International Student Requirements

Canada

Students matriculating from Canada must complete the following standardized examinations to be able to graduate from XUSOM.

  1. Comprehensive Basic Science Examination; a requirement to complete XUSOM Basic Sciences;
  2. USMLE-1; a requirement to complete XUSOM Basic Sciences;
  3. Comprehensive Clinical Sciences Examination; a requirement to complete the Clinical Sciences;
  4. USMLE-2 CK and CS; a requirement to complete XUSOM Clinical Sciences

Pursuing Residency in Canada

In order to apply for the Residency positions in Canada the students are required to fulfill all the standard requirements.

  1. Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part 1: As of 2019, all candidates, including IMGs, can apply directly to the MCCQE Part I without first having to take the MCCEE. The exam is delivered in Canada and internationally in over 80 countries through Prometric.
  2. National Assessment Collaboration Examination (NAC): The NAC Examination is a one-day exam that assesses your readiness to enter a Canadian residency program. It is a national, standardized examination that tests the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential for entrance into postgraduate training in Canada. It is an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) that includes a series of stations where you are presented with typical clinical scenarios. It includes problems in: Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Psychiatry, and Preventive Medicine and Public Health.
  3. Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS): After this successfully clearing these exams, the students can apply to residency programs through the Canadian Resident Matching Service, which provides a fair, objective and transparent application and matching service for medical training throughout Canada.

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Other Countries

  • Students matriculating from all other countries must complete the following standardized examinations:
  • Comprehensive basic Science Examination; a requirement to complete XUSOM Basic Sciences;
  • USMLE-1; a requirement to complete XUSOM Basic Sciences;
  • Comprehensive Clinical Sciences Examination; a requirement to complete the Clinical Sciences.
  • USMLE-2 CK and CS; a requirement to complete XUSOM Clinical Sciences;

Students intending to do a residency in any country other than the United States must inform the Dean of Basic or Clinical Sciences within six months of matriculation. This will allow time to ensure that all necessary requirements for smooth transition to residency are completed.