MRC des Collines shut out in Outaouais doctor postings

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by admin on February 24, 2011

Twelve new medical specialist postings have opened in the Outaouais region, with none listed in the MRC des Collines region.

Among the new postings, Outaouais will have two new cardiologist spots available, six psychiatrists and three anesthesiologists.

Health Minister Yves Bolduc announced 237 new doctor postings province wide Feb. 17.

Over half the postings are allocated to the Montreal region. According to Bolduc, it has the highest rate of growth in the province.

There are already 530 postings available, bringing the total number up to 740.

Since 1999, the province has seen a growing number of medical students in the province, creating many new residency spots, but few additional work postings.

To see a complete list of the new postings, visit www.msss.gouv.qc.ca.