According to a report published by the Royal Bank of Canada, Canada will be short of about 44,000 physicians by 2028, with the primary area of the deficit being that of family doctors. Keeping in mind the increase in population, burnout in the medical field and retirement age, medical colleges in Canada need to train another 30,000 physicians to maintain the average number of doctors per population.
This turns the spotlight and the responsibility onto the medical colleges in Canada for bridging this gap. Does it make Canada more welcoming of international students wanting to pursue medicine? Yes! Does it make the course any less competitive and watered down? Not a chance.