2012;10950:396–410. There are measures before the US Congress to correct the mismatch between medical school enrolment and GME numbers [44–46], which may attract more Canadian medical graduates seeking postgraduate training to that country. Article  Accessed 17 Aug 2016. Google Scholar. Ann Fam Med. Although Canadian graduates make up about 1% of the total physician workforce across the US, states such as North Dakota have proportions as high as 4.1%. We limited our analysis to physicians either in practice or in a residency program in the United States as of 2015. But in recent years this number has declined, with only 169 physicians leaving for the States in 2003, 138 in 2004 and 122 both in 2005 and 2006. Over 50% of Canadian medical school graduates working in the U.S. came from one of 4 medical schools: McGill University, University of Toronto, University of Manitoba and University of Alberta (Table 1). European Observatory on Health Policies. PubMed  Canadian physicians are warning that thousands of specialists will pull out of group medical offices and many will ultimately leave for the United States because of … PubMed Central  Accessed 25 Nov 2016. Phillips et al. This is projected to meet the expected requirements of an expanding and aging population [22]. However, to date, this expansion has not been matched by an increase in the number of Graduate Medical Education (GME) positions, creating a bottleneck in the training of American educated physicians and a barrier to Canadian and internationally trained physicians seeking to do postgraduate training in the US. Migration Policy Institute 2005. The annual reports of the Canadian Resident Matching Service, the Canadian Post-MD Education Programs and the Canadian Collaborative Centre for Physician Resources are all freely available on the websites of those organizations. By using this website, you agree to our [17], using data from the United States, shed light on this issue. Haggie J. Canadian collaborative centre for physician resources, Organization for economic co-operation and development. We conducted a cross-sectional analysis of the 2015 American Medical Association (AMA) Masterfile to identify and locate any graduates of Canadian schools of medicine (CMGs) working in the United States in direct patient care. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-016-1908-2, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-016-1908-2. The relative ease of movement of physicians across the Canada/US border has led to what is sometimes referred to as a ‘brain drain’ and previous analysis estimated that the equivalent of two graduating classes from Canadian medical schools were leaving to practice in the US each year. Accessed 25 Nov 2016. http://www.euro.who.int/en/about-us/partners/observatory. However, new statistics show quite the opposite as American physicians have begun moving to Canada to work instead. PubMed Google Scholar. http://www.euro.who.int/en/about-us/partners/observatory. Torrey EF, Torrey BB. CMGs’ decision to emigrate to the U.S. may be influenced by both ‘push’ and ‘pull’ factors. 2011. Manage cookies/Do not sell my data we use in the preference centre. Medical School Enrolment on Pace to Reach 30% Increase by 2017. Many specialty physicians who went to the US for residency or fellowship training, remained there. Thomas R. Freeman. PloS ONE. Wismar M, Maier CR, Glinos IA, Dussault G, Figueras J. CMAJ. There is evidence of some lag time in accounting for physicians who have migrated. Skinner BJ. donalee Moulton | Halifax | June 15, 2017, The exodus of Canadian MDs to the US appears to have ended. AB contributed to the concept, data interpretation and written manuscript. Accessed 17 Aug 2016. Getting Tested – Stage 1. Decisions about health human resources are important and costly [1], yet are frequently made in the context of a lack of reliable data. Cooper RA. The average income after expenses, in U.S. dollars, for an orthopedic surgeon in the U.S. was $442,450, compared to … Many doctors in BC earn less than the national average for all specializations, and the average family doctor here earns roughly $273,000 a year. American citizens may study medicine in Canada, then return to the US for further training and to establish practice. © 2021 BioMed Central Ltd unless otherwise stated. http://www.worldcat.org/title/physicians-for-ontario-too-many-too-few-for-2000-and-beyond-report-of-the-fact-finder-on-physician-resources-in-ontario/oclc/48440521?referer=di&ht=edition. Brown JB, Ferrier, Cohen, Woodward. Family doctors saw the greatest pay increase: more than $1.5 billion collectively between 1992/93 and 2009/10. PubMed  2004;141(40):705–14. 2006;81(9):830–6. Canada H. First Ministers’ meeting on the future of health care in Canada. This makes a move to America less attractive, a message the US has appeared to receive. The physician brain drain that began in the 1990s — when it was estimated that the equivalent of two graduating classes left each year to practise in the United States — is definitively over. FMGs must have completed an ACGME approved residency or fellowship of at least 2 years in the US, Canada or Puerto Rico. Pull factors, at the same time in the US, included a shift toward managed care creating a need for physicians, especially those trained in a relatively cost conserving environment. Springer Nature. McKendry RJR, Wells GA, Dale P, Adams O, Buske L, Strachan J, Flor L. Factors influencing the emigration of physicians from Canada to the United States. 