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abril 26, 2005 a las 2:08 pm #206914
Para nuestros foristas que son médicos hay buenas noticias, lean lo que a continuación se detalla,
April 25, 2005
For immediate release
Health Minister Dosanjh announces $75 million initiative to bring more internationally educated professionals into health care system
VANCOUVER – Health Minister Ujjal Dosanjh today announced a $75 million federal initiative that is expected to assist more than 2,000 internationally educated health care professionals to put their skills to work in Canada’s health care system.
“The whole country benefits when immigrants and internationally educated Canadians are able to make full use of their knowledge and experience,” said Minister Dosanjh. “This initiative will strengthen our health system by helping to increase the supply of health care professionals, which will improve access to quality health care and reduce wait times.”
The $75 million, which was included in Budget 2005, will be provided over five years. During this period, it is estimated the funding will assist in the assessment and integration into the workforce of up to 1,000 physicians, 800 nurses and 500 other regulated health care professionals. The numbers will vary, however, according to the priorities of provincial and territorial governments.
“This fulfils the Government of Canada’s commitment at the First Ministers Meeting last September to accelerate and expand the assessment and integration of internationally educated health care professionals,” said Minister Dosanjh. “This complements a series of other measures we are taking in collaboration with provinces and territories and the health care community to provide cities and rural areas across this country with the health care workers they need.”
Strengthening the health care workforce is a key objective of the Ten-Year Plan to Strengthen Health Care, which all First Ministers signed in September 2004. The Government of Canada is supporting the training and hiring of more health care professionals through the $5.5-billion Wait Times Reduction Fund. In addition, the Pan-Canadian Health Human Resource Strategy provides $20 million per year to improve health care workforce planning, promote the use of interdisciplinary health care teams and increase recruitment and retention of needed health care professionals.
Minister Dosanjh also noted that today’s $75 million announcement is part of a wider Internationally Trained Workers Initiative, involving 14 federal departments and agencies.
“The Initiative will improve the integration of immigrants and internationally trained Canadians into the labour force so they can contribute their full potential to Canada and share in its prosperity,” said Minister Dosanjh.
The $75 million initiative on internationally educated health care graduates will build on work that is already underway. As part of that work, which received $8.5 million in earlier funding from the Government of Canada, Minister Dosanjh today announced:
The launch of a national website that will help international medical graduates prepare to become licensed to practice in Canada. The Association of International Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, with funding of $126,356 from Health Canada, took the lead in preparing the online Canadian Information Centre for International Medical Graduates (www.IMG-Canada.ca). The site is a central point of information for international medical graduates, providing comprehensive information on the Canadian health care system and medical licensure requirements, education and training services in different provinces and territories. It also provides information on alternative health care careers. The Website will enable international medical graduates to assess their options and opportunities even before they come to Canada and will be linked to Citizenship and Immigration’s “Going to Canada” immigration portal. Minister Dosanjh officially launched the site Monday with Dr. Dale Dauphinee, executive director of the Medical Council of Canada.
A National Credential Verification Agency will be established by the Medical Council of Canada to provide a streamlined process for verifying the credentials of international medical graduates. After this verification, these graduates can then take an evaluation exam or other steps toward becoming licensed to practice in Canada. The single-source verification service will prevent these graduates from having to get their credentials verified in each province or territory in which they seek licensure. This $1.86 million project is funded by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.
The Medical Council of Canada will make its evaluation exam more readily accessible to international medical graduates in a $1.34 million project funded by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada. This exam is the first stage in the licensing process for international medical graduates in Canada. The exam will be put into an electronic format to enhance its availability.
The Canadian Post M.D. Education Registry is receiving $834,625 from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada to create a pan-Canadian database with information about international medical graduates that will improve planning for the assessment, training and integration of these graduates.
Internationally trained workers initiative
Speaking Notes for The Hon. Ujjal Dosanjh Minister of Health at an announcement regarding the Internationally Trained Workers Initiative
Citizenship and Immigration Canada
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
Canadian Heritageabril 26, 2005 a las 2:35 pm #206915
Si estas son buenas noticias, sin embargo debes tener en cuenta que para aplicar a cualquiera de los futuros programas deberas tener lo siguiente:
Step 1. Undergraduate Medical School
In order to practice medicine in Canada, a physician trained in Canada or in another country requires an acceptable undergraduate Medical Doctor (MD) degree.
