS in Canada.
To practise as a Doctor in Canada all students have to clear the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Exam.
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