2005;353:1810–18. That number rose sharply between 1990 and 1995, in some years exceeding 250 graduates. 2010;56(6):612. Bourgeault I. It is important however, to recognize that ‘push-pull’ dynamics are fluid. Google Scholar. Romanow R. 2002 Building on Values: The Future of Healthcare in Canada. PubMed  Emerging policy developments on both sides of the Canada/US border may have a substantial impact on physician migration and further understanding of this dynamic is needed for planning. The upper line shows all active physicians and the lower line primary care physicians only. Department of Family Medicine, Centre for Studies in Family Medicine, Western University, London, ON, Canada, The Robert Graham Center for Policy Research in Family Medicine and Primary Care, Washington, D.C, USA, Stephen Petterson, Sean Finnegan & Andrew Bazemore, You can also search for this author in He was Visiting Scholar at the Graham Center for Research in Family Medicine and Primary Care in Washington, D.C. in May, 2013. 1998;158(6):725–8. Accessed 25 Nov 2016. Terms and Conditions, Correspondence to As a percentage of the Canadian physician workforce, IMGs declined from a high of 33% in the 1970s to 22.4% in 2007 [12]. I have known doctors from somewhere else in the world who had to improve so as to meet Canadian standards, but I ought to think that an American doctor from a trustworthy school would almost certainly not have to … These results are of importance to medical resource planning. Findings from the Royal College's Employment Study 2013. www.royalcollege.ca/rcsite/documents/health-policy/employment-report-2013-e.pdf. TRF contributed to the concept, data interpretation and written manuscript. American doctors would have to convene Canadian standards of medical education. Accessed 5 Nov 2016. Beginning in the early 1990s the number of CMGs locating in the U.S. reached an all-time high and then abruptly dropped off in 1995. The 1971 start date was chosen to capture physicians prior to their retirement. The annual reports of the Canadian Resident Matching Service, the Canadian Post-MD Education Programs and the Canadian Collaborative Centre for Physician Resources are all freely available on the websites of those organizations. A specialist in the USA makes around $230,000 annually, whereas a general practitioner goes home with a $161,000 roughly. 3. Our immigration team is here to help you through this sometimes complicated process. Push factors are those that are considered to discourage physicians from remaining in a country and result in interest in leaving for what is perceived to be more favorable practice and living conditions. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated. Another interesting statistic is that fewer Americans are moving each year. Article content continued. 2013;26(2):65–7. Accessed 17 Aug 2016. BMC Health Serv Res 16, 678 (2016). http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ontario-doctors-reject-controversial-fee-deal-with-province/article31420236/. Cost cutting was achieved through a reduction in hospital beds and health providers. Education Registry Annual Census Table J-1 in 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. http://caper.ca/en/post-graduate-medical-education/annual-census/. 2006;18(12):S49–54. http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/about-ama/physician-data-resources/physician-masterfile.page? Health Professional Mobility and health systems: evidence from 17 European countries. Both countries fill gaps in physician supply with international medical graduates (IMGs) so the movement of Canadian trained physicians to the US has international ramifications. This choice means that in more recent years we will not yet capture a small number of Canadian medical school graduates who also completed their residency training in Canada before emigrating to the United States. Accessed 25 Nov 2016. Article  Ann Fam Med. As well, physicians were allowed to form private professional corporations which help to alleviate income differentials with US counterparts. Secure Borders, Open Doors: Visa Procedures in the Post-September 11 Era. They found that as of 2004, there were 8,162 Canadian educated physicians practicing in the US, 2,500 of them in primary care. PubMed Central  On the pull side of the equation, the increase in medical school enrolment in the US, has not been matched by an increase in GME positions resulting in fewer positions for Canadian and IMG graduates wishing to pursue specialty training in the US. Given the difficulty of estimating population healthcare needs, the length of a medical education and the complexity of jurisdictional control over postgraduate training, it is not surprising that real and perceived physician shortages and surpluses occur from time to time. Trends in the Number of Canadian Medical School Graduates Practicing in the United States, by Year of Graduation from Medical School, Trends in the Number of International Medical School Graduates Practicing in the United States, by Year of Graduation from Medical School, Trends in the Number of U. S. Medical School Graduates Practicing in Primary Care, by Year of Graduation from Medical School. Article  Providing adequate numbers of physicians to deliver medical care for the Canadian and US population requires consideration of many variables [51]. United States: Many believe that the USA pays the most to its Doctors. Dilkens was working at the Canadian Consulate in Detroit on Sept. 11, 2001, when the United States unilaterally closed its northern border. Dr. Tom Freeman is a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University in London, Ontario Canada. Both countries are signatory to the World Health Organization Global Code on International Recruitment of Health Personnel [28] which recommends cross-border collaboration around data collection. 