Osteopathic medicine in Canada

Osteopathic medicine in Canada
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This article discusses osteopathic physicians practising medicine in Canada, for non-physician osteopathic practitioners, see Osteopathy in Canada.

Osteopathic medicine in Canada refers to osteopathic physicians educated in the United States who practise osteopathy and medicine in Canada. Though licensure requirements for physicians varies by province in Canada, osteopathic physicians are generally able to obtain a license to practise medicine across the country. The following table summarizes those requirements. The Canadian Osteopathic Association is the largest association of osteopathic physicians in Canada.

Alberta Unlimited. LMCC, COMLEX, USMLE, accepted for licensure.
British Columbia Unlimited. LMCC, COMLEX, USMLE, FLEX, NBME accepted for licensure.
Manitoba Unlimited. US license recognized
New Brunswick Unlimited. LMCC, COMLEX, accepted for licensure. DOs registered in Maine accepted for licensure.
Newfoundland Pending. Currently under review
NW Territories Unlimited. US license recognized
Nova Scotia Unlimited. LMCC and COMLEX accepted for licensure.
Ontario Unlimited. LMCC, COMLEX, and USMLE accepted for licensure.
Prince Edward I Restricted. No provision for US DO
Quebec Unlimited. 1 year GME in Quebec & French fluency required. LMCC and COMLEX accepted for licensure
Saskatchewan Limited. OMM only
Yukon Territory Unlimited. US license recognized

Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DOs) educated in the United States should not be confused with non-physician osteopaths. There are no colleges of osteopathic medicine in Canada. Only those graduates of the US-Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine are eligible for licensure to practise osteopathy and Osteopathic Medicine in Canada. US-trained DOs may practise in Canada as fully licensed physicians. The authority for licensure of American osteopathic graduates lies with the provincial Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

See also


  1. ^ Canadian Osteopathic Practice (.doc)
  2. ^ Ontario Medicine Act – Restricted Titles, Section 9
  3. ^ College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario Doctor of Osteopathy Registration Policy Statement
  4. ^ [1] Bylaws of the British Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, Sections 2-8 to 2-12
  5. ^ Alberta Medical Profession Act Sections 3 and 18
  6. ^ Use of Titles Albert Health Professions Act Schedule 21

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