AC Medical Doctors Who Leave Canada

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Canadian doctors would come home if asked: CMA survey Comments (25) Wednesday, October 10, 2007 | 10:01 AM ET A new survey says more than 10 per cent of doctors who moved to the United States after graduating from a Canadian medical school would seriously consider returning home to Canada to practise. The April survey found that more than half of the almost 1,540 respondents would be willing to hear about practice opportunities in Canada. (CBC) The Canadian Medical Association conducted the survey in April. It shows 13 per cent of respondents would be "likely" or "very likely" to return home while more than half of the almost 1,540 respondents would be willing to hear about practice opportunities in Canada. The April survey found that more than half of the almost 1,540 respondents would be willing to hear about practice opportunities in Canada. (CBC) The association representing most of Canada's doctors mailed the survey to more than 5,000 Canadian-trained physicians under age 55 who now live and work south of the border. Almost 60 per cent of those who responded left Canada during the 1990s, when funding cuts had a major impact on health-care services and physician morale. The CMA estimates that Canada lost 4,014 more physicians to the U.S. than it gained between 1991 and 2004.
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facilities and services, availability of positions and clinical autonomy. When asked what incentives might entice them to return to Canada, respondents cited better remuneration and practice opportunities, proximity to family and workplace flexibility. Full Story Should we as a country be trying to entice these doctors back home? « Previous Topic | Main | Next Topic » This discussion is now Open. Submit your Comment . Comments (25) Teri Vancouver Our medical systems isn't so bad. No complaints from my end and I have a few chronic health issues that I've had taken care of sooner up here than friends of mine in the US who have had similar or the same conditions. Our healthcare system isn't half bad. Sure it has its problems but it's better than a lot of other places on the planet so I'm not going to complain too much. I think, rather than trying to entice Canadian doctors who have moved to the US back to Canada, we should consider, as others have pointed out, creating a more favourable environment so immigrant doctors can practice here in Canada. There is a lot of talent not being tapped into and even if it requires some upgrading on their part, many immigrant medical professionals would love to do what they were trained to do rather than work at McJobs or drive taxis. From what I can gather from a few medical professionals I've spoken to, including two of my own physicians, it's very likely that those Canadian educated doctors who have moved to the States to practice would have done so even if the situation was better than it currently is in Canada. The article indicates that the percentage saying they'd likely return
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