PUBLIC SAFETY IS AT RISK. MEDICAL GRADUATES FROM OIL RICH COUNTRIES WHO BUY THEIR RESIDENCIES ARE EXEMPT FROM PROVING THEIR MEDICAL KNOWLEDGE AND CLINICAL SKILLS.
To ensure public safety, CSAs and other international medical graduates must prove that their medical education meets the Canadian standard by passing the Canadian national medical knowledge and clinical skills exams, before they are allowed to work as resident physicians.
This is because medical resident physicians practice medicine. They take histories, make diagnoses, and prescribe treatment. They face life and death situations.
UBC does not require medical graduates from oil rich countries to take the national examinations to prove knowledge and skills before being let loose on the BC public.
To be allowed to practice medicine as resident physicians, oil rich medical graduates just have to pass an English fluency exam and pay UBC their $75,000 per year.
The total sales proceeds from medical graduates from oil rich countries is $7.13 million.