New doctors needing a medical residency in Canada face ‘match day’ with few available spots

Star Vancouver

Alex McKeen

VANCOUVER—Thirty-three medical residency positions the Ontario government created last April with a $23-million commitment were a one-time deal and are not on offer to 2019 medical graduates, according to the province’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

The funding was an attempt by the previous Liberal government to decrease the number of Ontario medical graduates going without work while people need doctors. . .

. . .For the last 10 years, as the number of medical students has gone up and the number of residency spots has stagnated, more and more Canadian medical graduates have not secured residency spots. . . [Full text]

One thought on “New doctors needing a medical residency in Canada face ‘match day’ with few available spots”

  1. Given the shortage of residency spots and shortage of family physicians it is noteworthy that some activists are willing to deny entry to the medical profession to those unwilling to provide or facilitate morally contested procedures, and to drive physicians from the profession or at least force them out of general practice, obstetrics, palliative care, etc.

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