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Vahid Nilforushan

Vahid practiced medicine in Iran for 16 years. He immigrated to Canada in 2010 and resides in Vancouver. He has not only passed but excelled in the Canadian qualifying medical exams, and his degree is recognized in Canada. He applied to get accepted into a medical residency position in several provinces without success for many years. Vahid is still an anesthesiologist, but not in Canada.

Anonymous 1

(*Some of the immigrant physicians featured in these stories have chosen to remain anonymous because of fear of reprisal from the medical system if they speak out publicly)

I'm originally from Iran. I received my Medical Diploma in 1997 from one of Iran’s leading Medical Schools in Tehran. After graduation, I worked as a general practitioner in rural and underserved areas for two years. I came first in the obstetrician-gynecologist residency entrance exam and completed a four year residency in 2003. I worked as an Obstetrician/gynecologist for eight years initially in an academic hospital and then in the largest and busiest centre in Iran with 25 deliveries per day. Read full story.

Anonymous 2

(*Some of the immigrant physicians featured in these stories have chosen to remain anonymous because of fear of reprisal from the medical system if they speak out publicly)
 

I completed my medical degree at Tehran University in 1993. This included an internship under supervision for 18 months. Because of my marks I was entitled to apply for an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgery 4 year residency which I completed and became licensed in 1997. Read full story.

Anonymous 3

(*Some of the immigrant physicians featured in these stories have chosen to remain anonymous because of fear of reprisal from the medical system if they speak out publicly)
 

I completed my primary medical education (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery: M.B; B.S.) in India. I was selected for the public university affiliated medical school through the common pre-medical examination (similar to MCAT). The school is well recognized by WHO and listed in World Directory of Medical Schools. Read full story.

 

Anonymous 4

(*Some of the immigrant physicians featured in these stories have chosen to remain anonymous because of fear of reprisal from the medical system if they speak out publicly)
 

My husband and my 8-year-old daughter and I arrived in Montreal in 2014. We left Iran because we wanted to raise our daughter in Canada. We came with our hopes and dreams to settle here and grow our family. Read full story.

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