Repatriating BC-raised IMGs

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 51, No. 8, October 2009, Page 358 News

The BC Initiative to Repatriate BC-raised IMGs is calling on all BC-raised medical students studying abroad, BC-raised international medical graduates (IMGs), and their parents to join in a campaign to immediately change the current provincial requirements facing BC-raised IMGs wishing to obtain postgraduate residency positions in BC and other parts of Canada. 

In addition to passing the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination, BC-raised IMGs must also: 
• Participate in a 3-month superfluous training process at St Paul’s Hospital from March to June during which time these students must be overseas to pass final exams. This results in a 1-year delay in these students continuing their residency. 
• Be limited to the 6 specialty and 12 family medicine programs available through the BC-IMG program.
• Be forced into signing a return-of-service contract, having already funded their own medical studies abroad.

The initiative aims to have BC join other provinces, such as Manitoba and Quebec, in allowing Canadian-raised IMGs to be treated as Canadian-trained students in order to meet present and future medical service demands. For complete details of the campaign see

. Repatriating BC-raised IMGs . BCMJ, Vol. 51, No. 8, October, 2009, Page(s) 358 - News.

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