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May 30, 2003

Direct inquiries to

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Processing Office

(See Address Below)

Physicians, Hospitals, Clinics and Laboratories


Re-Entry Training Opportunities for Canadian Physicians

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

(i)  Hold a current unrestricted certificate of registration for independent practice from your
     provincial College of Physicians and Surgeons; AND

(ii) Have practiced in your home province for a minimum of six months.

Candidates must be eligible for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

For Family Physicians or General Practitioners, the ministry is interested in candidates wishing to pursue:

  • A third-year year family medicine program in emergency medicine, anesthesia or care of the elderly. The ministry will also consider applications in mental health, women's health, palliative care, surgical skills and obstetrical skills, if the physician can document, satisfactorily, the need for these skills in specific rural/northern communities; OR
  • A specialty program in general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, general internal medicine, psychiatry, anesthesia, orthopedic surgery, diagnostic radiology, radiation oncology, laboratory medicine and community medicine. Other specialties may be considered if the applicant can provide evidence of a defined need in a specified community. Specialty training lasts for the duration necessary to meet the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada’s qualifications for certification.