TITLE

Foreign-trained doctors dominate pilot project

AUTHOR(S)
Magnus, Benjamin
PUB. DATE
May 2008
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/20/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 11, p1411
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the dominance of international medical graduates in the recruitment for 4 pilot projects that ascertain the value of physician assistants in Ontario. Of the 59 people hired as physician assistants, 39 of them are international graduates. Doctor Joshua Thambiraj, president of the Association of International Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, explained that several graduates opted to become involved in the projects because they lost hope of practising in Canada. International graduates involved in the programs were required to undergo a 9-step conversion that includes four months training.
ACCESSION #
31934437

 

Related Articles

  • The Child Heath Associate Physician Assistant Program -- An Enduring Educational Model Addressing the Needs Of Families and Children. Glicken, Anita Duhl; Merenstein, Gerald; Arthur, Mary S. // Journal of Physician Assistant Education (Physician Assistant Ed;2007, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p24 

    The Child Health Associate (CHA) Physician Assistant Program was established by Dr. Henry Silver in 1968 in response to a need for pediatric health care providers. In 1973, the CHA/PA program was the first PA program in the country to award a master's degree and the legislation that originally...

  • Physician Assistant Students' Perceptions of Mistreatment During Training. Asprey, David P. // Journal of Physician Assistant Education (Physician Assistant Ed;2006, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p5 

    Purpose: To describe, quantify, and assess the prevalence, type, and outcomes of mistreatment that PA students experience while completing their training. A supportive environment during training is critical to maximizing student learning. One strategy for creating a supportive environment is to...

  • Needs assessment for a health-promotion program in a medical center. Scurria, Philip L.; Webster, Michael G. // Psychological Reports;Apr94, Vol. 74 Issue 2, p666 

    Examines first-year medical students' preference in different health-promotion program components during orientation prior to the start of classes as part of needs assessment of their physical and psychological well-being. Study of 232 students' interest in various activities of the program;...

  • Training medical assistants for surgery. Vaz, Fernando; Bergstrom, Staffan // Bulletin of the World Health Organization;1999, Vol. 77 Issue 8, p688 

    Focuses on the training of medical assistants to perform surgical operations in rural areas in Mozambique. Reasons and aims of the program; Priorities for surgical procedures; Features of the training; Details of the performance of upgraded personnel.

  • Job cure for the '90s?  // Career World;Oct93, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p2 

    Reports on the availability of job opportunities for physicians' assistants (PAs). Average of seven job offers each for graduating PAs; Percentage increase in jobs for PAs; Salary range; Routine tasks performed by PAs.

  • Quality health care that costs less. Rover, Elena // Self;Jan93, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p43 

    Focuses on the role of nurse practitioners and physician assistants in the United States as they provide quality health care at an affordable rate. Limitations for practitioners and physician assistants; Education and training; Comparison of doctor's fee with the nurse practitioner's fee.

  • Response to `Is there a role for physician assistants in community mental health?' Ferrell, Richard B. // Community Mental Health Journal;Apr98, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p219 

    Opinion. Responds to the argument of David A. Pollack, M.D., and Sandra M. Ford, P.A.C., which questioned the role of physician assistants (PA) in community mental health care. Identification of several points which should be emphasized; Reference to experience working with PAs; Argument to...

  • Giving Back. Haig, Loretta // AMT Events;Sep2005, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p145 

    Relates the experience of teaching medical assistance. Satisfaction felt in helping the sick; Collaboration with a physician in teaching medical students; Challenges faced by a medical assistant.

  • FOREIGN MEDICAL GRADUATES: IDENTIFICATION OF SPECIFIC PROBLEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVING THEIR COMMUNICATION SKILLS. Pederson, Lucille M. // Speech Education;Fall79, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p21 

    Focuses on the need for identifying problems and methods for improving the communication skills of foreign medical graduates in the U.S. Reasons for finding out dangers associated with the communication problems of foreign medical students; Overview of the communication problem that exists in...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics