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Returning to BC


Full Member
7+ Year Member
Aug 2, 2012
  1. Medical Student
Hello all,

I am a board certified Internal Medicine Physician (practicing independently for 2 years now) in USA. I am also a Canadian citizen but i am an IMG. I did only 3 years of Internal Medicine here in the USA. I know you need 4 years of training for Canada. Would the 2 years of independently practicing count for anything? Or does it have to specifically a post grad training year?

Also, if it does count, do I need to take the MCCQE to go back to BC or my USMLE exams would suffice?

Thanks in advance


Full Member
Oct 1, 2020
  1. Attending Physician

Per this article here, it seems that their requirements are not necessarily 100% rigid, and you might be able to get around this by being board-certified and taking the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons Canada Exams. It's probably worth contacting the BC board to check.
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