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Canada waives examination rules for foreign cancer specialists

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7271.1243 (Published 18 November 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1243

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  1. David Spurgeon
  1. Ontario

    Canadian provinces are so short of oncologists that some are asking regulatory bodies to allow foreign trained specialists to treat cancer patients without first having to pass Canadian specialist examinations. The province of Saskatchewan has already been granted permission to waive the normal procedures in this way.

    An estimated 126 radiation and medical oncologists are needed in Canada, according to a report by Dr Andrew Padmos, head of the Cancer Care Program …

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