Tuesday, June 17, 2008

International Medical Graduates: Quebec Compares Favourably to Ontario

"The Collège des médecins du Québec unveiled its most recent figures this morning concerning international medical graduates (IMG). These figures show that Quebec tends to be doing better than Ontario with respect to the issuance of permits and university admissions for
international medical graduates.

In fact, Quebec universities accepted close to half (47%) of all international medical graduates who submitted applications for admission. The five most represented of these are France, Lebanon, Vietnam, Egypt and Haiti. The professional order emphasized that industrialized nations have an ethical duty not to jeopardize vulnerable countries such that these countries find themselves short of doctors."

Interesting position especially when you take a look at the headlines around the world. Looking out for our own, poaching from the vulnerable or business as usual?

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