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Broken down by gender, there was a net gain of 173 female doctors and 73 male doctors. The increasing number of doctors remains consistent with the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) five-year history of registration statistics.
“This report shows that doctors continue to choose to live and practise in Alberta in impressive numbers – and for good reason. Alberta pays more than any other province, has lower taxes, and now has the most attractive compensation package available for rural and remote doctors in Canada.”
- In the July to September third quarter, there was an inflow of 294 and an outflow of 47, leaving a net gain of 247 doctors.
- Out of the 294 doctors recorded under inflow:
- Nine returned to Alberta
- 142 are newly licensed doctors who were trained in Alberta
- 139 are newly licensed in Alberta, but were not trained in Alberta in the last year
- Four are doctors who had their names reinstated
- Out of the 47 doctors recorded under outflow:
- 13 left Alberta
- Four gave up their licence
- Five were suspended or had their licence removed
- Three are deceased
- 22 retired