International medical graduates (IMGs) often travel a long and convoluted road en route to being licensed to practice medicine in Canada. A federally-funded initiative that tracks IMGs on their paths to licensure, using annual data submitted by 38 organizations, will be the subject of the CHEPA monthly seminar on Oct. 10 in CRL-B119 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Three representatives of the Canadian Post-M.D. Education Registry (CAPER), which is the home of data and statistics on postgraduate medical education and IMGs in Canada, will describe how the IMG database tracks the progress of foreign medical graduates through evaluating exams, assessment centres, residency training programs, certification bodies, and into licensed medical practice. Examples will also show how post-M.D. training trends shed light on Canada’s response to specific health care priorities.
The seminar will be presented by Steve Slade, vice-president of research and analysis at the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC), Tamara Brown, national IMG database project manager at the AFMC, and research associate Linda Bourgeois.