Quebec left with numerous vacancies after resident match

Silversides, Ann
June 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/23/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 13, pE115
Academic Journal
The article reports on the 60% vacancies of the family medicine residency positions in Quebec. It pertains that the high vacancy rate was attributed to the non promotion of those positions within the medical schools and the gap between the government's ability to fill spots and the policy. Doctor Martin Bernier of the Fédération des Médecins Résidents du Québec relates that there is a need to set up conditions in the residency positions to attract more medical graduates from the provinces. Associate executive director Paul Rainsberry of the College of Family Physicians of Canada stresses that 86% of the graduates have accepted family medicine residencies in which 46% of them were from the Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. INSET: More international medical graduates placed.


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