Annual Report 2016 - Page 8

REGISTERING In 2016, we issued 4,926 certificates of registration, surpassing the previous year’s record total by 95. Total Issuance 4,900 4,800 4,831 2% 4,926 Total Issuance by Source of Medical Degree 4,700 4,600 1,722 1,971 International (40%) 4,500 4,400 Ontario (35%) 4,300 1,137 4,200 Other Canada (23%) 4,100 96 4,000 3,900 USA (2%) 2016 2015 For 13 consecutive years, more certificates were issued to international medical graduates (IMGs) than to Ontario graduates. Of the 4,926 certificates granted, 1,977 were “practice” certificates, which almost matched last year’s record total. We issued 2,949 “postgraduate education” certificates, the highest number issued in the CPSO’s history. Practice Certificates 2,020 2,000 2,015 2% Postgraduate Education Certificates 2,950 1,977 2,900 1,980 2,850 1,960 2,800 1,940 2,750 1,920 2,700 1,900 2,650 1,880 2,600 1,860 2015 2016 5% 2,550 2,949 2,816 2015 2016 Practice certificates include all classes of registration, except the postgraduate education class. Of the 1,977 practice certificates issued, 81% (1,593) were independent practice certificates. 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