FAQ: Residency Selection Process

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Who controls the residency selection process?  Residency selection determines who will be able to practice medicine in Canada. Since 1993, the Ministries of Health and the Provincial Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons have allowed the Canadian universities to control residency selection. In 1993 the universities took control of training all new physicians. The universities organize […]

FAQ: Medical Resident

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What is a medical resident? After medical school, graduates have to work in training positions called medical residencies before they can become fully licensed.  They are hired by the provincial Ministries of Health to work as resident physicians, ie, apprentice physicians.  Resident physicians are an important cog in the medical wheel.  They are not the […]

FAQ: Acronyms

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This is a list of the commonly used acronyms used by SOCASMA: CaRMS – Canadian Resident Matching Service CPSBC – College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC FOM – Faculty of Medicine LCME – Liaison Committee of Medical Education MCCEE – Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination NAC  – National Assessment Collaboration NBME – National […]