Saskatchewan continues to make progress in keeping more locally-trained family medicine graduates in the province. The overall retention rate of local family medicine grads has jumped by 17 per cent over the past three years from 58 per cent to 75 per cent.
In addition, more international medical graduates are practicing in Saskatchewan thanks to the Saskatchewan International Physician Practice Assessment program that was introduced by our government. More than 190 new family physicians have completed the assessment and are currently practicing in the province.
Thanks to increased investments by our government in both homegrown and internationally trained doctors, we now have nearly 650 more physicians practicing today than we did nine years ago.