2014;3(1):29–32. volume 16, Article number: 678 (2016) She wrote in her blog post, "Why This U.S. A significant dearth of doctors … CIHI. There were a number of possible push factors identifiable in the early 1990s. Phillips Jr RL, Fryer Jr GE, Petterson S, Rosser W. The Canadian contribution to the US physician workforce. A review of the annual reports of the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) [30] for each year from 2003 to 2012 revealed that the number of graduates of Canadian medical schools choosing to enter the residency match in the US (National Residency Matching Program) fell from 46 to 8. Depending on the regulations of the provincial colleges of physicians and surgeons, US doctors must either undergo a period of supervision (usually several months to a year) or complete the Medical Council of Canada exams, or both, to obtain a full license to practise in Canada. Inherent limitations of the AMA Physician Masterfile and in the cross-sectional design of our study may risk over-counting Canadian medical school graduates who train or practice in the United States and then return to Canada. Accessed 25 Nov 2016. Article  There are limitations in measuring migration patterns, especially for non-respondents and in the years closest to graduation from residency training. Buske L. Projections of Physician Supply in Canada. However, employment-related factors change frequently, says Freeman, who recommends a national health human resource plan be put in place “if we are to avoid the perceived shortages and surpluses that have been seen in the past few decades.”, The CMA endorses the need for a national planning tool. The AMA Masterfile aims to capture data on all physicians working in the United States, including name, demographics, origins, working addresses, type of practice, specialty type, location of medical school, and year of graduation. Privacy 2007;5(6):486–91. Dr. Stephen Petterson is Research Director of the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care in Washington, D.C. Mr. Sean Finnegan is Health GIS Research Manager at the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care in Washington, D.C. Dr. Andrew Bazemore is Director of the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care in Washington D.C. and Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Cincinnati. How many physicians are in the U.S.? AAMC Reporter. A study of the 1989 class of all Canadian medical graduates found that 11.2% had relocated outside Canada, principally in the US [34, 35]. However, the USA is on the number three position. We reviewed annual reports of the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS); the Canadian Post-MD Education Registry (CAPER); and the Canadian Collaborative Centre for Physician Resources (C3PR). 2013 Association of American Medical Colleges (ACMC); 2013. https://www.aamc.org/newsroom/newsreleases/335244/050213.html. 2001 47(7):1404. CMAJ. [17]. The circle game: understanding physician migration patterns within Canada. Freeman, T.R., Petterson, S., Finnegan, S. et al. Canadian Collaborative Centre for Physician Resources, Canadian Medical Association. Weighing the evidence for expanding physician supply. The emigration of Canadian trained physicians to the US was a steady fixture between 1970 and 1990. We believe that the evidence points to an underestimation of migration to the United States with a lag of 5 or more years. As both countries rely on IMGs to fill human resource gaps there are implications beyond North America. AAMC May 1, 2015. Accessed 25 Nov 2016. Accessed 25 Nov 2016. Must be graduate of foreign medical school registered with WHO. Others may emigrate seeking more career opportunities and higher remuneration. From perceived surplus to perceived shortage: what happened to Canada’s physician workforce in the 1990’s?. Atlantic Institute for Market Studies. Our immigration team is here to help you through this sometimes complicated process. http://publications.gc.ca/collections/Collection/CP32-85-2002E.pdf. The AMA Masterfile is available for purchase and its use is governed by a User-Customer Agreement. Because of the national and international implications of the emigration pattern of Canadian physicians we decided to re-examine what changes, if any, have taken place in these patterns in years subsequent to Phillips et al. https://secure.cihi.ca/estore/productSeries.htm?locale=en&pc=PCC499. During a time of economic stress, federal and provincial funding for health was cut and there were difficult negotiations over medical fee schedules between medical associations and provincial governments. Concerns were raised about access to basic medical care and long waiting lists for elective