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 …

BC Ministry of Health addresses severe doctor shortage

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In 2011, MLA Dr. Moira Stillwell studied and prepared a report to the Minister of Health which concluded that it would be in the public interest to provide more residency positions to CSAs to address the severe doctor shortage in BC. The Recommendations in the report have not been implemented.   Read the whole Stilwell […]

Understanding residency

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This document explains the development of our current medical system from a historic and legal perspective.  It describes the current competition streams for medical residency and why this system is inconsistent with public interests.  Below, we break down the 2013 BC Residency Competition Stream for you  and list the implications:

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…

In the News: BCMA calls on UBC to train more doctors

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IMGs and CSAs are becoming big in the media these days.  Read over the articles linked below.  Found another article that we have not listed? Email us, or comment below!