An acceptable medical degree granted by an approved university.
Step 2. Equivalency Exams
Medical Knowledge & Language/Communications
In addition to an acceptable medical degree, IMGs are required to demonstrate equivalency of medical knowledge and English/French language/communications proficiency.
MCC: Pass the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Exam (MCCEE) in order to demonstrate equivalent general medical knowledge.
Language: Provide proof of language proficiency. This may involve taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the Test of Spoken English (TSE).
Step 3. Postgraduate Training
All Canadian medical graduates must complete an accredited postgraduate training program (often referred to as "residency training") in order to be eligible to take the certification exams.
The length of postgraduate medical training undertaken through a Canadian-accredited medical school is:
• 2 years for Family Medicine
• 4-5 years for other Specialties
Postgraduate trainees, called "residents", practice under an educational license and are not licensed to practice independently.
Must complete supervised clinical training or assessment to meet licensure educational requirements. The number of places in the assessment programs and postgraduate training system are limited.
CaRMS and IMG-specific programs are the main points of access to postgraduate training. IMG-specific programs also offer assessments.
In some cases, specialists are permitted to take the certification exams without additional postgraduate training through special assessments of equivalency of training by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Selection processes for IMG programs may include:
• written multiple choice/short answer exams
• file review of training and experience
• objective structured clinical exams
Antes de hacer cualquier plan para el futuro o aplicar les recomiendo que visiten el http://www.mcc.ca, pasen los 3 examenes + el examen de ingles y ya podran decir que tienen los requisitos para aplicar al IMG. tengan en mente, que se requeriara unos 2 a 3 anios.abril 26, 2005 a las 5:45 pm #206916
Y no es mas facil estudiar medicina en Canada de una vez? tengo entendido de que son 4 años…abril 26, 2005 a las 6:54 pm #206917
En serio Luis son 4 años solamente, pero desde que inicias o son 2 años básico primero de science, es que en mi país yo no lo estudié porque son 8 años y despues 4 mas, a estas alturas no podría trabajar todavía,
Si tienes mas información escríbela por favor
Sussanabril 26, 2005 a las 9:49 pm #206918
No lo recomiendo, si comparas los requisitos para aplicar a la faculatad de medecina, hay varias cosas en comunes, tendras que pasar el TOEFL y el examen de MCAT, lo que te pones en 3 y 2. La pelea es pelenado, aqui las reglas estan bien definidas, si alguein consigue la vuelta que me lo diga, segun veo las cosas hay que pasar todos los examens y hacer 2 anos de residencias. Estos son los datos para ingresar a Mcgill
Deadlines for submission of applications and all required documents are:
November 19th , 2004 for applicants applying to the M.D.,C.M. program.and whose residence is outside of Québec,
January 15th , 2005 for residents of Québec applying to the M.D.,C.M. program.
A. Before making application for this program you should ensure that you have either completed the following entrance requirements or will have completed them by the end of the 2004-2005 academic year.
1. A Bachelor’s degree. Applicants must have received an undergraduate degree, or be in the final year of a course of study at a recognized college or university leading to an undergraduate degree consisting of 120 credits over eight semesters following completion of high school. However, students who have received a Diploma of Collegial Studies (DEC) in the Province of Québec must have completed 90 credits (six semesters) in a Québec university to obtain the required degree. Similarly, Québec residents who, having received credit for their Diploma of Collegial Studies, elect to complete their undergraduate degree outside The Province of Québec (other Canadian provinces, U.S.A. or elsewhere) will be required to complete an undergraduate degree with a minimum of 90 credits (six semesters) at the non-Québec university to be eligible to apply. Students who fail to complete a DEC before transferring to a non-Québec university must complete a four year degree. Successful candidates must be in receipt of the Bachelor’s degree by the time of registration for the first year of the medical curriculum.
2. Specific course requirements. One full year (2 semesters) university level course, with laboratory work, in each of the following:
It is important to note that in all of the above courses Pass/Fail grades are not acceptable.
