Some internationally trained doctors can apply for 30-day Ontario licence to fight COVID-19

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Date Published: April 3, 2020

Source: CBC

The provincial regulatory college for physicians, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO), has begun issuing new short-term supervised licences for certain internationally trained physicians. These licenses were first issued mid-March and are valid for a 30-day period with the possibility of extension for an additional 30 days. The criteria for approval require graduation from an accredited school within Canada, US, or the World Directory of Medical Schools, recently practicing medicine or passing the national licensing exam, and securing a supervisor within a public hospital, psychiatric facility or Crown agency. Other jurisdictions such as British Columbia and New York State have created similar opportunities for internationally-trained healthcare workers to apply for supervised licenses to diminish the growing strain on the healthcare system. 

Read the full article here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/internationally-trained-doctors-covid-19-1.5519881

Summary by: Helen Genis