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 were 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 was also conducted of existing evaluation documents.

Study Summary Report

A roadmap (PDF) was developed highlighting 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