Academic Requirements

Academic Status

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia establishes academic and language requirements for new physicians. As an International Medical Graduate, you will need to demonstrate the following:

English Language Proficiency

The English language proficiency requirement of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. is fulfilled if:

  • The primary language of medical education was English, and
  • The primary language for patient care was English

To further assess your English language proficiency requirement for B.C. residency programs, please visit the CaRMS website.

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If you are matched to UBC you are required to fulfill a return of service.