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Bulletin Number
        4321
Date
        October 30, 1998
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Subject     RE-ENTRY OPPORTUNITIES FOR ONTARIO FAMILY PHYSICIANS

The Ministry of Health is offering 10 third-year family medicine re-entry positions and 15 specialty re-entry positions for currently practising Ontario family practitioners. These new positions are identified in the 1997 Ontario Medical Association/Ministry of Health Agreement. To be eligible you must:
  1. be a general practitioner/family physician currently practising in Ontario; AND,
  2. hold a current certificate of registration for independent practice from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

For the 10 family medicine positions, the Ministry is interested in family physicians wishing to pursue one year of residency to acquire advanced skills in emergency medicine, anaesthesia or care of the elderly. The Ministry will also consider applications for third year family medicine programs in mental health, women's health, palliative care, special urban and rural needs, research skills, surgical skills and obstetrical skills, if the physician can document, satisfactorily, the need for these skills in specific rural/northern communities.

For the 15 specialty positions, the Ministry is interested in family physicians wishing to pursue residencies in general surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, general internal medicine, psychiatry or anaesthesia. Specialty training will be for the duration necessary to meet the qualifications for Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada certifications.

Physicians accepted for re-entry must return service in an underserviced area, facility or agency acceptable to the Ministry, or the new Medical Service Corps. They will be required to sign contracts agreeing to provide one year of full-time service for each year of training.

Re-entry positions will be available as early as July 1, 1999 for the 1999/2000 academic year. Physicians accepted may attend the Ontario medical school of their choice. This is conditional on the schools' capacity to provide positions in specific programs and meeting the schools' admission criteria.

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