Canada urgently needs more doctors. To alleviate the problem, the healthcare system relies on doctors from other countries. And it does this in no small numbers.
Nearly a quarter of Canadian doctors were trained abroad, many from developing countries. This has led to the criticism that Canada is ‘poaching’ doctors from poor countries.
Monica Tanaka examines how the movement of doctors from rich to poor countries could cause a ‘brain drain’ in the developing world. She looks at the issue through the eyes of two foreign-trained doctors who are studying and working in Canada.[audio:http://www.thethunderbird.ca/html/wp-content/themes/revolution_news-20/audio/doctors.mp3]