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ERIC Number: EJ866279
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0737-7363
Orientation of International Medical Graduates to Canadian Medical Practice
Stenerson, Heather J.; Davis, Penny M.; Labash, Andrea M.; Procyshyn, Mavis M.
Journal of Continuing Higher Education, v57 n1 p29-34 2009
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan tracked a cohort of 39 international medical graduates (IMGs) in rural Saskatchewan and discovered that 51% left the province within five years (personal communication). A study by Basky, Mathew, Edwards, and Rourke (2007) found that half a cohort of IMGs in rural Newfoundland and Labrador left the province after 22 months. Literature suggests that a timely and welcoming orientation may reduce physician turnover (Thommasen, Berkowitz, & Gryzbowski, 2000; Skinner, 2004; Healthcare Facility Resource Center, 2007; Wendling-Aloi, 2003). The Division of Continuing Professional Learning, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan created an International Medical Graduate Program for physicians settling in Saskatchewan, consisting of a DVD, an orientation guide, and a two-day conference. Evaluation results showed that 75% of the respondents thought that the DVD should be given to future IMGs, 90% stated that the Guide should be given to future IMGs, and 96% indicated that the conference had greatly added to the knowledge they had gained from the DVD and Guide. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada