In face of doctor shortage, study finds SK successfully keeping trained-in-SK physicians, attracting talent from BC

A recent study completed by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan (CPSS) has found that physicians tend to stay in Saskatchewan to work after their training. The study found that between 2013 and 2017, 87% of graduates who were matched to a family practice and 75% of those matched to a residency program in SK chose to stay in the province. In spite of this, the province is still facing a shortage of all kinds of doctors, and CPSS and Saskatchewan Health Authority are currently working together to discuss how the number of physicians in the province can be increased, while other organizations are discussing how more support can be offered to new graduates. The Northern View reports that many internationally trained doctors are choosing to leave British Columbia, where they are facing barriers to licensing and move to SK, where licensing qualifications are more flexible. CKOM| The Northern View Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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