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    Returning to Canada

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    Hi all,

    I realize this post may be related to another earlier one posted by someone else, however i was really intrigued at what i read.

    I'm a little hazy as to whether or not this is true at all, and any input from you all would be much appreciated.

    Can a doctor who graduates from sgu, apply to write the PLAB, and secure a UK residency.....eventually return to canada no problem (manitoba, newfoundland)?? (barring of course the passing of the 4 canadian exams)

    Is this true?? I couldn't believe it when i read this?

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    Returning to Canada

    Quote Originally Posted by chocolatecowboy
    Hi all,

    I realize this post may be related to another earlier one posted by someone else, however i was really intrigued at what i read.

    I'm a little hazy as to whether or not this is true at all, and any input from you all would be much appreciated.

    Can a doctor who graduates from sgu, apply to write the PLAB, and secure a UK residency.....eventually return to canada no problem (manitoba, newfoundland)?? (barring of course the passing of the 4 canadian exams)

    Is this true?? I couldn't believe it when i read this?
    http://pub125.ezboard.com/fpremed101frm22

    - most of the info I have posted is under the Australian schools stuff; but there are some good links that would apply to a Carib grad attempting to go the UK route.

    - In fact good news; you may not even have to write any of the exams...

    go to www.caribeanmedicine.com and under the Canadian forum check out the posts I have made (with links) (as redshifteffect) good luck.

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    IMGs in Canada

    It is extremely difficult for an IMG to return to Canada to practice medicine. Canada has one of the toughest requirements with regards to licensing, especially in provinces like Ontario, you will meet thousands of foreign MDs who cannot practice medicine because of the rigorous licensing process. There are some training programs for IMGs but there are too few seats. On top of this, salaries in Canada are also very low compared to the US. The average primary care doctor makes C$110,000 which comes out to $70,000US and this is not even taking physician practice and office expenses into account. Canada has a single payer National Health Scheme and not a National Health Service like in the UK where doctors are salaried employees. I read in an article that after taking expenses into account a Canadian primary care doctor earns roughly $50,000US which is about the same as the average American nurse. With that type of income it would be very difficult to pay back student loans, support a family, and live a decent standard of living at the same time.

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    IMGs in Canada

    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeMD2B
    It is extremely difficult for an IMG to return to Canada to practice medicine. Canada has one of the toughest requirements with regards to licensing, especially in provinces like Ontario, you will meet thousands of foreign MDs who cannot practice medicine because of the rigorous licensing process. There are some training programs for IMGs but there are too few seats. On top of this, salaries in Canada are also very low compared to the US. The average primary care doctor makes C$110,000 which comes out to $70,000US and this is not even taking physician practice and office expenses into account. Canada has a single payer National Health Scheme and not a National Health Service like in the UK where doctors are salaried employees. I read in an article that after taking expenses into account a Canadian primary care doctor earns roughly $50,000US which is about the same as the average American nurse. With that type of income it would be very difficult to pay back student loans, support a family, and live a decent standard of living at the same time.

    yes CAnada is difficult to return to IF U DON'T HAVE A PREVIOUS RESIDENCY. if u are able to do a residency in a western country like australia or England there are recognized (unlike in the US) and u only have to write licensing exams. Ontario has a new program where if u have practice in another country for 5 years u can return without any licensing exams.

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