“I’m actually optimistic that when I’m older we’ll have even more great doctors with a passion for taking care of older adults. I think there is no better job, to be honest with you.”
Canada’s new postgraduate medical accreditation system, called CanERA, launches this July.
“We ask, ‘How do I help the whole person and how do I help the family?’ If you like that level of complexity, not dealing with just one system or one organ, then this is a field for you.”
“I think that what gets lost is that there are a lot of diseases that have a prevalence rate with seniors and with the Baby Boomers coming forward, the demands are soaring.”
The report analyzed data on all fee-for-service care provided to patients aged 65 and older from the Canadian Institute for Health Information’s National Physician Database.
New findings from the Royal College’s employment study, the follow-up to the 2013 report that alerted the country to the employment challenges faced by many new specialists.