CHHRN Webinar: Unemployed Physicians in Canada: Who are they and why is this happening?


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Unemployed Physicians in Canada: Who are they and why is this happening?
Date: February 11th 2015
Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm (EST)
Brief Description:
Despite interminable patient wait lists, there have been growing signs that some newly minted physicians and surgeons in Canada can’t find work. To go beyond anecdotes and periodic articles in the lay press and academic journals, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada mounted a longitudinal study in 2011 examining the breadth of this new phenomenon and underlying causes. As the national certifying body for medical and surgical specialists in Canada, the Royal College is uniquely positioned to follow the employment status of new specialists. The report issued in October 2013 provided the first comprehensive picture and generated much media attention. This CHHRN Webinar and Fireside Chat will give participants the opportunity to gain additional insights about the 2013 findings and ongoing research results.
Danielle Fréchette: Mrs. Danielle Fréchette is Executive Director of the Office of Health Systems Innovation and External Relations at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. With more than 25 years experience in the field of social policy, she has supported the development of the Royal College’s health policy and governance functions since the early 1990s. 

Mrs. Fréchette graduated from the University of Ottawa in both Arts and Communications, following which she obtained a Masters in Public Administration from Queen’s University. Her governance-related interests center on innovations that optimize decision-making and accountability. Her health policy-related research interests focus on numerous aspects of human resources for health, and health care system effectiveness and efficiency.

Mrs. Fréchette is involved in a number of collaborative initiatives such as technical co-lead of the National Physician Survey, Canada’s largest census survey of physicians in training and in practice and the International Health Workforce Collaborative on which she serves as the Canadian lead. She also participates in advisory and other capacities on various projects and committees.
Who should attend:
Workforce policy makers, planners and decision makers; medical students; researchers and research assistants.
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Health Canadacihr logo1This initiative has been generously funded by grants from Health Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of the funders.