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Canada Joins US, Changes Rules For Nigerian Doctors, Others To Practice by PublicHealthNig: 5:09pm On Jul 09, 2023
Canada has joined the United States which recently enacted a law to allow foreign-trained doctors to bypass the residency training program as the shortage of health workers in the country bites harder. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of. Nova Scotia one of the thirteen provinces and territories of Canada has created a short path to enable Nigeria and other foreign doctors to practice medicine in the country. This latest decision by the college underscores the importance of doctors in a society.

It could be recalled that many Nigerian doctors who migrated to Canada were hitherto unable to practice in Canada like their colleagues in the UK due to stringent licensing procedures and the nonrecognition of their fellowships. The situation has forced many Medical Consultants and licensed pharmacists from Nigeria into cab driving and other menial jobs while waiting to be certified.

According to a statement released by the College, the procedures and eligibility criteria are as follows:

Family Medicine Specialists

For internationally trained family medicine specialists, the Nova Scotia Practice Ready Assessment Program (NSPRAP) ensures that international medical graduates (IMGs) who wish to practice family medicine in Nova Scotia possess the appropriate clinical skills and knowledge to provide quality patient care.

The Nova Scotia Practice Ready Assessment Program (NSPRAP) is for family medicine specialists who:

have completed postgraduate training in family medicine outside Canada;

do not yet meet Nova Scotia’s licensing requirements; and meet the eligibility criteria for the PRA in Family Medicine.


Eligibility

You must meet the requirements for all license applications to practice medicine in Nova Scotia.

You must be a Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC) or Qualify for an Acceptable Alternative to the LMCC

You must have at least 2 years of postgraduate training toward recognition as a general practitioner or family medicine specialist.

You must have completed at least 8 weeks of training in all of the following fields:
• family medicine or general practice;
• internal medicine;
• surgery;
• paediatrics;
• psychiatry; and
• obstetrics and gynecology.

Please note: The registrar may accept 8-16 weeks of extra training in family medicine instead of training in psychiatry, obstetrics, and gynecology.
The College will consider Emergency Medicine rotations as part of the 24 months of postgraduate training.

You must have practiced independently for at least 2 years in a family or general practice AND for at least 450 hours within 3 years of applying for the NSPRAP

You must have fewer than two prior failed attempts in Canadian practice-ready assessment programs.

How to Apply

Step 1: You submit your credentials to be verified

Step 2: We review your application

Step 3: Your application is screened by the NSPRAP

Step 4: You submit an application for a Clinical Assessment license

Step 5: You undergo a clinical field assessment

Step 6: You receive your license to practice

Other Specialists

You may be eligible for a Practice Ready Assessment for Specialists (PRA Specialists) if you meet the criteria and have been endorsed by Nova Scotia Health.

The PRA Specialists is for specialists who:

have specialty training and certification from a jurisdiction other than the 29 accepted by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) (for more information, see the RCPSC Specialty Training Requirements to compare your postgraduate training to the Canadian standard); and meet the screening criteria for Practice Readiness Assessment (PRA) for Specialists.

Please note: A PRA is not conducted in subspecialty disciplines.

Eligibility

You must meet the requirements for all license applications to practice medicine in Nova Scotia.

You must be a Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC) or Qualify for an Acceptable Alternative to the LMCC

You must provide a record of postgraduate training that is substantially equivalent to Canadian training and has been satisfactorily completed. Refer to the RCPSC Specialty Training Requirements.

You must have specialty certification from an international jurisdiction, equivalent to a primary specialty as defined by the RCPSC.

You must have a minimum of 3 years of independent practice in the discipline.

You must demonstrate evidence of currency of practice in the primary specialty, defined as at least 450 hours within the last 3 years

You must have fewer than two prior failed attempts in Canadian practice-ready assessment programs.

How to Apply

Step 1: You are endorsed by Nova Scotia Health or IWK Health Centre

Step 2: You submit your credentials to be verified

Step 3: We review your application

Step 4: You submit an application for Clinical Assessment license

Step 5: You undergo a clinical field assessment

Step 6: You receive your license to practice

Nigeria Doctors with an interest in practicing in Canada can get further details here:https://cpsns.ns.ca/registration-licensing/future-practice/practice-ready-assessment/

In related news, the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CphA) has also declared a national shortage of pharmacists in Canada. Small communities across Alberta are struggling to recruit pharmacists for vacant positions and according a county Mayor Paul Reutov, they are having a hard time finding several categories of physicians and many types of pharmacists. He said the community needs 13 physicians to meet AHS coverage standards, and there are currently five doctors working.