surgery. https://www.thestar.com/life/health_wellness/2014/04/27/ontario_doctors_get_new_president_start_tough_round_of_negotiations.html. Healthcare Manag Forum. “Canada’s physicians are highly mobile — you cannot plan for a single region effectively when there is so much mobility.”, Designed by Elegant Themes | Powered by WordPress, Photo credit: RiverNorthPhotography/iStock. Push factors were reduced though efforts at health care reform including improved physician incomes and increased hospital funding to reduce surgical wait times. Further, there is risk of undercounting physicians who have finished residency training but who are not yet counted in the physician workforce. This article offers an interesting data snapshot of Canadians in the United States. Google Scholar. The present study takes the first step in the recommendation that countries collaborate on cross border data collection for effective physician resource planning and to avoid the rapid changes seen here. In the early 1990s there was a marked increase in this emigration pattern especially with specialist physicians, but clearly evident with primary care physicians as well. Mullan F. The metrics of the physician brain drain. Accessed 17 Aug 2016. http://www.healthforceontario.ca/en/Home. Int J Health Policy Manag. As of March 2020, there were just over one million professionally active physicians in the United States. Decisions about health human resources are the most important and costly ones made by leaders in healthcare [1]. 2012;10(6):503–9. But it is not as simple as packing your bags and moving. The Canadian Institute for Health Information has been tracking doctors' destinations only since 1992. AAMC News Release. A study that compared all physicians who were certified in family medicine and who had been in practice for 8–10 years in 1993 and again in 1999 found that 6% had moved to the US in that time period [36]. The 1988 Canada-US Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and the 1993 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), combined with common standards makes movement of physicians across the Canada-US border relatively easy. Supply, Distribution and Migration of Canadian Physicians 2010. https://secure.cihi.ca/estore/productFamily.htm?pf=PFC1680&lang=en&media=0. Chan TB. More doctors immigrating to Canada from the United States It’s long been the assumption that Canadian doctors are jumping ship and heading to other countries like the United States to live and work. In the mid-1990s, the number of Canadian doctors leaving for the United States spiked at about 400 to 500 a year. Samuelson M, Tedeschi P, Aarendonk D, de la Cuesta C, Groenewegen P. Improving interprofessional collaboration in primary care: position paper of the European forum for primary care. Typically IMGs to Canada and the US have come from low and middle income nations creating physician shortages in donor countries [25], raising ethical concerns [26, 27]. Accessed 25 Nov 2016. World Health Organization Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel. http://caper.ca/~assets/pdf_1999-00_CAPER_Census.pdf and http://caper.ca/~assets/documents/pdf_2013-14_CAPER_Census.pdf. This rate increased markedly in the 1990s raising alarms in Canada about a ‘brain drain’ and possible exacerbation of an alleged shortage of physicians [17], though Chan [18] later estimated that it contributed only 3% to the ‘perceived’ physician shortage. This four decade retrospective found considerable variation in the migration pattern of CMGs to the US. The Canadian Post-MD Education Registry (CAPER) maintains data on all postgraduate medical residents and fellows and issues an annual census including practice locations up to two years after completion of training. Recruiters from the US were successful in attracting many Canadian graduates for practice and for specialty training. This is occurring in the context of an observed decline in interest in primary care physicians in that country. 2012;20(4):303–12. Looking at IMGs (not including Canadian medical graduates) providing direct patient care in the US shows a somewhat different picture (Fig. Health Force Ontario. When this happens, it is time to move to the United States! Article  This study was fully compliant with the terms of this agreement including data security. This analysis was undertaken to re-examine the issue of Canadian physician migration to the US. Altshuler J, Margolius D, Bodenheimer T, Grumbach K. Estimating panel size for primary care physicians with team-based task delegation. Canadian registration constraints. We reviewed annual reports of the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) which provides annual summaries of all medical graduates matched to Canadian postgraduate programs; the Canadian Post-MD Education Registry (CAPER) which captures data on postgraduate training and practice location following completion of training; and the Canadian Collaborative Centre for Physician Resources (C3PR) which provides statistical information on physician supply, migration and education in Canada. The AMA Masterfile is available for purchase and its use is governed by a User-Customer Agreement. Can Fam Phys. Canadian Post-MD Education Registry (CAPER) Annual Census of Post-MD Trainees 1999–2000 and 2013–2014. 