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  1. I think it's disingenuous for them to say that the changes won't impact residents... it absolutely will. It will impact your ability to find jobs in the future, especially in a 2-year program like family medicine. Residency is a time to build connections, perhaps for some even to settle down. The uncertainty of not knowing if there will be a job for you in the place you've trained is really disheartening. I don't know if you've been following this, but since last week, there's been a new tentative agreement between AMA and the Alberta government (https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/
  2. Yes, we are. As a resident, in our PARA agreement, we get roughly $150 every month. I'm not 100% sure about reimbursement for CMPA fees for staff though. I do recall hearing many stories (some on the news) over the last year where some rural town in Alberta does not have enough doctors to cover emerg/OBGYN/surgery/other services because of all the doctors leaving.
  3. I'm a resident in a training program in Alberta. The political situation is not looking so hot right now, and I wanted to share some information that I want you all to be aware of when interviewing here and when making your rank order lists. First of all, there is Bill 21, which allows the Ministry of Health to restrict prac ID / billing numbers as of April next year. It allows the government to restrict new doctors to only work in certain regions of the province. For instance, if the government deems there to not be a need for your given specialty in an urban area, they may decide not t
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