Source: https://www.publichealth.com.ng/canada-joins-us-changes-rules-for-nigerian-doctors-others-to-practice/

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Re: Canada Joins US, Changes Rules For Nigerian Doctors, Others To Practice by Passovile: 5:32pm On Jul 09, 2023
More doctors to leave for Canada. They know how to attract what they need to their countries.
We know how to distract good things from coming into our country.

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Re: Canada Joins US, Changes Rules For Nigerian Doctors, Others To Practice by NwaNimo1(m): 8:39pm On Jul 09, 2023
A route to Japa...

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Re: Canada Joins US, Changes Rules For Nigerian Doctors, Others To Practice by BigDawsNet: 8:39pm On Jul 09, 2023
Not everyone will study to become medical practitioner..

You can aswell migrate to Canada with your tech skills...

You can learn a teach today and you don't even need a college degree or masters to be a pro at a particular tech program...

Learn today! and you can start making very big income here in Northern America or the EU

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Re: Canada Joins US, Changes Rules For Nigerian Doctors, Others To Practice by YeyeGbami: 8:39pm On Jul 09, 2023
OK
Re: Canada Joins US, Changes Rules For Nigerian Doctors, Others To Practice by FalseProphet1(m): 8:39pm On Jul 09, 2023
Very soon only Benin republic would be the only country giving visas to Nigerians.

This I have seen.

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Re: Canada Joins US, Changes Rules For Nigerian Doctors, Others To Practice by dapsoneh: 8:39pm On Jul 09, 2023
T

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Re: Canada Joins US, Changes Rules For Nigerian Doctors, Others To Practice by gbaskiboy: 8:39pm On Jul 09, 2023
I am coming Canada reserves my own place for me

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Re: Canada Joins US, Changes Rules For Nigerian Doctors, Others To Practice by TheBTCinvestor: 8:40pm On Jul 09, 2023
I'm very comfortable in Nigeria so Canada, UK and The US can forever kiss my ass undecided

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Re: Canada Joins US, Changes Rules For Nigerian Doctors, Others To Practice by dantajay: 8:40pm On Jul 09, 2023
Good
Re: Canada Joins US, Changes Rules For Nigerian Doctors, Others To Practice by Skillsnigeria: 8:40pm On Jul 09, 2023
Hmmm
Re: Canada Joins US, Changes Rules For Nigerian Doctors, Others To Practice by slawomir: 8:40pm On Jul 09, 2023
Damnnn niggar
Nice
Re: Canada Joins US, Changes Rules For Nigerian Doctors, Others To Practice by NtoAkwaIbom(m): 8:40pm On Jul 09, 2023
We expect Nigeria to subsidize medical school n other courses only for them to go work abroad.

We subsidize fuel for African countries and subsidize professional courses, only for them to run abroad and practice,


WHAT DO WE GET AS NIGERIANS IN RETURN ?

CUBA was suffering the same thing, where it subsidizeed to train the best medical doctors, only for Dem to run abroad, thus it made compulsory national service for all doctors... Same should be adopted here... If you don't like, go to private university

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Re: Canada Joins US, Changes Rules For Nigerian Doctors, Others To Practice by Evilspirit666: 8:40pm On Jul 09, 2023
It will favour me and my family in Jesus name

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Re: Canada Joins US, Changes Rules For Nigerian Doctors, Others To Practice by MykellOni(m): 8:40pm On Jul 09, 2023
Attendance: Present ✔️
Good news... As naija no gree value them, I wish everybody success in their field

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Re: Canada Joins US, Changes Rules For Nigerian Doctors, Others To Practice by AntiZikist: 8:41pm On Jul 09, 2023
Ten years ago,the average MD earned over $1mil annually.

But since the greedy small hat tribesmen took over the Medical sector, they lobbied the govt to open borders to cheaper and far less qualified MDs from the third world whose residency in the US was tied to their job employer.

This has seen many qualified and conceintious western trained doctors resigning and going into private practice.

Covid 19 exposed the rot in western medicine as most doctors employed in small hat owned hospital firms daring not to raise any objection to the unscientific protocols set by the small hate controlled CDC that promoted the small hate vaccine produced by small hat pharmaceutical companies.

