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Canadians studying medicine abroad out of luck

Survey shows that there are not enough residencies for students wishing to return to Canada

About 90 per cent of Canadian medical students studying abroad would prefer to return to Canada for their residency, but their might not be any spaces available, according to a new survey from the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS).  “This year I have 628 Canadians studying abroad in this match. The number of positions available for entry-level training is going to be around 400 positions. In addition we have 1,800 immigrant medical students who want to come to Canada. There definitely will be Canadian students who will not get back into Canada,” CaRMS CEO Sandra Banner told the CBC. There are approximately 3,500 Canadians attending medical schools in the Caribbean, Ireland and other parts of Europe.

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