Pulse check: Are you interested in international medical exchanges?
Medical specialists belong to a worldwide network of health care professionals. Now, more than ever before, information, techniques and learning can be shared across the globe; what about the opportunity for hands-on experience?
The Royal College has been in discussions with other health care leaders to gauge interest in, and opportunities for, medical exchanges and their potential to help support health system improvement and address issues of provider burnout.
Are you interested in connecting with and/or swapping places for a short time with an equivalent medical specialist in the United Kingdom or New Zealand?
You can share your thoughts in two ways
Fill in a short two-minute survey about this potential new venture, called the “Experts in Healthcare Exchange”: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CRJW9YD.
Note: the first few survey questions pertain to the potential role for this program in system improvement and preventing burnout; they are important but optional).
Or, if you want more information on the Canadian perspective or have an international exchange experience (positive or negative) to share, please send us an email:
Christine James, associate director, Membership Services and Programs
As you might expect, there are a variety of administrative and legal hurdles to navigate in order for Canada to participate in such an exchange. As we continue discussions, we would welcome Fellows’ input and feedback on whether this potential opportunity would be of interest and value.