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Analyzing the 2023 Health Expenditure Trends in Canada: CIHI's Insights and Projections
Hedaya Martin
General
The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) has released the 27th edition of the annual publication on health expenditure trends which provides detailed information on health spending in Canada using the National Health Expenditure Database (NHEX). Here is a snapshot of the expenditure trends of 2023, according to CIHI: Total Health Expend...
The Human Aspect of Remote Healthcare: Mental Health and Well-being
Hedaya Martin
General
Introduction Rural and remote health care practice comes with its rewards and challenges. While the benefits of telemedicine and digital health solutions are evident, we must not overlook the mental health and well-being of the healthcare professionals who provide care in rural areas. In this blog post, we'll explore the significance of recognizing...
The College of Family Physicians of Canada will Not Implement a 3rd Year to the Family Residency Program
Hedaya Martin
General
Last year we wrote a blog about The College of Family Physicians of Canada's plans to extend family medicine residency training from two years to three years. The intention was to expand the curriculum and prepare physicians to deal with more complex patient care including elder care, mental health and addictions, new technologies, and to help them...
Future-Proofing Your Clinic: Recruiting for Emerging Healthcare Technologies
IDL Web Inc
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The healthcare landscape is undergoing a rapid transformation driven by technological advancements. Emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), telehealth, and electronic health records (EHRs), are reshaping the way healthcare is delivered. To stay competitive and provide the best possible care, clinics must prepare for this digita...
Remote Work in Healthcare: Staffing Solutions for Rural and Remote Clinics
IDL Web Inc
General
The landscape of healthcare delivery has been undergoing a transformative shift in recent years, with remote work emerging as a significant solution to various challenges faced by the industry. While remote work has gained prominence across multiple sectors, it has proven to be especially vital in healthcare, particularly for clinics located in rem...
Is MRCGP recognised in Canada?
Hedaya Martin
General
Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP) is the postgraduate medical qualification required to attain a certificate of completion of training (CCT) in General Practice in the United Kingdom. But what about Canada? Is MRCGP recognised in Canada? If you're a doctor in the UK considering a move to Canada, you may be wondering i...
Is PLAB accepted in Canada?
Hedaya Martin
General
If you're a doctor considering relocating to Canada, you may be wondering if your PLAB qualification will be accepted. Canada has its own medical licensure requirements, but the PLAB test is not one of them. The Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB) test is a certification exam administered by the General Medical Council and is requi...
Dr. Hatem Naal's Journey of Immigrating & Working as a Family Physician in Canada
Hedaya Martin
General
Today we are taking a closer look at the journey of Dr. Hatem Naal, a qualified UK GP. After starting his training in Libya, Dr. Naal moved to the UK in 2013 with his family to complete his GP training and became a fully qualified GP who holds MRCGP certification. Dr. Naal came to Canada with his wife and three children with the help of Physicians ...
Testimonial of a Clinic Owner - A live case study of how Dr. Saima Khan found right Physician for her Clinic
Hedaya Martin
General
Running a family medicine clinic can be a daunting task, especially when working alone. That's why the clinic owner in this story decided to search for an associate family physician. She had placed an ad online and received a call from Mr. Phil Martin, owner of Physicians for You Recruitment, who offered his services in providing trained family phy...
The Canadian Institute of Health Information (CIHI) Report Quick Facts
Hedaya Martin
General
The Canadian Institute of Health Information (CIHI) published a report compiling the most recent data on selected health professionals, including physicians, to shed light on the impacts of the pandemic on health care professionals, supply and distribution, migration, and physician payments and utilization.  Key findings: Supply of doctorsIn 2...
Pharmacy Services in BC and Ontario Expanding in 2023
Hedaya Martin
General
With BC’s health system and emergency rooms continuing to experience significant strain, including close to one million British Columbians unattached to a family doctor, expanding the range of services available at community pharmacies will help to increase British Columbians’ access to critical medications and improve patient health outcomes.  Thi
Family Members of Temporary Foreign Workers Will Now Have Access to Work Permits
Hedaya Martin
General
The Canadian government has announced that beginning in January 2023, temporary foreign workers’ family members will be eligible for work permits. Prior to this, only spouses of the principal applicant in the high-skill occupation group were eligible for a work permit. Working-age children will now be able to work through this phased approach. Acco
Longer Family Medicine Residency Training in The Works
Hedaya Martin
General
The beginning of this year saw the release of The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) report: Preparing our Future Family Physicians: An educational prescription for strengthening health care in changing times. The report has since received significant attention to one of the recommendations outlined in the release - plans to extend
BC Family Doctors Get Pay Rise under New Payment Model
Hedaya Martin
General
British Columbia has struggled with an ongoing doctor shortage, with an estimated one million British Columbians without a family doctor. This is now being addressed through several initiatives, including a pay increase, meant to help support primary care physicians with costs associated with running a practice. The British Columbia provincial gove
Why Physicians Should Maintain their Hobbies
Hedaya Martin
General
Doctors often talk about wanting a good work/life balance, but this can be harder to achieve, especially in the early years of practicing medicine. Hobbies and extracurricular activities can help, and they can also go a long way to alleviating fatigue and overcoming physician burnout. In the demanding world of healthcare it can be challenging for p
Healthcare Worker Shortage – A Global Concern
Hedaya Martin
General
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030 report, healthcare workforce shortages of up to 18 million are expected by 2030. This is predicted to be highest among upper middle-income countries, driven by economic growth, population growth and population aging.  In 2019, th
Pri-Med Toronto is on Now!
Hedaya Martin
General
The Physicians for You team is on location at the May 2022 Pri-Med Conference and Trade Show happening right now in Toronto, Ontario. The International Conference Centre in Mississauga, where Prime-Med is hosted, is buzzing with excitement after a two year hiatus due to Covid-19. Prime-Med is one of the largest medical education providers in Canada
New Guide Helps Family Physicians Caring for Canada’s Veterans
Hedaya Martin
General
Veterans represent almost one in 30 of the adult population in Canada. The population of living Veterans in Canada is approximately 629,300.  When transitioning to life after service, family physicians are vitally important for Veterans. Best Advice Guide: Caring for Veterans is a The College of Family Physicians of Canada™ (CFPC) collabo
WHO COVID-19 Solidarity Therapeutics Trial
Hedaya Martin
General
The World Health Organisation COVID-19 Solidarity Therapeutics Trial is an unprecedented international collaboration to identify life-saving treatments for COVID-19. Fifty-two countries, including Canada, are participating in this global research on coronavirus disease, with 2,000 researchers, 600 hospitals, and 14,200 randomized hospitalized patie
12 Notable Statistics of Physicians in Canada (Quick Facts)
Hedaya Martin
General
The Canadian Institute of Health Information (CIHI) reported that in 2015, there were more than 82,000 physicians in Canada.In 2015, the average physician age was 50 years, and approximately 60% were male, and 40% female.In the span of 5 years, the CIHI 2020 report indicated that the number of physicians increased to 92,173 in Canada, with the prop

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