How to become an MD?
It is awarded by the Faculty of Medicine at the end of research work in clinical, fundamental or dental medicine lasting 3 to 4 years. Candidates for the doctorate in medical sciences must to be holders of a medical or dental degree issued by a Swiss or foreign university.
“Anyone who has successfully completed a university doctoral program has the right to wear the title of doctor. However, a recent amendment to the Professional Code specifies the rules.
In France the Step 1 and step 2 CK’sUSML are administered in Prometric centers (www.prometric.com) on computer all year round only in Paris.
As an international medical graduate (IMD), if you wish to submit an application for a regular permit to practice or to carry out training in Quebec, you must obtain recognition of equivalence of your medical doctor (MD) diploma by the College – See Step 1 .
The state diploma of doctor of medicine issued by a faculty of medicine established and providing its training in France is recognized by the College in accordance with the Mutual Recognition Arrangement (ARM) between Quebec and France.
This program usually lasts six or seven years. That being the case, admission is very competitive for international students. A student applying to study medicine in America will also need to take the MCAT test, which stands for the medical admission test.
In addition, this program leads to obtaining the title of Doctor of Orthopedics (DO), or Doctor of Medicine (MD) depending on the faculty of medicine. Likewise, both degrees allow the holder to practice medicine after completing the accredited residency program.