CBC News: Now recruiting – Nova Scotia starts testing foreign-trained family doctors

By Carolyn Ray, CBC News, 8 February 2019.
Nova Scotia has reopened its doors to family physicians trained in other countries in a move that could help cut down on the province’s lengthy wait list for a doctor. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia has begun to screen applications for a long-awaited program that will allow foreign-trained doctors to prove they possess the clinical skills and knowledge to work in the province.

“I’m excited,” said Dr. Fiona Bergin, clinical director of the Nova Scotia Practice Ready Assessment Program, which is being run by Dalhousie University in Halifax.

“I’m very hopeful that we’ll be able to contribute to the need for family physicians in the province.”

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Internationally Educated Nurses gain hands on experience at NSCC Nursing Lab

Seventeen Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) attended a full-day health assessment workshop as part of ISANS’ IEN Orientation Program that took place at Nova Scotia Community College – Ivany Campus Nursing Lab on Friday, May 4, 2018. The workshop had IENs practice clinical assessments on simulated mannequins and work on case studies which they presented at…

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