Government wants feedback from us for next budget

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Here is a letter from the finance minister asking for our suggestions for the next budget.  We encourage everyone to put in their recommendation to make residencies more accessible to CSAs.

Media: CSAs are not second rate medical graduates

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It is concerning that there is a promoted prejudice that Canadians who choose to study medicine overseas are second rate medical graduates.  A system that prevents competition on merit fosters a culture of entitlement and prejudice which harms CSAs, the public, and the medical profession.

In the news: GP for every Manitoban is nearly impossible to achieve

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The Doctor Dilemma: There are more than ever, but family physician for every Manitoban is nearly impossible to achieve.  In 2011, the elected NDP government stated “[b]y 2015, every Manitoban who wants a family doctor will have access to one.” Fast forward to more than halfway into their mandate, the Free Press examined how the […]

In the News: Mandatory exam for international medical graduate

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Canadian medical student Omar Abdulrahman decries the new mandatory exam for international medical graduates in Ontario.  Read Lucy Scholley’s  article on Metro here.

In the news: B.C. medical specialists struggle to find work

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Can’t find a job?  Can’t find a doctor?   Faced with these conditions, it might seem paradoxical that doctors in B.C. are facing unemployment problems.   Vancouver Sun  reporter Pamela Fayerman reports on the reasons here.

Do you know: How UBC addresses the doctor shortage?

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      On December 11,  Dr. Evert Tuyp addressed the doctor shortage in a letter to the editor of Vancouver Sun.  The series of letters below demonstrate how UBC is responding to the shortage and how its policy fails to address the shortage. Click the boxes to read more:

In the news:Halifax doctor moving to Toronto, leaving thousands without physician

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Overworked and in debt, Dr. Michael Power is closing his medical practice in Halifax and is moving to Toronto.  Shortage of doctors in Halifax leaves the community without care as more doctors move out of the province.  Read more… 

In the news: Canadian doctor can’t train in B.C. without proving English ability

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Read about how Rory Silverberg, a Canadian English-speaking resident, is being required to prove his English proficiency before he can train in B.C. More here …

In the News: Universities co-opting Academic Freedom

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Universities co-opting academic freedom to industry, report says

In the News: Discrimination

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Are Canadians being discriminated against in their own country?   Canadian students who finished school abroad are being unfairly excluded from opportunities to residency and medical practices here at home.  Read more…