International Medical Graduates (IMGs) who meet the postgraduate training requirements of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (the College) may be eligible for a provisional licence to practise medicine in British Columbia.

Applicants must have a medical degree plus two years accredited and approved postgraduate training with a basic core of 44 weeks consisting of:

Rotations of eight weeks in:

  • medicine
  • surgery
  • obstetrics/gynecology
  • pediatrics

Plus rotations of four weeks each in:

  • psychiatry
  • emergency medicine (A&E)
  • family/general practice.

Medical Council of Canada (MCC) examination – Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Exam (MCCEE) will be waived with reciprocity for those candidates with MRCGP, MICGP, ABFM, FRACGP, or FACRRM.


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