Annual Report 2015 - Page 8

registering In 2015, we issued 4,831 certificates of registration, surpassing the previous year’s record total by 164. Total Issuance 4,900 4,800 4,700 4,600 4,500 4,400 4,300 4,200 4,100 4,000 3,900 3.5% Total Issuance by Source of Medical Degree 4,831 4,667 International: 39% 1,868 1,759 Ontario: 36% Other Canada: 22% 1,067 USA: 3% 137 2014 2015 For 12 consecutive years, more certificates were issued to international medical graduates (IMGs) than to Ontario graduates. Of the 4,831 certificates granted, 2,015 were practice certificates, and 2,816 were postgraduate education certificates, the highest numbers issued in the CPSO’s history. Practice Certificates 2,020 5% 2,000 2,015 Postgraduate Education Certificates 2,850 2,800 1,980 2,750 1,960 2,700 1,940 2,650 1,920 1,912 2,816 2,755 2,600 1,900 2,550 1,880 2,500 1,860 2014 2% 2015 2,450 2014 2015 Practice certificates include all classes of registration, except the postgraduate education class. Of the 2,015 practice certificates issued, 80% (1,615) were independent practice certificates, the highest issuance since 1985. This is the class of certificate normally obtained after physicians complete postgraduate training and is held throughout their professional career. 8 COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS OF ONTARIO