“The bill proposes that after April 2022, new doctors in the province will be required to obtain practice permits from the government upon completion of residency training. These permits could restrict new doctors to work only in certain regions and could also limit the type of care they provide, for example, by requiring a specific ratio of community care to hospital services.
‘The language is vague and that’s giving a lot of residents anxiety,’ says Dr. Franco Rizzuti, president of the Professional Association of Resident Physicians of Alberta (PARA).
Medical trainees worry that they could complete a residency in a city and then be forced to work several hours away in a remote location, despite lacking experience in rural environments.”
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