FAQ: Barriers to resident positions CSAs who study abroad




Are CSAs and their families fully aware of the barriers to resident positions when they choose to study medicine abroad?

No.  In December 2011, a briefing document released by the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Advanced Education, and UBC’s Faculty of Medicine stated they were aware of this lack of knowledge.  The brief states that CSAs “believe there is a shortage of physicians in Canada, and there will be opportunities for them to return to Canada to practice medicine.”   The brief states that it is UBC’s commitment to work with government and key stakeholders to improve communications to ensure that those considering medical education abroad are fully aware of the facts before making their decision.

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