The requirements of attending Medical Schools in US and Canada are very similar. You’ll need a high undergraduate GPA, high MCAT score, solid letters of recommendation, a powerful personal statement, and a comprehensive resume/CV. You’ll want to ace your interviews as well.
This is s quick write up for Canadian students who are considering attending medical school. Be sure to speak to specific medical school admissions officers to learn more about individual programs that interest you.
Medical Schools in US and Canada : Where to Study- US or Canada
Canadian students face a unique challenge when applying to medical school. A number of questions may come to mind: Will I remain in Canada to attend medical school? Will I attend in the United States? What about medical school abroad? In what circumstances will I be considered an international student? Are the requirements for a Canadian student more stringent than other students? If you are a Canadian student who is thinking about applying to medical school to become a physician, here are a few things to consider as you begin your journey:
Medical Schools in US and Canada : Travel to US for Studies
This is a very important question for prospective Canadian medical students because there are a number of key differences between applying to medical school in Canada and the US. First, not all of the 130 medical schools in the US accept international students. Additionally, some US medical schools classify Canadian students as international while others view them equivalent to US students. Websites that can help you determine which US medical schools accept applications from Canadian students can be found with a quick Google search. If your prospective US medical school classifies you as an international student, you will need to obtain a visa to travel and study in the US and provide a financial certificate which confirms that you can afford to pay for medical school, since Canadian students cannot obtain US federal student loans. If you want to study medicine in the US, consider a combined MS/PhD program; many of these programs offer scholarships for promising international students. Know that your chances of admission to a US medical school are low: only about 1% of accepted international students ultimately matriculate into a US medical school, and most of these acceptances are from private medical schools, where tuition is sky-high.
If I decide to stay in Canada, what are my medical school options?
Canadian medical school options are smaller than those in the US; there are only 17 medical schools in Canada. The majority of prospective Canadian doctors attend three schools: McGill University, the University of Toronto, and the University of Manitoba.
Approximately 25% of Canadian medical school applicants who apply to a Canadian medical school are accepted, and this low rate speaks to the competitive nature of pursing medical studies in Canada. Canadian medical schools are significantly cheaper to attend than US medical schools. The tuition is so low that Canadian medical students often choose to specialize in primary care medicine, a specialty that usually pays less than most other specialties but is critical to the overall smooth functioning of the health care system.
Washington Medical Science Institute
Washington Medical Science Institute (WMSI) is an international Medical School, recognized and listed with ECFMG and World Health Organization.
WMSl is offering fully accredited formal medical programmes since 2010, WMSl also working with its partners and developed WMSl International Health Science Research Centres, the main objective of the WMSI IHSRC is to deliver American standard locally accredited programs through its centres in different countries.
Washington Medical Science Institute Campuses
WMSI, SAINT LUCIA
MONROE COLLEGE, NEW YORK
WASHINGTON ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY, TAKOMA PARK – MARYLAND
PERDANA UNIVERSITY, MALAYSIA
WMSI PROGRAM @ ICON COLLEGE, IRELAND
WMSI PROGRAM @ GHANA, AFRICA
WMSI PROGRAM @ SHARJAH, UAE
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