Prerequisite courses completed more than eight years ago must be repeated. Exception may be made for applicants with advanced degrees in the material concerned.
University level courses in Biochemistry or Cell & Molecular Biology are strongly recommended.
The Medical College Admission Test. Applicants for entrance in August 2005 must have taken this test no later than August 16th 2004. The test should be retaken if it was written more than three years before the date of application. Arrangements must be made to have official MCAT scores sent for all tests to this office.
B. The following material must be submitted to the Faculty of Medicine Admissions Office by all applicants.
1. The autobiographical letter submitted in QUADRUPLICATE. The selection of candidates for interviews depends heavily on the content but not the literary style of this letter. It must be written by the applicant and reflect his/her usual means of expression. The applicant must comply with the following instructions to ensure consideration of the autobiographical letter. IT MUST BE NO LONGER THAN 4 PAGES, DOUBLE SPACED ON 8 ½ BY 11 INCH PAPER WITH ONE INCH MARGINS. THERE MUST BE NO MORE THAN 25 LINES PER PAGE AND REGULAR, EASY TO READ FONTS NOT SMALLER THAN 12 MUST BE USED. THE PAGES MUST BE STAPLED TOGETHER IN THE TOP LEFT HAND CORNER AND NOT BOUND IN ANY OTHER FASHION. THE APPLICANT’S NAME MUST BE INDICATED CLEARLY AT THE TOP OF THE AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL LETTER. LETTERS FAILING TO MEET THE ABOVE CRITERIA WILL NOT BE READ.
THE DIRECTIONS BELOW SHOULD ALSO BE FOLLOWED CAREFULLY.
The letter should give the Committee a clear image of the applicant and the personal characteristics and experiences which make him/her particularly suitable for the study and practice of medicine. On the first page ONLY, applicants should describe the basis for their decision to be a doctor and detail their experience and exposure to health care in general and more specifically to sick persons, doctors, and other health care workers. They should show that they know what is involved in choosing to study and practice medicine. The remaining three pages should be devoted to examples of leadership, initiative, originality, empathy, compassion, service to others, whether in the community of their institution of study or beyond, evidence of communication skills, the ability to work in teams and interact positively with others.
The ability to take initiative, excel in one’s studies while engaging in depth in such activities as team sports, student government, music, theatre, drama, art, creative writing and other endeavours which require dedication, determination and the capacity to handle the stress of coping with different enterprises are of particular importance to the committee. The effort expended, the importance of the applicant’s role, individual responsibility and level of achievement should be explained. Indicate clearly when the activity cited began and ended (eg. High School vs. College or beyond). While past activities may be important to this narrative, more recent activities generally carry more weight with the committee. Work experiences, travel, cultural interests and achievements or hobbies which the candidate can relate directly to his/her suitability for medicine should be mentioned. Personal qualities described should be substantiated by examples of life experience to make them credible.
Applicants not currently enrolled as students should indicate clearly what they have done since graduation. The date and outcome of your most recent medical examination should be given and any medical problems or time missed from studies because of illness should be briefly included.
2. Evaluation report forms:
Print: Associate Dean’s Letter and the Referee’s Evaluation Report
You should ask three persons who are able to give an informed and discriminating opinion concerning your personal qualifications for the study and practice of medicine to provide evaluations. At least one, and preferably two of these persons should be faculty members of your current or most recent institution of study. If you are currently engaged in graduate studies, one evaluator should be your supervisor. It is vital that your referees mail these reports well in advance of the application deadline so that they may be included in your file. If they are not available to the committee when the evaluation process begins your application will suffer accordingly. IT IS UP TO YOU TO MAKE SURE THAT YOUR SPONSORS WILL MAIL THEM AT THE APPROPRIATE TIME. You should insert your name and the deadline for submission (see deadline submission of application in Selection Process) in the space provided before giving the request forms to your sponsors. The referee reports should be mailed by the sponsors directly to the admissions office. Referee reports arriving by other means will be rejected. The recommendation of a premedical advisory committee is a satisfactory substitute for individual letters of reference.
