Internationally trained physicians

Physician performing an ear examinationIf you have already obtained your medical degree/certification in a country other than Canada and now wish to practice medicine in Canada, there are a number of resources in place to assist you with this transition.

Health Force Ontario  

The Health Force Ontario Access Centre is a hub for all internationally educated health professionals in Ontario. If you are seeking information and advice about the medical licensing process here in Canada, or about alternative career options in health care, the Access Centre can offer you guidance and support.  Health Force Ontario offers a free range of services including:

  • one-to-one counselling
  • information sessions
  • orientation to licensure examinations
  • webinars
  • in-person courses

Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS)  

CaRMS works in close cooperation with the medical education community, medical schools and students/residents to match approximately 3,700 applicants each year to postgraduate medical training programs in Canada through four residency matches.

Find out what you need to know as an international medical graduate before applying for CaRMS by exploring the online resources provided on the CaRMS website.

International students

  • If you are an international student wanting to apply to study medicine at the University of Toronto, please see the information for internationally educated applicants.
  • If you are an international medical student hoping to take an elective, we have a Visiting Electives Program at the Faculty of Medicine.
  • If you are an international medical graduate hoping to undertake further training or an observership via the University of Toronto, you should contact Postgraduate Medical Education.
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