The policy in New Brunswick leads the way in Canada as it relates to Licensing for both Canadian and especially International Medical Graduates. They do this by avoiding unneccessary hurdles that really make it difficult if not impossible for physicians to work in Canada. A prime example is their credential verification process. They do not require that physicians have credentials verified by PhysiciansApply. This is especially important when it comes to international medical graduates. Most, if not all provinces in Canada require credential verification but it may be unneccesary if a physician is U.S. board certified, or on the speciaists registry in Australia, New Zealand, Soouth Africa, Ireland and the U.K. Because physicians such as these already have gone through very secure regulatory bodies and probably gone through the ECFMG process, it duplicates the need to have physicans reverify their medical documents. And to shed more light on this issue, it becomes problematic for physicians trying to get documents like medical degrees, transcripts, ect. source verified from India Pakistan, and various middle eastern countries. The medical institutions are not forthcoming, often times for geo-political reasons. Hence, a roadblock is set up with a physician who is required to goo through physiciansapply; docuemts cannot be authenticated and the physician is unable to work in the province that requires them to folow this process. So, we can see that by New Brunswick avoiding this policy of going through physiciansapply they expedite the process and make it easier – without compromising safety I might add – for physicians to work in various towns and cites in New Brunswick. A prime example was most recently a physician from New Zealand choose to work in New Brunswick verses Newfoundland to avoid the expennse, time and process of physicians apply.
The licensing health boards in Canada from coast to coast would be better off if they avoided unneeded duplication of credentials, better serving the interest of the general public – those who require the services of a medical doctor. We at PhysicianJobsCanada.com strive daily to serve the global physician community . Our committment is to do that into 2016. It’s been an exciting and challenging year – and we look forward to the year ahead with great optimisim.