Could an extra year of residency steer doctors away from family medicine?
The shortest family medicine residency program in Canada is two years, but there’s now a plan to increase those to a minimum of three years. However, some practitioners are concerned the extra year will steer new doctors away from family medicine. Guest host Nora Young discusses the impact with Dr. Mike Green, head of family medicine at Queens University and the incoming president of the College of Family Physicians of Canada, and Dr. Sarah Lespérance, a family doctor and the president of Society of Rural Physicians of Canada.
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