Acceptable medical credentials

Only the following medical credentials are acceptable by the Medical Council of Canada (MCC) for source verification.

 

Medical degree or diploma

The final medical degree or diploma is an official document issued by a medical school or university confirming graduation in medicine.

Important:

  • If you are submitting your final medical degree (diploma), you must first confirm that your medical school is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools. Please see our latest news post regarding IMED and WDMS for more information.
  • If you request your university to send a copy of your medical degree or diploma directly to the MCC, it must be accompanied by a cover sheet

Canadian medical credentials are not accepted.

Medical degree transcript

The medical degree transcript is an official complete record of a medical degree/diploma education issued by a medical school or university that includes grades and/or credits for all courses taken throughout the entire medical degree/diploma education. It should confirm that the degree has been awarded and be signed by a medical school or university official.

Canadian medical credentials are not accepted.

Internship

The internship document is an official document issued by an institution responsible for clinical medical training confirming that a period of clinical medical training has been successfully completed (mandatory rotating internship).

This document must:

  • Include the start and end dates of the completed training
  • State the disciplines/rotations and the length of time spent in each discipline/rotation
  • Be issued on official letterhead of the medical school, university, hospital or institution responsible for the training (the full address and contact information of the issuing institution must appear on the document or be provided on a separate document)
  • Be signed and dated by the person responsible for the training program (e.g., Dean or program director)

The following documents will not be accepted:

  • Letters of employment/work experience
  • Letters of recommendations
  • Certificates or letters of ongoing training
  • Language training documents
  • Statements of examination results
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Canadian medical credentials

Postgraduate training

The postgraduate medical training document is an official document issued by a medical school, university, hospital or institution responsible for postgraduate clinical medical training confirming that a period of postgraduate clinical medical training has been completed (this medical training is usually done after being awarded a medical degree/diploma).

This document must:

  • Include the start and end dates of the completed training
  • State the program discipline(s)
  • Be issued on official letterhead of the medical school, university, hospital or institution responsible for the training (the full address and contact information of the issuing institution must appear on the document or be provided on a separate document)
  • Be signed and dated by the person responsible for the training program (e.g., Dean or program director)

The following documents will not be accepted:

    • Letters of employment/work experience
    • Letters of recommendations
    • Certificates or letters of ongoing training
    • Language training documents
    • Statements of examination results
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Canadian medical credentials

Specialty certificate

The medical specialty certificate is an official document confirming that certification as a specialist has been obtained in a particular branch of medicine through the completion of a certifying examination process designed for that specialty.

Canadian medical credentials are not accepted.

Medical license or registration

A medical license or registration is an official document issued by a medical regulatory authority confirming registration or licensure by that authority to practise medicine. This document must include a license or registration number.

Canadian medical credentials are not accepted.