"Some of them are driving cabs because they don't pass the level of standard in Canada... just because we need more doctors doesn't mean we should lower our standards."I've always had my doubts about this latter day urban myth. Now someone in the know is finally, despite the politically correct paralysis gripping the nation, speaking up...
"Nobody ever talks about them being underqualified... the problem is not that we're not getting them into the system; the problem is they're flopping out."
The failure rate for first-time IMGs between 2000 and 2005 was another 40 per cent.Something to think about, the next time your "progressive" friends start jawing about Canada's "racist" ways.
What does that leave? "Not a lot," Lee said. "The number's not huge."
When pressed, Lee refuses to divulge the final number of foreign-trained doctors who actually make it through the funnelling system which weeds out those who can't hack it.
"I don't publish that mother of all stats," he said.
By contrast, Canadian students pass the exams at about a 97-per-cent rate, Lee said.
h/t -- Matt --