Media Advisory - The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

TORONTO, April 19 /CNW/ - The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario will release a report of its 2009 registration statistics on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at 9:00 a.m.

Each year, we track the total number of licences issued by class of certificate of registration and source of medical degree. These results are reported annually to show year-over-year changes and significant trends over time.

    Highlights from Registering Success 2009:
    -   In 2009, the CPSO issued 3,638 certificates of registration - our
        highest ever annual total.
    -   The 2009 total surpassed the record-breaking number issued in 2008 by
        171 certificates (5%).
    -   The total number of certificates issued in the past decade has
        increased by 42% over the 1990s (8,352 more certificates were issued
        in the 2000s).
    -   The total number of certificates issued to international medical
        graduates (IMGs) in the past decade exceeded the total issued to
        Ontario graduates. In the 1990s, 5,013 certificates were issued to
        IMGs. In the 2000s, this number increased by 5,969 certificates to
        10,982 - a 119% increase.
    -   Of the 3,638 certificates of registration issued, 1,563 were practice
        certificates (2,075 were postgraduate education certificates).
    -   Last year's issuance of 1,563 practice certificates was the highest
        number of practice certificates issued since 1985.
    -   From 2000 to 2008, the total number of physicians in active practice
        in Ontario, excluding postgraduate education certificate holders,
        rose from 20,370 to 23,767. This is an increase of 3,397 physicians
        in active practice (17%).

Registering Success 2009 will be available on the College website at under What's New.

Dr. Jack Mandel, CPSO President, will be available for interviews.

SOURCE College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

For further information: For further information: or to arrange an interview, please contact: Kathryn Clarke, (416) 967-2600 ext. 378

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