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Canadian provinces want to cut tests to meet doctor shortage

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 04 September 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:594
  1. David Spurgeon
  1. Quebec

    A serious shortage of doctors is causing some Canadian provinces to try to persuade their medical licensing authorities to waive traditional competency tests. Their action was criticised by the new president of the Canadian Medical Association, Dr Hugh Scully, as “a short- sighted way” …

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