Medical Graduates Per 100,000 Population (2017): 7.7
Nursing Graduates Per 100,000 Population (2017): 52.5
Percent Share of Foreign-Trained Doctors (2017): 24.6%
Percent Share of Foreign-Trained Nurses (2017): 8.1%
(Note: According to OECD, “Medical graduates are defined as students who have graduated from medical schools in a given year.”)
Source: OECD (2019), Health at a Glance 2019: OECD Indicators, OECD Publishing, Paris, https://doi.org/10.1787/4dd50c09-en.
“The total cost of medical education in Canada may exceed $100,000, if education-related and non-education related expenses are taken into consideration. See Costs and Funding: How much is tuition at a Canadian medical school? of the fees in Canadian Faculties of Medicine.
“According to AFMC Graduation Questionnaire 82.5% of Canadian medical graduates reported debt directly related to their medical education1.
“Canadian medical graduates reported an average debt of $84,172 for medical school expenses and $80,516 of non-education related debt2.
“Most learners accumulate debt while they are in medical school and pay it off over several years after they have completed their training and entered the workforce.
“Non-education related debt: Debt related to credit cards, car loans, mortgages, and loans for elective and residency interview expenses.
“medical school expenses: related to tuition, books, accommodation and other school-related expenses.
“Association of American Medical Colleges 2018. Canadian Medical School Graduation Questionnaire – 2018 All Schools Summary Report, AAMC: Washington, DC, 46 p.
“Statistics Canada 2018/19. Undergraduate tuition fees for full-time Canadian students, by discipline, by province (Canada).AFMC Graduation Questionnaire (GQ)“
Source: “Q3c: What will it cost to become a doctor?” Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada. From the web at https://afmc.ca/en/node/248, last accessed March 5, 2020.
“According to Statistics Canada, the average cost of medical school tuition in Ontario is $25,541 per year, almost twice as high as the Canadian average of $14,444.”
Source: “Medical students protest steadily rising tuition fees, by Caroline Mercer, CMAJ News, September 12, 2018.
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