Statement of Need Program

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Medical graduates who wish to pursue postgraduate medical training in the United States (US) must first obtain a Statement of Need. This statement, which is a form letter issued by Health Canada, confirms that certain qualified medical practitioners are needed in Canada and that the medical graduate has confirmed they intend to return to Canada to practice medicine in their specialty. Medical graduates require a Statement of Need in order to apply for a J-1 visa from the US government. (SPB) (Health Care Systems Analysis and Policy, Health Canada.)

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