Open doors

July 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/15/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 2, p131
Academic Journal
The article reports on the Ontario's goal to increase foreign trade physicians to practice in the province. According to George Smitherman, Ontario Health Minister, the government will introduce legislation to implement the suggestions proposed by Luarel Broten, the parliamentary assistant to the Ministry of Health. Its five point action plan compelled registration of doctors from comparable health care systems that would open up transitional licences for the so-called "possible practice" physicians, who need to qualify educational requirements, or undergo a measure of training that would make their credentials equivalent with those Canadian-trained doctors. He also recommended additional financial resources in support of cultural and language education, mentorship and hands on training.


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