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Hear an IMG’s perspective on the rewards of rural practice

Hear an IMG’s perspective on the rewards of rural practice

Dr. Mohamed Ravalia

Dr. Mohamed Ravalia

Are you wondering what it’s like to practise Family Medicine in one of Canada’s non-urban communities? Join us during our main plenary session at this year’s International Medical Graduate (IMG) Symposium to hear about the challenges and rewards of rural practice from the perspective of an IMG who has lived it.

Dr. Mohamed Ravalia will provide an engaging and inspiring first-hand account of his experiences practising Family Medicine in Twillingate, Newfoundland and Labrador. Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Dr. Ravalia moved to Canada in 1984, and is now Assistant Dean of the Rural Medical Education Network and Associate Professor of Family Medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

The IMG Symposium will be held Thursday, October 15, 2015 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in downtown Toronto. It is a national event that provides international medical graduates with information to better prepare them for the competitive application for medical residency and licensure in Canada. The theme of this year’s symposium is the IMG’s journey to practising Family Medicine in non-urban communities in Canada.

Register before September 30 to be eligible for a discounted registration fee of $95.

If you have any questions about the symposium, contact us at imgsymposium@carms.ca or visit CaRMS.ca/img-symposium for more information.