International Medical Graduates

An International Medical Graduate (IMG) is a physician who received a medical degree outside of a Canadian medical school (accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools), or outside of a United States medical school (accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education). In Canada, the term IMG refers to the place of medical education. An IMG may be:

At MTesi Advisory we understand the challenges of IMGs, and choosing a career path is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Without attending live lectures it is almost impossible for IMGs to get into the Canadian system. There are certain exams in Canada such as OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Exam) which do not exist in other countries. Among the preparation courses we have known so far, Ontario IMG School is a pioneer in helping IMGs to pass their exams and get into the system.

The Ontario IMG School was established in May 2001 by Dr. Cyrus Salimi. Being an IMG himself, Dr. Salimi experienced all the difficulties that an IMG encounters through the rigorous application process for medical status within the Ontario healthcare system. After passing the required exams and admitted into The Ontario IMG Program, Dr. Salimi decided to share his experiences by assisting IMGs through the doctor-patient encounter aspect of the exam. Dr. Salimi has indeed made a difference for all international doctors seeking admission into the medical field in their new home. For complete details on how The Ontario IMG School can help visit

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