Category: doctor shortage

Newly Graduated Doctors Who Work in Rural Canada Offered 50 Percent Off Student Loan Balances

Employment Canada will forgive 50 percent of new medical school graduates’ Canada Student Loans, up to $60,000, if they agree to stay working in Canada. According to a Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement dated June 24, the loan forgiveness will cost the federal government $3.2 million a year, but is necessary to staff rural areas of…

Costs for Australian Locum Doctors Skyrocket Due to Shortage

Doctors on short-term locum contracts are being paid “desperation money” as the Queensland state government grapples with a chronic doctor shortage. According to the Courier Mail, tax-payer-funded pay packages worth $1 million per year have been offered to fly-in locum doctors as some hospitals have operated without a doctor, and patients have been turned away….