12 Notable Statistics of Physicians in Canada (Quick Facts)

  1. The Canadian Institute of Health Information (CIHI) reported that in 2015, there were more than 82,000 physicians in Canada.
  2. In 2015, the average physician age was 50 years, and approximately 60% were male, and 40% female.
  3. In the span of 5 years, the CIHI 2020 report indicated that the number of physicians increased to 92,173 in Canada, with the proportion of female physicians in the workforce continuing to rise.
  4. In 2020, 48.5% of family medicine physicians and 38.8% of specialist physicians in Canada were female.
  5. The same CIHI data report showed the physician-to-population ratio as of 2020 was 242 doctors per 100,000 population, with approximately 26% being International Medical Graduates.
  6. CAPER (The Canadian Post-M.D. Education Registry) is the central repository for statistical information on postgraduate medical education in Canada. CAPER maintains individual-level data for all postgraduate medical residents and fellows.
  7. CAPER's Annual Census report provides comprehensive statistics on post-M.D. training in Canada.
  8. The 2020-2021 CAPER Annual Census of Post-MD Trainees found that among those completing their post-graduate training in 2019, 41% were completing family medicine programs and 59% were completing medical, surgical and laboratory programs.
  9. According to CAPER 2017 Report, there were over 16,000 physicians pursuing residency training in 2015.
  10. 72% of Canadian graduates do their post-M.D. training in the province where they earned their M.D. degree. This proportion has not changed substantially in over a decade.
  11. 74% of Canadian graduates choose to practise in the province where they graduated.
  12. Payment via fee-for-service 72%, and alternative payment plans account for 28% of physician compensation models.
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Tuesday, 06 June 2023