Doctors are regulated primary health care providers in Atlantic Canada. After completing an undergraduate degree and the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) the application process for medical school can begin. A medical degree will take roughly four years to complete plus two to seven years of residency or specialization. Obtaining an unrestricted license to practice medicine in Atlantic Canada requires the completion of the Medical Council of Canada (MCC) Qualifying Exam. International Medical Graduates (IMGs), except those from the US, must first write the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Exam (MCCEE) before being allowed to write the qualifying exam. Information about applying to be licensed can be found at physiciansapply.ca.
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