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Re-Entry Training Opportunities for Canadian Physicians

For Specialists, the ministry is interested in candidates wishing to pursue:
  • Up to two years of family medicine training leading to certification by the College of Family Physicians of Canada. The length of training required is to be determined in consultation with a Family Medicine Program Director; OR
  • A preferred specialty: general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, general internal medicine, psychiatry, anesthesia, orthopedic surgery, diagnostic radiology, radiation oncology, laboratory medicine and community medicine. Specialty training will be for the duration necessary to meet the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada’s qualifications for certification.

Physicians accepted for re-entry must return service in an underserviced area, acceptable to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Physicians will be required to sign contracts agreeing to provide full-time service in an underserviced area in Ontario upon completion of training.

For one to two years of training, the Return of Service commitment will be one year.

For three to five years of training, the Return of Service commitment will be two years.

Re-entry positions are available for either January 1, 2004 or July 1, 2004 for the 2004/2005 academic year. Physicians accepted may attend the Ontario medical school of their choice. This is conditional upon the physician meeting the school’s admission criteria and on the school’s capacity to provide positions in specific programs.

If you are interested in the Physician Re-entry Program, please contact the ministry for an application package.

For an application package contact:

Brett Fernandes, Program Officer
Provincial Health Services Planning Unit
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
101 Bloor Street West, 9th Floor
Toronto ON M5S 2Z7
Tel: (416) 327-8339
Fax: (416) 327-0167

Eligible physicians who wish to be considered for a re-entry position must submit their completed application package to the Provincial Health Services Planning Unit of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care by September 5, 2003.

The ministry will consider late applications submitted no later than March 1, 2004 for remaining positions if available. Candidates will be contacted one month after the deadline in regards to the outcome of the competition.


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