Bulletin

   
Bulletin Number
        4358
Date
        August 9, 2000
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Subject      RE-ENTRY OPPORTUNITIES FOR ONTARIO FAMILY PHYSICIANS

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is offering 20 third-year family medicine re-entry positions and 20 specialty re-entry positions for currently practicing Ontario family practitioners. To be eligible you must:

  1. be a general practitioner/family physician currently practicing in Ontario; AND,

  2. hold a current certificate of registration for independent practice from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

For the 20 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 20 specialty positions, the Ministry is interested in family physicians wishing to pursue residencies in general surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, general internal medicine, psychiatry, anaesthesia, orthopedic surgery or diagnostic radiology. 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. 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 starting either January 1, 2001 or July 1, 2001 for the 2001/2002 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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