Hi everyone! Welcome to my blog. My name is T and if you are reading this, there is a good chance you are a medical student somewhere outside North America wondering about how to align your stars so you can do your residency training in Canada. Well, I have been where you are now so I want to share my story and what I learnt in the process.
I went to medical school in Pakistan and the majority of my peers were planning on going to the USA for residency training. Everyone was all about them USMLEs. The path was well-defined and there was a clear recipe on how to. I was the odd one out. I wanted to train in Canada and no one around me knew anything about it.
I was on track to graduate in Sept 2013. I didn’t want to take a gap year unless it could be helped. So I started doing my research and got my ducks in a row.
I figured out the exams I needed to ace, the work experience I needed to organise and the contacts I needed to build to make my application stand out. It took a lot of stress, sweat but mostly it took a LOT of planning.
I have done this and you can do this too. In the next few blog posts I will share more detail about each step of the process and tips to guide any potential IMG applicants out there.