Admission Requirements and Applying to the Program

Admission Requirements

All applicants to the Internationally Trained Medical Doctors (ITMD) Bridging Program must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident of Ontario, or have refugee status at the time of application
  • Be an internationally trained medical professional (medical doctor/dental surgeon/clinical public health specialist)
  • Have a medical doctor degree equivalent to an Ontario university degree
  • Have at least two years of previous work experience in public health education and research
  • Demonstrate English language proficiency at the minimum required level:
    • TOEFL 92; or Academic IELTS of 6.5; or CLB 8 (all band); or equivalent English language proficiency test

Applying to the Program

Submit the completed application form and forward it along with your one-page letter of intent (LOI), your current resume, and other supporting documentation (i.e., scanned copies of medical degree, proof of language proficiency test score, proof of Ontario residency, and proof of eligibility to work in Canada) to the ITMD Bridging Program at Only selected candidates will be contacted for pre-screening and successful candidates will be invited to attend an in-person interview for final selection.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Term: May 1–July 31
  • Spring/Summer Term: October 1–December 31

Tuition and Financial Aid

The total fee for the ITMD Bridging Program is $2,880 (subject to change). Learners in the ITMD Bridging Program are eligible to apply for Chang School awards and bursaries. Visit Awards and Financial Aid for more information. Qualified applicants may be eligible for the Ontario Bridging Participant Assistance Program (OBPAP).

After consideration of all applications and pre-screening process, selected candidates will be invited, via email, to attend an in-person interview with members of the ITMD application review committee. The interview allows the review committee to learn more about your academic and professional experience and background.

Only successful applicants will receive an offer of admission with follow-up documentation on student registration and orientation procedures.