Language Proficiency

English Language Proficiency

As a CMG, you may be required to take an English language proficiency exam if your medical degree was obtained from a medical school where the instruction was not English (e.g. French), and if the primary language of patient care was not English.

  • The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) provides a reliable and internationally accessible means to demonstrate language proficiency.
  • The IELTS Academic test is the only version accepted by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC.
  • More information about English language proficiency requirements can be found on the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC website, here.

You are exempt from taking the English language proficiency exam if you medical degree was obtained in the English language, the primary language of patient care was English and the first and native language of where the medical degree was obtained is English.