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jem1 Feb 11th 2013 10:47 pm

re: Chat for and with Canadian Family Practitioners/ex UK General Practitioners
 
thanks snoopdawg!

Just wanted to see if there was any current/recent experience with this prior to contacting healthmatch...

Medix Feb 11th 2013 11:03 pm

re: Chat for and with Canadian Family Practitioners/ex UK General Practitioners
 
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!

jem1 Feb 12th 2013 3:54 pm

re: Chat for and with Canadian Family Practitioners/ex UK General Practitioners
 
thanks medix!
Was it the immigration and PCRC process that took the longest?

Medix Feb 12th 2013 6:12 pm

re: Chat for and with Canadian Family Practitioners/ex UK General Practitioners
 
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!

mgpant Jul 2nd 2013 1:45 pm

re: Chat for and with Canadian Family Practitioners/ex UK General Practitioners
 
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..
thanks

mgpant Jul 2nd 2013 1:45 pm

re: Chat for and with Canadian Family Practitioners/ex UK General Practitioners
 
Also if anyone knows about the 89 day locum programme in Alberta??

segs Jul 2nd 2013 2:21 pm

re: Chat for and with Canadian Family Practitioners/ex UK General Practitioners
 
Have a look at a blog below
http://gpincanada.tumblr.com/post/54...ocum-programme
or

email the coordinator direct at <snip>

segs Jul 2nd 2013 2:22 pm

re: Chat for and with Canadian Family Practitioners/ex UK General Practitioners
 
You can also PM me if you'd like

segs Jul 2nd 2013 5:41 pm

re: Chat for and with Canadian Family Practitioners/ex UK General Practitioners
 
Apologies christmasoompa
I should have thought

christmasoompa Jul 2nd 2013 5:42 pm

re: Chat for and with Canadian Family Practitioners/ex UK General Practitioners
 

Originally Posted by segs (Post 10781648)
Apologies christmasoompa
I should have thought

No problem. Mgpant can PM you for the email address if s/he wishes.

:)

shelley748 Jul 3rd 2013 1:16 am

re: Chat for and with Canadian Family Practitioners/ex UK General Practitioners
 
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.

mgpant Jul 3rd 2013 9:11 am

re: Chat for and with Canadian Family Practitioners/ex UK General Practitioners
 
thanks for your replies Segs,christmasoompa and shelley748, will sent a pm to you

sidds29 Sep 1st 2013 1:58 pm

re: Chat for and with Canadian Family Practitioners/ex UK General Practitioners
 
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 :fingerscrossed:

Thanks in advance

segs Sep 1st 2013 9:31 pm

re: Chat for and with Canadian Family Practitioners/ex UK General Practitioners
 
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

sidds29 Sep 1st 2013 11:48 pm

re: Chat for and with Canadian Family Practitioners/ex UK General Practitioners
 
Thanks a lot seg..
how is his health match with Ontario going on?


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