Roadmap for ITMDs: Evidence-based Study

Creating a Roadmap for Internationally Trained Medical Doctors (ITMDs) to Transition into Non-Licensed Health Sector Employment: An evidence-based study identifying alternative career pathways for ITMDs

Project Objective

This study aims to develop an understanding of the skills, competencies, barriers, and opportunities relevant to ITMDs seeking employment in the non-licensed health care sector.

Study Methods

Online surveys, one-on-one interviews, and focus groups will be carried out with applicants, students, and graduates of the Internationally Trained Medical Doctors (ITMD) Bridging Program, as well as stakeholders including subject matter experts and employers in the health care sector. Content analysis will also be conducted of existing evaluation documents.

Expected Outcome

A roadmap will be developed that highlights alternative career pathways for ITMDs which will facilitate their transition to non-licensed health care employment.

For more information, please contact Dr. Shafi Bhuiyan, MBBS, MPH, MBA, PhD, Program Manager, Internationally Trained Medical Doctors (ITMD) Bridging Program, at 416.979.5000, ext. 6698, by fax at 416.979.5286, or by email at shafi.bhuiyan@ryerson.ca.

This research project is funded by:

Government of Ontario