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2015 National Physician Employment Summit

Physician employment continues to be a concern in Canada

Many newly-certified physicians search for jobs while reports of poor access to specialty-specific care persist. The Royal College is mobilizing national efforts to improve health workforce planning and address the growing employment challenges facing Canadian physicians.

The 2015 summit brought together more than 130 participants from government, medical organizations, and the academic and research communities on November 5-6.

Summit objectives

  • Interpret health system and workforce trends, including the latest physician employment data
  • Share perspectives on physician employment, focusing on resourcing and strategies
  • Develop a multi-stakeholder action plan to aid physician employment and better inform workforce planning in Canada

Employment summit presentations

How is Canada’s health system faring compared to others? Commonwealth Fund 2014 comparison of health systems and outcomes.  — Dr. Eric Schneider

Canada’s health workforce and system by the numbers: what data to we have and how can we do better?  — Brent Diverty

Are physician employment challenges still an issue? Update on the Royal College’s study.  —  Danielle Frechette

Employment among new Canadian General Surgery graduates.  — Dr. Matt Strickland

Physician Employment Perspectives and Challenges for the New-in-Practice Physician.  — Dr. Natasha Snelgrove

Physician recruitment and retention: The New Brunswick Perspective. — Eric Levesque

Visioning health care that works for patients and providers.  — Dr. Des Gorman (Access the article, presentation and podcast referenced by Dr. Des Gorman “Developing the health care workforce for uncertain futures.”)

Health care partners: reflecting team-based care in medical workforce planning.  — Dr. Louise Nasmith

Government decision makers: Working collaboratively to address population health care needs.  — Dr. David Gass

Health quality councils: Using evidence to monitor, report and promote health care.  — Andrew Neuner