Resources: General Advice

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You must be a member in order to view the links.  Join up now! Read this after perusing the timelines that have been posted. As you go through medical school, there will be A LOT going on in your life.

NAC OSCE sessions in BC

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We are posting an invitation relating to the NAC OSCE that we received from our colleagues at the Association of International Medical Doctors of BC.  Each year they host educational sessions for the upcoming NAC OSCE examination.  Their website is aimdbc.org.  Here is their invitation: “We are excited to announce that on September 2nd we are starting the educational […]

Resources: Books

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Medical school involves buying lots of books, most of them for courses that you use once.  Listed below are books that have been recommended for the big exams…

Who is SOCASMA?

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SOCASMA is a society based in Canada whose aim is to help Canadians Studying medicine Abroad (CSAs) come back to Canada.  On the picture below, the red stars are the countries where our members attend school.  Don’t see a star where you go to medical school?  Join us so we can add one!

2014 Residency Positions–42 IMG spots in BC

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This year at the University of British Columbia, there were 42 positions in the IMG stream: 36 in Family Medicine, 3 in Internal Medicine, 1 in Pediatrics, and 2 in Psychiatry. You may find this information, and the information about all positions available in Canada through CaRMS here, then click Program Description Directories, R-1 Main […]

How to: access R-1 Match Results

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CaRMS has recently added a new video: How to access your R-1 Match result. Find it, as well as other instructional videos, on CaRMS’s YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/carmsvideo.

A Must Read: Applying to BC for Residency

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First of all, read through the BC IMG website.  SOCASMA requested clarification of a few points found on that website, and here they are, courtesy of Dr Snadden in September 2013. 1.  Residency Requirements “…as well as requiring passing scores in the NAC OSCE and the MCCEE exams the selection process will be looking at […]

Useful Websites

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If you think of other helpful websites, please comment below!