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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.


Yearly I-20 renewal

Do we have to submit proof of our finances EACH YEAR to have the I-20 signed each year by our schools DSO?


So my first year is almost over, and i guess its time to think about boards. When did you guys start prepping for boards? and What resources?

School Financial Aid



Since we are considered international students, do the medical colleges offer financial aid to us as well or not?
Or is financial aid just for local residents of American states?




If I want to get accepted for the class that starts in September of 2016, when do I apply/get interviewed?
I am just curious so I can get all my my prereqs and mcat scores in on time.


When to Apply


I was just wondering if I wanted to start DO med school in September of 2016, when would I have to apply for that cycle? I just wanted to know in advance so I could get all my prereqs in before that time and have my mcat scores ready to go. Thanks so much!

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