This web site is a central resource for International Medical Doctors (IMD), also referred to as International Medical Graduates (IMGs), who are working towards becoming licensed to practice medicine in Canada.
Follow any of the links in the menu bars above and to the left to take you to your area of interest.
To the left, you may also enter into the MLBP Forum for discussion of program related topics and news updates.
The Medical License Bridging Program is under revision and services are not currently being delivered. If you are an International Medical Doctor in the Ottawa area looking for licensing or career information please visit www.imd-info.ca.
The Medical License Bridging Program for International Medical Doctors provides training in medical communication, healthcare culture, familiarity with Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) and exposure to Canadian medical practice through Observership. This focused training broadens knowledge of Canadian medical practice and improves the success rate of International Medical Doctors (IMD) as they pursue the medical exams and residency. To learn more about the Bridging Program in Ottawa, visit the About page.
IMD enter the Bridging Program through customized streams which recognize their individual readiness to successfully complete the program activities. Program entrance eligibility criteria include:
- Medical Doctor degree (FAIMER recognised)
- Landed immigrant, permanent resident or Canadian citizen
- Pass grade in MCCEE
- Preferred consideration may be given to candidates who have:
- Passed MCCQE Part 1 or MCCQE Part 2 and/or
- Passed CEPHEA CE1
- Postgraduate medical training
- TOEFL CBT score of 250 plus TSE score of 50 or
- TOEFL IBT score of 100