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:
general practitioner/family physician who holds a current
unrestricted certificate of registration for independent
practice from your provincial College of Physicians and
practiced in your home province for a minimum of 6 months.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.