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Medical Practices "We don't recognize until we get outside Canada how respected Canadian health care is. Our sense is that we have really a moral imperative to use that expertise to the benefit of the Ontario taxpayer."
Dr. Robert Bell, CEO, University Health Network, (UHN), Toronto

"Despite trying to take our public health care systems into a new domain, I think it's for the betterment of our institutions.
"We have a lot of expertise that a lot of people would like to have, and I think we undersell ourselves, we really do.
"Canadians are seen as bringing everything that is good about North America, without being American.
"We've always been more low key and I think in general they like that."
Dr. Michael Churchill-Smith, Montreal Medical International, (MMI), McGill University Health Centre

Canadian health-care professionals, including the organizations they are associated with, have long provided educational and humanitarian aid to people living in deprived conditions within countries with emerging economies unable to care for the neediest in their populations. Canadian health professionals donate their time and experience with missionary zeal, and have done so for decades.

It is far more lately that health professionals and the hospitals they serve in Canada have offered outreach programs to countries with health care systems less well endowed with professional expertise, at a hefty price, to help them establish more advanced methods of treatment, introducing them to the latest in technologically-advanced equipment as well.

Where previously the altruistic outreach has concentrated on what was once called Third-World economies, this new dollar-centric approach, though it has a decided helping component, is geared toward those capable of paying handsomely for the privilege. Those would be countries with immense wealth, but in some ways, Third-World living conditions as far as medical science, or any kind of in-depth national, home-grown science may be concerned.

Alwakra Hospital, Qatar, Doha 5This new type of outreach-for-profit activity has been characterized as medical professionals and their hospital administrations behaving like globe-trotting entrepreneurs, even though they represent government-funded health institutions. The facilities have always, apart from their government funding, engaged in fund-raising through various types of enterprises such as lotteries to bring in those additional dollars required to operate hugely expensive institutions.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto


In Doha, Qatar, a children's health centre is being designed, built and staffed with the assistance of organizers and professionals from Toronto's highly internationally respected Sick Children's Hospital. In Kuwait, Montreal and Toronto-based hospitals are assisting in the building of world-class cancer-care and heart-treatment programs. B.C. health-care facilities have rented out consulting services to clients as far removed as China and Slovenia.
The functional arrangement whereby Canadian hospitals dispatch experienced medical professionals through remuneratively-handsome contracts for consulting and education via this marketing scheme has given Canadian medical centres the opportunity to earn millions yearly, and that funding is then plowed back into patient services in Canada. UHN is partway through a five-year, $100-million contract developing a cancer-treatment centre in Doha, Qatar.

The earnings from that contract has seen fruit, enabling the funding of an impressive expansion of the clinical-trials program at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, an affiliate of the UHN network. The concern was that to fulfill the contracts experts would have to be extracted temporarily from facilities within Canada, and the spectre of taking needed resources from home to an international destination appeared as a detriment.

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by edugirl

I am familar with the path for becoming a physician in the U.S., and just discovered that the American Association of Medical Colleges appears to cover medical schools in the U.S. and Canada:
So this is a good starting resource for you. You should be sure to use this website as it pertains to Canadian medical school applicants only.
In the U.S. the minimum prerequisites for medical school admission are a year each of biology, chemistry, and physics, with at least two quarters or a year of organic chemistry, depending on the medical school

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