2001 Canadian PostM.D. Canadian educated physicians may go the US for specialty training and then remain there to practice. These countries range from a high of Greece -- … By 2000, the number of CMGs in the US was lower than at any time since the 1970s. Of those Americans that move, 85% percent of them move within the same state, and 15% percent of them move … Dauphinee WD, Buske L. Medical workforce policy making in Canada, 1993–2003: reconnecting the disconnected. Those reasons include: Marriage. No individual identifiers were utilized. For primary care physicians and specialists there has been a rapid decline since 1995 to the point where emigration levels are negligible (Graph 1). statement and Marchildon GP. https://www.cma.ca/En/Pages/cma-physician-data-centre.aspx. This might include issues of governance and health services management including hospital policies, lack of career opportunities, lack of funding for service and research and restrictions on income. There are too many of some specialties and many doctors not retiring which leads to no open positions. We analyzed on a school by school basis, the contributions of individual Canadian medical schools to the US workforce. National Health Workforce Commission. MD Financial Management, Canadian Medical Association. Training Programs. According to the Canadian Medical Association’s Canadian Collaborative Centre for Physician Resources, the original exodus of doctors came as a result of signals from government “that doctors were not welcome in Canada.” This message was mirrored in cuts to medical school enrollment and reduced opportunities for international medical graduates (IMGs). The authors declare that they have no competing interests. 2002. http://www.aims.ca/books-papers/medicare-the-medical-brain-drain-and-human-resource-shortages-in-health-care/. The number of Canadian medical graduates practicing in direct patient care in the U.S. has dropped from a total of 8,162 in 2006 [17] to 6,709 in 2015 (Table 1) and few newer graduates are replacing them. Thousands of Canadian citizens move to the United States each year for employment opportunities, business, family, or lifestyle. This pattern peaked in 1995. Graduates of Canadian schools need only 1 year of postgraduate training. [file:///C:/Users/tfreeman/Downloads/visa_report%20(2).pdf. Accessed 17 Aug 2016. A Word from the President: Why Preservering GME is Critical to America's Health. Barer ML, Stoddart GL. Due to a perceived surplus of physicians in Canada, governments undertook policies to reduce medical school enrolment slots and the number of IMGs practicing in the country. Further, there has been a 36% drop in non-immigrant visas in the two years following September 11, 2001 [38]. Petterson SM, Liaw WR, Phillips Jr RL, Rabin DC, Meyers DS, Bazemore AW. 2013. The data used in this study were derived from publicly available sources. Both Canada and the US are signatories to the World Health Organization Global Code on International Recruitment of Health Personnel [28] which stipulates that member nations “…should strive, to the extent possible, to create a sustainable health workforce and work towards establishing effective health workforce planning, education and training, and retention strategies that will reduce their need to recruit migrant health personnel.” [Article 3.6]. The only way to confirm if you have COVID-19 is, of course, through a laboratory test.This means that if a Canadian has … Health Aff. CAS  According to 2013 OECD health statistics, at 2.4 practicing doctors per 1,000 people, Canada ranks 28th out of 34 OECD countries. At the same time as the number of US medical graduates has increased, their interest in primary care specialties has declined as shown in Fig. Earlier this year, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a ban on 1,500 kinds of assault-style weapons , making it … These might include opportunities for further training, better living conditions, greater financial rewards, availability of practice positions and political and economic stability. Over the past four decades there has been considerable fluctuation in the emigration pattern of Canadian trained physicians to the US with an unprecedented decline since 1995. Ottawa: Canadian Institute for Health Information; 2002. Total health spending per capita in the United States, adjusted for differences in purchasing power, is 87 percent more than in Canada ($7,290 compared to $3,895 per year). TRF was supported as a Visiting Scholar at the Robert Graham Center. The study, “Shifting tides in the emigration patterns of Canadian physicians to the United States: a cross-sectional secondary data analysis” published online by BMC Health Services Research, found that only 27 CMGs who graduated between 2009 and 2011 appear in the 2015 AMA Physician Masterfile. Even before these measures were put in place, there were widespread reports of shortages in rural and small towns in Canada and by the 1990s, this became an issue in urban areas as well [13]. Increased activities of US 390 recruiters in Canada continue to be of concern [51, 52]. Pull factors are those that are perceived as making another country a more attractive place to practice and live. This study supports the need for medical human resource planning to assume a long-term view taking into account national and international trends to avoid the rapid changes that were observed. 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