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    Research on Unlicensed International Medical Graduates in Alberta

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    http://www.cfpc.ca/English/cfpc/rese...efault.asp?s=1

    Unlicensed International Medical Graduates
    Dr. Andrew Cave, Olga Szafran, Alexander Pugachev, Sushila Samy, ****** Jagasia, Lynn Meadows
    Completed Study: 2001
    Funded by: Alberta Health & Wellness, $15,000


    Objectives or Summary/Abstract: The objective of the study was to describe the numbers and characteristics of unlicensed physicians in Alberta who had graduated in other countries. The purpose was to provide information about this group's preparedness for licensure and practice in Alberta.
    Methods: Unlicensed international medical graduates (UIMGs) living in Alberta were recruited using existing networks of immigrant groups, public advertising in newspapers and on radio, the universities and colleges where many UIMGs were employed, and other sites of medically-related employment. 160 UIMGs who volunteered to participate in the study were mailed a questionnaire which addressed their foreign educational qualifications, medical training and licensing experience in Canada, employment status, type of practice desired, settling-in issues in Canada, and demographic characteristics. Two weeks after the initial mailout, non-responders were mailed a reminder notice, and a telephone reminder was made after an additional two weeks. Descriptive data analysis was performed using SPSS 8.0 for Windows.

    Results: 132 (82.5%) of the UIMGs returned a completed questionnaire. Of the responders, 58% were female, 41% were 30-40 years of age, 83% were married/common-law, 96% lived either in Edmonton or Calgary, and 54% had lived in Canada for three years or less. 62% had more than 2 years postgraduate training before coming to Canada. 44% of UIMGs took the evaluation exam, with 72% of them passing this exam. 23% had taken the LMCC-Part 1 exam and of these, 63% had passed the exam. Only 7% of all UIMGs (or 30% of those who wrote LMCC-Part 1) had taken LMCC-Part 2, with 22% passing this exam. 46% were trained in general practice in their country of training. 27% had applied unsuccessfully for a residency position in Canada through CARMS. 92% of UIMGs expressed willingness to retrain in Canada at the postgraduate residency level, and 40% at the undergraduate level. 84% were willing to relocate if they were licensed. 75% of UIMGs had been employed in Alberta at some time, with 42% working in medically-related areas.

    Conclusion: UIMGs are a highly trained group of physicians who face licensing challenges in Canada. Appropriate retraining initiatives directed at UIMGs are one strategy for potentially aiding the physician manpower shortage problem.
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    IMGs in Canada

    From what I have read it is virtually impossible for an IMG to practice medicine in Canada. There was a website with information geared to students interested in IMGs written by a Canadian. And frankly he said, if you're Canadian and going to an IMG you can say goodbye to Canada. Anyhow its no big loss, the salaries of doctors in Canada are very low compared to the US. According to Canadian HRDC, the average primary care doctor makes C$110,000 which is about $67,700 US. I read though that this is the gross earnings for a Canadian doctor, a Canadian news article says that after expenses a Canadian physician actually earns C$75,000 or $50,000US which is what the average American nurse makes. The average US doctor makes around $150,000US a year and this is AFTER expenses. So you make more than double in the US.

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    IMGs in Canada

    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeMD2B
    From what I have read it is virtually impossible for an IMG to practice medicine in Canada. There was a website with information geared to students interested in IMGs written by a Canadian. And frankly he said, if you're Canadian and going to an IMG you can say goodbye to Canada. Anyhow its no big loss, the salaries of doctors in Canada are very low compared to the US. According to Canadian HRDC, the average primary care doctor makes C$110,000 which is about $67,700 US. I read though that this is the gross earnings for a Canadian doctor, a Canadian news article says that after expenses a Canadian physician actually earns C$75,000 or $50,000US which is what the average American nurse makes. The average US doctor makes around $150,000US a year and this is AFTER expenses. So you make more than double in the US.
    that's true but the cost of living in Canada is among the cheapest in the world..so even on a low salary u can still live quite comfortably.

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