Medical Culture & Communication: Program for International Medical Graduates

The intention of this program is to provide International Medical Graduates with the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to bridge the cultural gap so that their chances of securing a satisfying position in the Canadian Health Care System will be enhanced.

The program consists of both classroom and online components, and there is a substantial element of self-directed learning. To sign up for a term, you must commit to attending all three classroom dates and completing all online assignments.

This program will focus on:

  • The Canadian health care system,
  • The Canadian culture of medicine, and
  • The professional role of a physician.

To enhance the development of:

  • Content skills: what doctors communicate.
  • Process skills: how they communicate.
  • Perceptual skills: what they are thinking and feeling.

This program is free of charge and will only be offered in English.

Space is limited, so register early to reserve your spot!

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be an International Medical Graduate.
  • Have demonstrated English fluency through a language test or your Advisor’s assessment.
  • If you are not already a client of the Access Centre, please register online.
In-Person: Toronto
Toronto September/October 2018
September 12
October 2
October 22
9:30am - 4:30pm
each day
HealthForceOntario Marketing and Recruitment Agency
163 Queen Street East, 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON M5A 1S1
In-Person: Brampton
Brampton September/October 2018
September 13
September 27
October 18
10:00am - 4:00pm
each day
Centre for Education and Training Brampton East
263 Queen Street East, Unit 14
Brampton, ON L6W 4K6

How to Register:

Send an email to Please provide all of the following in your email:

  • Your name and contact information;
  • The course name and term that you would like to attend;
  • The language assessment(s) you have taken and your score(s); and
  • Brief explanation of why you are interested in attending this course.

Your email request will then be assessed and you will either:

  • Be contacted to discuss your eligibility for the course, OR
  • Receive an email confirmation that you are registered for a particular term.

Additional Resources:

Visit our Resources for Internationally Educated Health Professionals in Ontario page for other resources that you might find helpful.