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You have obtained recognition of your Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from the CMQ: Permit (regular) – Recognition of equivalence of a degree

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You have a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from Canada, the United States (LCME) or a diplôme d’État de docteur en médecine de la France:

To do your postgraduate training in Quebec, you must apply to one of Quebec’s four faculties of medicine for a residency position.

If the CMQ has recognized the equivalence of your Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree, it will send your contact information to the BCI — Bureau de Coopération interuniversitaire, formerly CREPUQ, which is responsible for the application of the policy on admissions to postgraduate training programs in Quebec.

The BCI will contact you by email, usually in October, to tell you the procedure to follow and which contingent to apply for. It is important that you notify them if your email address changes at: dhceu@bci-qc.ca. For more information about the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS), please consult their website.

For the list of specialties recognized in Quebec, please consult Appendix I of the Regulation respecting the terms and conditions for the issuance of the permit and specialist’s certificates by the Collège des médecins du Québec.

If you have a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from Canada, the United States (LCME) or a diplôme d’État de docteur en médecine de la France and you would like do your postgraduate training in Quebec, please contact the BCI directly.

If you completed your postgraduate training in Canada or the United States, please read the information in the section: Permit (regular) – Practice ready.

If you did some or all of your postgraduate training outside Canada and you obtain a residency position in the same discipline in a recognized program in Canada or the United States, the faculty of medicine, not the CMQ, will take your prior training into consideration and confirm your completion of the training program after a minimum period of 12 months.

Once you have completed your postgraduate training in Quebec to the satisfaction of the faculty of medicine and the Collège des médecins du Québec (CMQ), you must successfully complete the required examination in one of the specialties recognized in Quebec in order to obtain a permit to practice.

The CMQ will issue you a permit to practice (regular) and a specialist’s certificate once you have met the requirements listed under the heading: Permit (regular) – Practice ready / Requirements.

Last update: May 6, 2015