The small hat mafia wants to replace professional doctors with third world pliable doctors.

This should tell us that the small hate tribesmen are about to pull another Covid and are set to get rid of the few dissident doctors for drone third world doctors who dare not question their ongoing genocide ...


Pic related : Small hat tribesman

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Re: Canada Joins US, Changes Rules For Nigerian Doctors, Others To Practice by Angelfrost(m): 8:41pm On Jul 09, 2023
Good... Keep taking the professionals! Take them all... As many as are willing and ready to relocate!

Every professional in every sector deserves to practice in more humane and well-equipped facilities and to live in environments that will keep him safe and in the right frame of mind to deliver good services.

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Re: Canada Joins US, Changes Rules For Nigerian Doctors, Others To Practice by McStoic(m): 8:41pm On Jul 09, 2023
Okay
Re: Canada Joins US, Changes Rules For Nigerian Doctors, Others To Practice by IME1: 8:42pm On Jul 09, 2023
It's only about time...
Re: Canada Joins US, Changes Rules For Nigerian Doctors, Others To Practice by sofeo(m): 8:42pm On Jul 09, 2023
Alright
Re: Canada Joins US, Changes Rules For Nigerian Doctors, Others To Practice by dyera(m): 8:42pm On Jul 09, 2023
Mass exodus of medical practitioners loading. This is happening because we don't value our medical practitioners, we make them work in substandard hospitals and pay them way below their worth.

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Re: Canada Joins US, Changes Rules For Nigerian Doctors, Others To Practice by Dancebreaker: 8:42pm On Jul 09, 2023
Prepare to patronise herbalists in 9ja. grin grin

Those who used to laugh at Babalawo will soon eat their words.

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Re: Canada Joins US, Changes Rules For Nigerian Doctors, Others To Practice by nelronaldo(m): 8:42pm On Jul 09, 2023
Lol
Re: Canada Joins US, Changes Rules For Nigerian Doctors, Others To Practice by Nwosahnonso(m): 8:43pm On Jul 09, 2023
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Re: Canada Joins US, Changes Rules For Nigerian Doctors, Others To Practice by pol23: 8:43pm On Jul 09, 2023
Since everyone want to leave the country… Nigeria professional wants to practice abroad too.

(thanks to our parent and their colleagues who spoil the country…. I know you might assume your dad’s not involved since he’s no politician, guess what our dad told their arms and watch the country turn into jungle)


Also, Every country needed Doctors and nurses…

Here in Nigeria , we have over 30 million people between age 18-25, most who’re students.

I will advise Nigeria to start grooming medical practitioners for the world…
It will be a win win situation.
Nigerians living abroad remitted 19.8 billion dollars back home in 2022…

Can you imagine what the country would’ve been without this people popping money to the economy, while our politicians are busy sending money out.

If we send like 1000,000 doctors to Europe, America, Middle East and Australia …. I want to believe this will help the economy….

So government should invest heavily in training many doctors , pharmacists, nurses and lab technicians…
I might be wrong though, but I believe I’d we start by exporting brain , by 2050 we will have big professionals handling our economy and running businesses here back home.

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Re: Canada Joins US, Changes Rules For Nigerian Doctors, Others To Practice by hustla(m): 8:43pm On Jul 09, 2023
Good one for Drs in Canada

grin
Re: Canada Joins US, Changes Rules For Nigerian Doctors, Others To Practice by Uniqueteco77: 8:43pm On Jul 09, 2023
Not bad
Re: Canada Joins US, Changes Rules For Nigerian Doctors, Others To Practice by Deepspirituals: 8:43pm On Jul 09, 2023
Dancebreaker:
Prepare to patronise herbalists in 9ja. grin grin

Those who used to laugh at Babalawo will soon eat their words.
. I swear!

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Re: Canada Joins US, Changes Rules For Nigerian Doctors, Others To Practice by Menclothing: 8:44pm On Jul 09, 2023
So we go still loose more doctors this year to Canada let university start admitting more medical students

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Re: Canada Joins US, Changes Rules For Nigerian Doctors, Others To Practice by Sultty(m): 8:46pm On Jul 09, 2023
TheBTCinvestor:
I'm very comfortable in Nigeria so Canada, UK and The US can forever kiss my ass undecided
Lori iro

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