Re: One country, too many licensing bodies

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Re: One country, too many licensing bodies (Letter to editor, Canadian Medical Association Journal)

Written: July 25, 2006

I agree with the points raised by Stephen Sullivan in his letter published in CMAJ (CMAJ 2006; 175: 62).

I raised the same point 26 years ago in a letter to CMAJ (CMAJ, Vol. 132, May 15, 1985) where I expressed frustration experienced by foreign medical graduates (now called international medical graduates)when it came to dealing with numerous licensing bodies with selective and restrictive criteria to control the flow of doctors in their province.

Not much has changed in the last 26 years. I don’t think much is going to change in the next 26 years. I feel if a doctor has LMCC and one year of internship then he or she should be able to practice anywhere in Cananda.

Noorali Bharwani, FRCSC, FACS, General Surgeon, Medicine Hat, Alberta

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