Medical Missions, Here I Come!

I have always wanted to be a doctor—even when I was young. I became a Christian in high school, and later on felt called to serve God as a missionary doctor.

After obtaining my Doctor of Medicine degree in 2011, I had an opportunity to move with my family to Canada. I knew that God was in control of everything but this sudden change of plans made me put my dreams temporarily on hold as I sought Him.

During this time of waiting, my passion for God grew and my compassion for the church and all His people became stronger. I realized that this "detour" was not at all coincidental as the Lord was molding me to that Christian doctor that He wanted me to be.

I now feel strongly that I can go and move forward to pursue my dreams.

In order to practice medicine, I need to raise funds for several Canadian medical exams. Once I have taken these, I can get matched to a hospital for my residency training.

I am aiming to raise $10,000, broken down into smaller goals, which will cover examination fees and other expenses.

Here is the breakdown of where the money will be used:

(1) International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic: $295
(2) Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE): $1695
(3) Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination Part 1 (MCCQE Part 1): $950
(4) Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination Part 2 (MCCQE Part 2): $2260
(5) New Certification Examination in Family Medicine: $4750
(6) National Assessment Collaboration (NAC) Examination: $2190
(7) Medical Council of Canada Source Verification fee (Credentials verification): $260
(8) Source verification document fee: $145 x 3 = $435

All these exams might take 3 to 4 years (or longer) to complete. My short-term goal is to have all my credentials assessed first so I can take the MCCEE hopefully by the end of 2014, or at the beginning of 2015.

For more information about the fees listed above, you can visit the following websites:

International English Language Testing System:

http://www.ielts.org/test_centre_search/results.aspx?TestCentreID=c6285883-a0e3-4a87-800b-944439755b20

Medical Council of Canada Examinations and Fees:

http://mcc.ca/examinations/examination-service-fees/

Will you partner with me in this endeavor to further the Kingdom of God?

Thank you,
Michael Acosta
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Maple Ridge, BC
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