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Ontario to Address Physician Labor Shortage by Speeding up Recognition of Doctors’ Foreign Credentials

Ontario to Address Physician Labor Shortage by Speeding up Recognition of Doctors’ Foreign Credentials

Ontario to Address Physician Labor Shortage by Speeding up Recognition of Doctors’ Foreign Credentials

January 29, 2023

A 12-week program for the assessment of internationally trained doctors is in the pipeline to address healthcare labor shortages.

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, a self-regulating body, is planning to start a three-month program by the next spring to accelerate the recognition of international credentials of foreign-trained physicians. Such Practice Ready Assessment programs are already in place across several provinces to boost licensing formalities of Internationally Educated Physicians (IEPs). The programs aim at:

Prompt assessment of physicians’ foreign credentials over 12 weeks through direct observation and supervision

Posting of successful candidates at communities facing physician shortages

Establish a pathway to help foreign-trained physicians get licenses 

Physicians with foreign credentials face challenges while getting a bloody residency in Canada. The number of residency spots for internationally trained physicians is declining since the eighties. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario proposed a rise in the residency positions for internationally educated physicians.

The regulatory body aims to reduce the brain drain of foreign-trained physicians by creating a faster and smoother credential recognition system.  

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