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Presentation by Danielle Frechette, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada2015 National Physician Employment Summit

Over 130 participants from government, medical organizations, and the academic and research communities came together November 5-6, 2015 at the 2015 National Physician Employment Summit.

The objectives of this year’s summit were to

  • interpret health system and workforce trends, including the latest physician employment data;
  • share perspectives on physician employment, focusing on resourcing and strategies; and
  • develop a multi-stakeholder action plan to aid physician employment and better inform workforce planning in Canada.

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Click here to access the article, presentation and podcast referenced by Dr. Des Gorman “Developing the health care workforce for uncertain futures”.


coverThe Royal College report on physician unemployment and underemployment

In 2013, the Royal College released the results of a comprehensive, national workforce study that focuses on the growing number of newly certified specialist physicians who have trouble finding work in their specialties.

The two-year national study consisted of 50 in-depth interviews with national specialty societies, physicians, hospital leaders, residents and health system experts, among others, and an online survey of every newly certified specialist physicians in 2011 and 2012.

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