Doctors discuss how residency rules create roadblocks to completing training


Several doctors who studied in the province as international students have spoken to CTV News and Global News to raise their concerns about the rules that prevented their colleagues from completing residencies in Canada. Dr Matthew Kumar and Dr Abhinaya Yeddala, both of whom are now medical residents, say they were required to either be permanent residents or Canadian citizens to complete a residency in the country. Both completed their training through a partnership between Dalhousie University and the International Medical University in Malaysia and said that many other students left for other countries because of the rules. “It’s almost like a catch-22, because you can’t get your (permanent resident status) without work, and the work we’re trying to get into needs (permanent resident status),” said Yeddala.

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