Yukon Limited Licence Requirements for Family Physicians
There is currently a need for family physicians in the Yukon that cannot be met by physicians with a full, unrestricted licence.
To be considered for a Limited Family Practice Licence, the following criteria must be met:
The applicant must:
- have graduated from a recognized medical school;
- have achieved at least a pass standing on Part I of the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination [QE1];
- have completed at least two years of post-graduate training and be licensed as a physician in a jurisdiction outside Canada.
In addition, the applicant must show that he or she:
- is a citizen of Canada or is legally entitled to live in Canada;
- is reasonably able to speak, read and write in either French or English;
- is in good standing with the medical profession of any place where they have previously practised medicine;
- is of good character and is fit and competent to practise medicine;
- is not subject to pending criminal charges that are relevant to the practise of medicine; and
- is registered with the Physician Credentials Registry of Canada.
Applicants who meet the criteria listed above may be considered by the Department of Health and Social Services for placement in a practice assessment program, which is a mandatory requirement for a Limited Family Practice Licence. Refer to International Medical Graduates on the website for additional information.
*Spaces in the program are limited, and not all applicants will be chosen to participate.
Important: Physicians applying must first have their medical credentials source-verified. Please apply at: http://physiciansapply.ca/services/source-verification/
Applicants who have satisfactorily completed the practice assessment program must have a job offer from the Department of Health and Social Services.
Yukon Medical Council - www.yukonmedicalcouncil.ca