Bulletin Number
        September 25, 2001
Direct inquiries to

         Ministry of Health
         Processing Office

(address below)

           Physicians, Hospitals, Clinics, Laboratories



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 Canadian family practitioners. To be eligible you must be:

  1. a general practitioner/family physician who holds a current unrestricted certificate of registration for independent practice from your provincial College of Physicians and Surgeons; AND 

  2. have practiced in your home province for a minimum of 6 months.

Priority will be given to Ontario residents, however the program will be open to applicants outside of Ontario, but within Canada, as long as they will be eligible for registration with 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, anesthesia 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 in Ontario.

For the 20 specialty positions, the ministry is interested in family physicians wishing to pursue residencies in general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, general internal medicine, psychiatry, anesthesia, orthopedic surgery, diagnostic radiology, laboratory medicine, radiation oncology or community medicine.  Specialty training will be for the duration necessary to meet the qualifications for Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada certifications. Other specialties may be considered if the applicant can provide evidence of a defined need in a specified community.

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

The return of service commitment will be a minimum of 1 year for both family physicians and specialists. For family physicians it will be 1 year for 1-year length of training. For specialists it will be 2 years for 4 (or more) year’s length of training, 2 years for 3 years length of training and 1 year for 2 years length of training.


Office locations
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K7L 5A9
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N2A 3Z8
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N6A 1B7
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P.O. Box 7020, Stn. A
L5A 3M1
North Bay
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P1B 9S9
Exec. Tower, Oshawa Centre. 419 King St. W.
P.O. Box 635 L1H 8L4
Fuller Building
75 Albert Street
K1P 5Y9
Owen Sound
981 2nd Avenue E.
N4K 2H5
550 Lansdowne St. W.
K9J 8J8
St. Catharines
59 Church St 3rd Floor
L2R 3C3
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N7T 5W4
Sault Ste. Marie
Roberta Bondar Place
70 Foster Dr., Ste. 100
P6A 6V4
199 Larch St.,
Suite 801
P3E 5R1
Thunder Bay
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Suite 113
P7E 6T1
38 Pine St. N., Ste. 110
P4N 6K6
2195 Yonge St.
P.O Box 1700 Stn. A
M5W 1G9
1427 Ouellette Ave.
N8X 1K1
Head Office
P.O. Box 48
Kingston, ON
K7L 5J3