For those Amreican-trained physicians interested in practicing in Canada, Alberta has opened up another option. The new Health Professions Act, which passed January 1, 2010, now acceptes the USMLE and COMLEX as equivalent to the Canadian board exams. This makes practicing North of the border a little easier (less money, less hassel, less studying, etc). Now, American-trained docs don't have to take the LMCCE exams. Alberta now joins the province of Ontario with similar legislation. It sounds like other provinces are contemplating similar legislation, but I don't have any details. Feel free to contact the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (www.CPSA.ca) for further details.