Medical Communication Courses for IMGs in Canada

On-demand Medical Communication Courses Created to Help  You Get Matched in Canada

Create your BEST customized CVs and Personal Statements for the Canadian Resident Match System (CaRMS); SHOWCASE your AUTHENTIC self in Interviews

Choose from convenient on-demand courses designed to help you SHINE as a superior candidate for your preferred medical program or for obtaining Canadian healthcare jobs

Get access to PRIVATE 1-1 and GROUP coaching sessions, and the VIP Community, available to enrolled clients ONLY

Most editing and CV writing service providers do not have knowledge about CanMEDS competencies. CanMEDS are used as evaluation criteria to select candidates throughout the Canadian MATCH process, residency training and in professional practice.

These courses were designed for IMGs who are studying and working in different time zones. All courses are offered in digital format and may include PDF downloads, weekly live group Q & A sessions, explainer videos and the option to book 1-1 coaching sessions upon course completion. Courses can be accessed with either a computer, tablet or mobile phone.

Coaching focuses on using effective written and oral communication that is expected for entry into medical residency or health care professions in Canada. Communication skills focus on demonstrating patient-centred care, ethics and professionalism within the context of Canadian culture and Canadian Medical Association Code of Ethics and Professionalism.

Medical Communication Courses and Coaching for IMGs working towards licensure in Canada

Courses DO NOT teach or explain medical terms, procedures, or how to conduct your medical practice.


Coaching does not “tell you” WHAT to say.

Coaching helps you learn HOW to say it. 

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Medical Communication Courses Designed for Medical Residency Candidates in Canada


If you can check off any of these points, these courses are designed for you!

You will learn

Medical Communication Courses for IMGs in Canada

Medical Courses for IMGs in Canada. Digital On-demand from the comfort of your home.

CaRMS Series: CVs, Personal letters & Interviews

Self-paced courses for IMGs (International Medical Graduates) preparing resources for the Canadian Resident Match System (CaRMS).

Medical Communication Courses for IMGs in Canada

CanMEDS Series: My Role As...

If you are preparing your application for CaRMS or getting ready for residency interviews in Canada, this series is for you. Courses are designed to help you see your skills and experience through the lens of the CanMEDS Framework. The CanMEDS series was created to help you organize your expertise, so that you can tell your unique story and showcase your potential as a successful doctor in Canada.

Communication online for IMGs applying to Canadian medical residency programs.

A Spoonful of Sugar

Start for FREE! This mini-course invites you into my virtual classroom. Become familiar with learning online and get a feel for my teaching style. You have nothing to lose!

Self-care and resilience communication for IMGs in Canada

Self-Care and Resilience

Coming Soon!

Improving medical communication skills using a patient-centred approach.

The Taxi Driver Approach to Patient-Centred Care

This mini-course will present the basics of exploring a patient illness experience with a twist! The approach is based on my signature style, facilitating learning and well-being through creative visualization, storytelling and humour.

Writing a literature review using American Medical Association Format

Research Skills

Coming Soon!


Most frequently asked questions

On demand learning means you can access the courses at anytime from anywhere, provided you have an internet connection and digital device. The courses are pre-recorded, so you can watch them when it’s convenient for your schedule, pause when you need a break, or re-watch as needed. Your progress and quiz results are in real-time, so you’ll be able to monitor your performance automatically.

Most, but not all. For desktop you can use Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge. For mobile devices use iOS Safari 11 & up, Google Chrome, or Samsung Internet. The courses are NOT supported (i.e. they won’t work) by Internet Explorer.

No. Courses are designed to help you focus on language and your communicative approach so that you can demonstrate CanMEDS competencies. The objective in these courses is to help you identify your strengths and limitations in communication so that you can express yourself and explain your ideas effectively within the context of Canadian culture and healthcare systems. Improving your communication skills could enhance your performance on exams (e.g. CASPer, NAC OSCE, SOO, SAMPS) and in residency interviews. 

No. I created these courses based on my experience teaching IMGs in Canada who were struggling with Canadian culture and learning experiences in residency programs. The personal accounts of my students is supported by research investigating IMG experiences in Canada. 

This is so you can self-enrol in the courses you are interested in. As a user you can view your progress and quiz results, learn from and contribute to private online discussions (visible to enrolled students only). You can also earn a downloadable completion certificate and automatically qualify as a subscribed community member so you will be the first to know about new courses, events, contests or giveaways! 

We respect your privacy. Personal information is only used for the expressed purpose for which it was collected, unless you voluntarily agree for it to be used for additional purposes. Personal information is not shared with any third party. Data collected in the courses is used by mariA. think outside the box MED.ucation to improve courses and develop future educational offerings.

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