Canada

Any doctor who would like to visit Canada to attend for any conference, meeting or any training, should apply for a Visitor visa and an electronic travel authorization.

The visa application will be processed in a few weeks or even less than that. Once the application is submitted the visa office will review it to make sure that it is complete and it also has the complete required documents. In case, if any application is incomplete then it will not be processed and will be returned.

You need to undergo a medical exam to be allowed to enter Canada. The police certificate is to be provided and the visa office may contact you in case if anything else is needed. Sometimes, you may even need to attend the interview incase if the visa officer decides to conduct the interview. It again depends on the visa officer since most of the decisions are taken without an interview. If your application is approved, then the visa will be stamped inside your passport and incase if its rejected then you will receive a detailed explanation for the rejection.

For further details, please go through the following website:

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/business.asp

Canada Visa
Visa Tourist Business Student Cruise
Need to Apply Yes Yes    
Processing Time 15days 15days    
How to apply In person In person    
Application Form yes      
Passport 6months validity 6months validity    
Passport Photos 3 3    
Summary of the financial information   Yes    
Itinerary yes Yes    
Tax Return   Yes    
Bank Statement yes Yes    
Employment Letter yes Yes    
Hotel Reservations yes Yes    
Letter of Invitation   Yes    
Personal Invitation Yes      
Personal Letter Yes      
Business Invitation   yes    
MOC / CME / CE Requirements
Connecticut Medical Examining Board

Connecticut Medical Examining Board accepts the credit courses that are accredited by ACCME and awards AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.

MD/DO Requirement:

CME Credits Required : 50.00 | Licensing Cycle AMA PRA : 2 Years | Category Credits : 0.00

A minimum of 50 contact hours of qualifying continuing medical education every 2 years commencing on the first date of license renewal;1 contact hour means a minimum of 50 minutes of the continuing education activity once every 6 years.1 CME hour in each of the following topics:

(A) Infectious diseases, including, but not limited to, acquired immune deficiency syndrome and human immunodeficiency virus,
(B) risk management,
(C) sexual assault,
(D) domestic violence,
(E) cultural competency,
(F) behavioral health.

Beginning January 1, 2020, such behavioral health CME must include at least 2 contact hours on diagnosing and treating (i) cognitive conditions, including, but not limited to, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, delirium, related cognitive impairments, and geriatric depression, or (ii) mental health conditions, including, but not limited to, those common to veterans and family members of veterans such as post-traumatic stress, risk of suicide, depression, and grief. OCC/MOC not accepted as a substitute. The commissioner may grant a waiver for not more than 10 contact hours of CME for physicians who:

(1) engage in activities related to the physician’s service as a member of the Connecticut Medical Examining Board,
(2) engage in activities related to the physician’s service as a member of a medical healing panel, or
(3) assist the state Department of Public Health with its duties to board and commissions (described in Ch. 368a. Sec. 10a-14).