TORONTO -- One in nine trained-in-Canada doctors is practising medicine in the United States, says a study published in today's issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

If Canadian-educated doctors who were born in the United States are excluded, the number is one in 12 -- and the study suggests that luring back some of these Canadian physicians would go a long way toward solving the country's doctor shortage.

While they acknowledge the exodus has abated a bit in the past couple of years, the authors say the impact is as if two averaged sized medical schools in Canada were doing nothing but training doctors for the United States.

Source: Canada exporting nearly 10% of its MDs to U.S.


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