3. Adhesive labels. You must send 8 adhesive labels. These labels expedite responses to your application and should be completed by printing your name and mailing address on six of the labels and your name and permanent address on the other two. Failure to include the labels with your application will disqualify this application.
4. A description of all science prerequisite courses taken from the calendar of the university where the courses were completed.
5. IMPORTANT NOTICE CONCERNING PROOF OF CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP OR PERMANENT RESIDENT STATUS
In order to comply with auditing and funding regulations of the Québec Ministry of Education, McGill University is required to document eligibility for the appropriate tuition fees to be paid by students who indicate that they are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada residing in Québec or outside Québec. This proof can take the form of a photocopy of:
a Canadian birth certificate
a Canadian citizenship card or certificate
a valid Canadian passport
a Québec baptismal certificate, if born in Québec
a Record of Landing (Immigration Form IM1000)
Once proof of citizenship has been received, it will be recorded in the Student Record System. If there is no record of receipt in the Student Record System, you will automatically be billed the full amount of the international student fees.
Please refer to the differential tuition fees shown in the enclosed booklet. If you are applying as a Québec resident, please examine carefully the "Attestation of Residency in Québec" (PDF File) and follow the instructions precisely to determine if you qualify to apply as such.
6. Official transcripts of the results of all post high school education including, where applicable, CÉGEP. You must ensure that these documents are sent by the appropriate institution(s) to the admissions office. McGill students who are currently, or who were formerly, enrolled in any program of studies at McGill do not need to submit McGill transcripts but must submit official CÉGEP transcripts.
Please note that to be considered official, transcripts must be forwarded directly to McGill by the applicant’s college and/or university.
Transcripts submitted by the applicant will not be considered official and will not be used to admit the applicant. Transcripts sent via email or electronically scanned versions are unacceptable. Official transcripts should be sent to the Faculty of Medicine Admissions Office. The official transcript may also be sent by fax if submitted by the Registrar’s office of your university, followed by an original sent by mail.
Transcripts in languages other than English or French must be sent to McGill by the applicant’s school in their original language, accompanied by an English or French translation.
Interviews: Interviews are conducted in the Faculty Offices in Montréal during the month of January for U.S. & International students, in February for out of province Canadian applicants, in April for Québec residents applying to the M.D.,C.M. program and in May for Québec residents applying to the Med-P program.
Interviews for candidates applying for the MD-MBA and the MD-PhD programs will be conducted between January and March.
Reapplication. Students who wish to reapply must submit a new application.
PLEASE NOTE THAT NO INFORMATION WHATSOEVER WILL BE GIVEN TO ANYONE ENQUIRING ON BEHALF OF AN APPLICANT WITHOUT THE APPLICANT’S WRITTEN AUTHORIZATION.
Non-Canadian students selected for admission must have a student authorization by the date of registration. Instructions for making application for a student authorization are included with the letter of acceptance. Applicants for this authorization must be able to satisfy the Canadian Department of Immigration that they have adequate funds to complete the entire undergraduate medical program. Those who will need financial assistance must obtain it from government or non-government agencies in their home country. Students from the United States should apply for federal and/or state government grants. Some state governments prohibit transfer of public support, loans or otherwise; in such instances alternative sources of support must be found. In view of the time usually required for processing applications for financial assistance, these should be submitted at the same time as the application for admission is submitted and not delayed until the outcome of the latter is known.
Dual citizenship: U.S. and Foreign students holding dual citizenship (one of which is Canadian) must so declare on their initial application. Failure to do so may void the application.
Notice of Outcome of Application
U.S. and Foreign applicants will be notified as soon as possible after March 31st, 2005. Canadian applicants from outside of the Province of Québec will be notified after March 31, 2005 and Residents of Québec will be notified after May 1st, 2005.abril 27, 2005 a las 8:07 am #206919
Por cierto quien conoce un Family Doctor en Toronto.abril 27, 2005 a las 8:41 am #206920
Hay muchos…….pero ninguno con cupo para pacientes nuevos.
Saludosabril 27, 2005 a las 12:59 pm #206921
Hay que ser ignorante y despues tener las bol… de escribir algo como esto
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