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IMG Information 

Information for IMGs relating to application into the McMaster University Family Medicine program.

To enter into Postgraduate Medical Education at McMaster, it is recommended that you have your training assessed by the Centre for Evaluation of Health Professionals Educated Abroad (CEHPEA).  CEHPEA offers assessments for direct entry to training for Family Medicine and other specialties.  CEHPEA also offers written and clinical assessment for candidates applying for PGY2 or Practice Ready Assessment (PRA) training.  For further information, contact CEHPEA directly:

80 Bloor St West
9th floor – Suite 902
Toronto ON  M5S 2V1

Phone:  (416) 924-8622
Fax:       (416) 924-8921

If you are a Landed Immigrant/Canadian citizen and are interested in applying for direct entry training (at a PGY1 level), or for information regarding application criteria, deadlines, programs offered, etc., please contact the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) directly:


Looking for an Observership?

Unfortunately we are unable to set up observerships.  The best way for you to go about setting up an observership on your own is to approach a family physician whom you know and see if s/he is able to help you.

For additional tips and resources, please be sure to visit HealthForceOntario.
All parties involved in an observership should follow these guidelines/policies:

Bridging Program


Clinical Communication Skills and Ethics for Doctors

Clinical Communication Skills and Ethics for Doctors.Claim up to 36 Mainpro-M2 credit

If you are interested in practicing in Ontario and require counselling, there are services available for IMGs at the HealthForceOntario Access Centre:

Healthforce Ontario Access Centre

285 Victoria Street
7th floor
Toronto ON  M5B 1W1

Phone:   (416) 314-4409
Toll free: 1-800-596-4046


If you would like information regarding Financial Planning:

MD Management Limited
1 King Street West
Suite 1200

Phone:  (905) 526-9688
Fax:       (905) 526-1198
Toll free: 1-800-883-6015

Franca Matsos, Financial Consultant

If you would like information on preparation for the OSCE Exam:

The Ontario IMG School
6021 Yonge Street
Suite 240
Toronto ON  M2M 3W2

Phone: (416) 788-0464


For information on how to exchange your out-of-country driver's licence, click here.