Pathways to Licensing

Did you know?

You can work on more than one pathway to get a license to practice medicine in Nova Scotia.

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Pathways to Licensing

Choose a pathway that best suits your qualifications and experience. Keep your career goal in mind.

A pathway can have periods of supervision and assessment. 

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Register with the Medical Council of Canada for source verification of credentials through

Additional training required

Pathways to licensure that include additional training

Additional training not required

Pathways to licensure without additional training


Pathways that follow independent licensure