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Old Feb 11th 2013, 10:47 pm   #31
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thanks snoopdawg!

Just wanted to see if there was any current/recent experience with this prior to contacting healthmatch...
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Old Feb 11th 2013, 11:03 pm   #32
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I have made extensive use of Healthmatch BC. I can say they are very helpful but the CPSBC is rigid with it's requirements. Be patient (I would allow at least a year). I managed to get exempted from MCCEE by having the correct rotations and MRCGP (which as a newly qualifying GP you should get anyway in conjunction with your CCT). The CPSBC's take is that since MRCGP holders are eligible for CCFP registration by virtue of recognition of training (called the ARC pathway), this is one way that the Medical Council of Canada will give MCCEE exemption. As far as I am aware, no other province will allow this (Alberta and SK insist upon MCCEE).

You should be able to make up the missing rotation but you MUST have it otherwise they will refuse registration. When my deanery gave me a letter, they omitted the word 'Obstetrics' from my O&G rotation and the college insisted on full and correct terminology to accept I had done my four months of O&G - so I had to get it re-typed.

As an example, of timescales, I applied in late 2011 and I am starting in a few weeks! It took even longer than I thought. Also be aware that the process of document verification with the PCRC is painfully slow - I would suggest getting started early. Good luck!
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Old Feb 12th 2013, 3:54 pm   #33
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thanks medix!
Was it the immigration and PCRC process that took the longest?
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Yes, definitely. Once Healthmatch makes contact with the College, they are pretty quick at turning around your eligibility review and letting you know if you meet their requirements.

The slowest part is the interaction with Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). PCRC themselves are reasonable in that you have to physically mail them all your paperwork, but in my case, some of the institutions (especially the deanery) took forever to acknowledge the authenticity of their own documents. Some of my documents sat on 'In Progress' for months until I hunted down the right people to check their mail to ensure they had actually acted upon the request!
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hi
I am a UK trained GP and my husband is a Psychiatrist.We are hoping to get work in Canada and emigrate in the next 2 years. This thread has been very useful but just wondered if there is any one area we ought to concentrate where more chances of both of us getting jobs. We were thinking BC/Alberta. Any advice appreciated..
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Also if anyone knows about the 89 day locum programme in Alberta??
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Have a look at a blog below
http://gpincanada.tumblr.com/post/54...ocum-programme
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email the coordinator direct at <snip>

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Apologies christmasoompa
I should have thought
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No problem. Mgpant can PM you for the email address if s/he wishes.

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If anyone is interested I have contacts for physician recruitment in Kingston Ontario and Brockville Ontario, please PM me and I will gladly pass info on.
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thanks for your replies Segs,christmasoompa and shelley748, will sent a pm to you
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Great forum and great people ..could I pick brains please???
I am qualified as GP in UK 4 last 2yrs.
I got CCT n MRCGP
Started process with health match BC.

I have been asked to do clinical attachments of 4weeks psych
And 8weeks of O&G.!!!!
My rotations are
Oncology
Peads
Care of elderly / gen medicine
GP registrar
I done A&E for 7 years ,4 years of senior clinical fellow(registrar)

Is a letter from A&E consultant or my GP trainer enough - if they say I am competent in O&G and Psychs

Thanks in advance
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Old Sep 1st 2013, 9:31 pm   #44
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Yes I think such letters should do; but check with the health match consultants
We abandonned BC for Ontario [ healthforce ontario] cause they [BC] wanted my GP husband to do a peads attachment

Ask health match direct they're v helpful
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Thanks a lot seg..
how is his health match with Ontario going on?
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