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More Foreign Trained Doctors Receive Licenses

by Savitha C Muppala on  March 30, 2007 at 7:15 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
More Foreign Trained Doctors Receive Licenses
A recent report has shown the increase in the number of licenses issued to foreign-trained doctors by the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons- 42 per cent of the 2,961 new licenses have been given to internationally trained medical graduates.
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Among the foreign-trained doctors who received licenses, only one-third received certification for medical practice, while the rest were enabled education licenses or positions for postgraduate training.

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It was also observed that only 9.6 per cent of general practitioners widened their practice. The availability of family physicians also witnessed a decline due to retirement of doctors or doctors shifting their practice to other locations. The ever-growing population of Ontario has escalated the problem, placing a demand on health services.

Source: Medindia
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