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Poor health system planning often to blame for unemployed docs

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May 7, 2019 | Author: Royal College Staff
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On May 1, 2019, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada released new findings from its employment study. This is the highly anticipated follow-up to their 2013 report that alerted the country to the employment challenges faced by many new specialists.

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Canada’s Newly Certified Medical Specialists Struggle to Find Work

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May 1, 2019 | Author: Royal College Staff
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OTTAWA, May 1, 2019 – A study based on a multi-year survey of 6,200 specialists released today by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada revealed the highest percentage of reported employment challenges since the launch of the Royal College Employment Survey in 2011. Nineteen percent of newly certified medical and surgical specialists […]

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Data is power in medical workforce planning (but context matters, too)

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September 25, 2018 | Author:
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Dear colleagues, Last month I attended the CMA’s inaugural Health Summit. I was quite taken with the meeting’s focus on the evolving and expanding role of data and technology in health care service and delivery. For many years, we have heard that “big data” will disrupt patient-physician relationships as we know them and repaint the […]

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Addressing complex patient care

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March 28, 2018 | Author:
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Dear colleagues, There are some things we know: new technologies (such as artificial intelligence) are impacting the medical profession, patients and how care is delivered; scopes of practice are evolving and innovative models of collaborative care are increasingly important to meet complex patient needs; barriers in access to specialist care remain an issue; and important […]

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Studying the specialist workforce (and why it’s difficult)

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June 8, 2017 | Author:
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Dear colleagues, Understanding and planning a medical workforce capable of meeting patients’ specialized health care needs is an ongoing challenge. It’s something various national specialty societies (NSS), physician organizations and governments have been grappling with for years — and to greater degrees of success. Last Friday, we hosted our annual NSS-Human Resources for Health Dialogue. […]

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Data tells the story: Canada’s medical workforce is changing

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December 7, 2016 | Author:
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Dear colleagues, We’ve heard repeated calls to produce a physician workforce that has the right number, mix and distribution of specialists to meet the needs of Canadians. But, until recently, little had been done to integrate all available data in one place to help us understand what the medical workforce looks like today, how it’s […]

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