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Welcome to COMSA, the official site for the Canadian Osteopathic Medical Student Association, a group of Canadian Osteopathic medical student leaders dedicated to spreading knowledge of osteopathic medicine at home and abroad. If you are interested in becoming a Canadian Osteopathic medical student in the US, or if you are interested in practicing in Canada as a DO, then this site is for you! If you are a current Canadian DO, PLEASE CLICK HERE!

You will find information on gaining admission to Osteopathic medical schools, the realities of returning to Canada after you complete your training, a supportive community of current Canadian Osteopathic medical student doctors, information about Osteopathic medical colleges, and more. Coming to the United States for your medical education is one of the most important decisions of your life. It comes with serious responsibilities, but also incredible potential; have fun exploring the site as you decide if this path is for you.

For current student doctors, you'll be happy to know this site will provide information on the legislative action COMSA are taking to help make sure all Osteopathic physicians who wish to return to Canada may do so quickly and easily following residency or graduation. We work closely with the Canadian Osteopathic Association to make sure the voices of future Canadian Doctors of Osteopathic medicine are heard loud and clear, and to ensure that our desire to help the underserved in Canada is strongly conveyed. Please get in touch if you are interested in helping with the cause.

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COMSA April 2014 Newsletter

PRESIDENTS' MESSAGE: It is with great pride that we present the first COMSA Newsletter!

Congratulations! COMSA Officers Match CaRMS

COMSA are thrilled to announce that two of our founders and senior officers have matched in Canada in the most recent round of CaRMS! This is an extraordinary achievement and another step towards complete DO equivalency in Canadian medical practice.

Interview Experience

Elective Rotations and Interview process in Canada and the United States for all of us Canadian DO students is quite a challenging time. First word of advice, apply to both CaRMS and now the new GME (more updates in order to return to Canada will be posted as soon as we know more).


Allopathic and Osteopathic Medical Communities Commit to a Single Graduate Medical Education Accreditation System


It's that time of year again: OMS II's are gearing up to take the COMLEX and possibly the USMLE step 1 in a few short months. I wanted to briefly go over how I approached taking both of these tests before 3rd year rotations began.


Staying in the States for residency

As a Canadian student, is there any restrictions (eg. visa, school policies) to stay in the States for residency? And are there certain residency programs that I won't be able to apply for because of my citizenship status?

I am a pre-med applying for DO this year.

LOW GPA....any chances?


i am currently in my 4th year of undergrad at uoft and will finish with a CGPA=3.2 (including summer courses).... i want to know if i stand a chance in getting into any school in the u.s. for obtaining my D.O degree.

Advice for applying to DO schools.

Hi, I'm looking for advice regarding which DO schools I'd be competitive at, as well which ones are recommended for a Canadian student eventually looking to return to Canada.

Should I take a W


I am struggling with Part two of physics. Would it be beneficial for me to take W on my transcript rather than a C and try it again the following semester and do much better? What do you guys recommend?


Chances and a question


Firstly I would like to thank the contributors here for the assistance provided to us premeds.

My questions :

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