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Ontario gives green light to record number of foreign doctors

May 10, 2011
Louise Brown

staff Reporter

http://www.healthzone.ca/health/newsfeatures/article/988563–ontario-gives-green-light-to-record-number-of-foreign-doctors

In what Health Minister Deb Matthews is hailing as a “reverse brain drain,” Ontario licensed a record 3,708 doctors last year — 41 per cent of them from other countries.

Ten years ago, 28 per cent of licences went to international grads.

As a result, 94 per cent of Ontarians now have access to their own doctor and a growing number of physicians understand the cultures of their patients, said Matthews. Continue reading