Canadian Healthcare Facts

Here are some interesting facts and statistics about physicians in Canada:

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Canada (excluding residents)
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Average
Family Physicians

of the Physicians Currently Practicing in Canada are International Medical Graduates (IMGs)

What are the Bodies and Organizations that regulate the medical profession in Canada?

Each province and territory in Canada has a regulatory body that regulates the medical profession and licenses physicians.

The national regulatory organizations are:

The Medical Council of Canada (MCC):

Assessment and evaluation of medical graduates and physicians. The MCC grants the qualification: Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC). It also runs, which physicians must use to apply to practice and verify their credentials.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada:

A regulatory college that oversees specialists.

College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) :

The regulatory college that oversees family physicians.

Other important organizations:

Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA):

An association that provides liability protection and legal defense for physicians.

Medical Association of Canada (CMA):

A voluntary association of physicians and medical students that advocate on health matters. CMA publishes the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ)