So, you want to be a doctor? Facing a job crunch, Canadian Medical Association updates profiles of specialties
Urologists, critical care specialists, gastroenterologists, ophthalmologists, orthopedic surgeons and general surgeons, and doctors from other sub-specialties were among those who said they were unemployed. The report’s authors said there were three main drivers: More physicians competing for fewer resources such as operating rooms and hospital beds at the same time that relatively weak stock market performance meant many specialists were delaying their retirement. Slower job growth for specialists as the health-care system in some cases substitutes other health professionals such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants for physicians. Established specialists may also be reluctant to share resources such as operating room time. Lack of adequate career counselling and personal choices about type and location of practice when new graduates have family responsibilities (spousal employment, caring for children or elderly parents) that make it harder to move to job opportunities. Half of respondents in 2012 said they hadn’t received any careercounselling. Dr. Christine Herman is a recently trained cardiac surgeon. She is like about 31 per cent of new specialists who said they chose not to enter the job market but instead pursued more training, which they hoped would make them more employable. Herman said medical schools and the provinces and territories need to do a better job of workforce planning. “I think that the training programs aren’t in sync with the needs that are out there,” Herman said. “Long-term planning, committee planning for job availability is needed.” Steven Lewis, a health policy consultant based in Saskatchewan who was not involved in the study, thinks the situation willworsen. “I think that there is no question that … almost doubling medical school enrolments since the late 1990s combined with easier paths to licensure for international medical grads was the wrong thing to do.
The profiles include special skills required, average number of hours worked per week, including on-call hours, satisfactionAwith work/life balance and average expected income. Here are some extracts: Want to be an emergency doctor? This high-pressure, fast-paced job requires Aaphysical and emotional toughness, confidence, composurea and an ability ato treat patients of all ages and a nearly infinite variety of conditions and degrees of illnessa aAoften before even being sure of the diagnosis. Gross take home pay? An average of $325,103. Anesthesiology requires an aability to perform under pressure, to think quickly in stressful situations, to use your hands and to work in a team.a Anesthesiologists work in operating rooms, intensive care units, maternity wards and pain clinics. In 2011/12, they grossed, on average, $338,355. The revised specialtyAprofilesAcome on the heels of an unprecedented Ajob crunch in a growing number of specialties. AAccording to a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada employment survey in 2013, 16 per cent of newAspecialists and sub-specialists reported being unable to secure employment, compared to 7.1 per cent of all Canadians. Itas a situation once unheard of, says Dr. Louis Hugo Francescutti, president of the CMA. Several factors are driving the unemployment and under-employment rate among doctors. New doctors are competing for fewer resources, the college says. Hospitals are cutting beds and operating room time.
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