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Friday, July 26, 2019

Is there a doctor in the house?

Barrie | by Ian MacLennan  

RVH welcomes new family medicine doctors to residency program.

Is there a doctor in the house?

The odds have improved after nine new residents began their two years of training in the Family Medicine Teaching Unit at Barrie's Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre.

Since the program began in 2009,  70 family medicine residents have trained at RVH,  with 37 staying in the region to set up their own practices,  providing temporary coverage for area physicians or working in the hospital's emergency department.

CEO Janice Skot says by setting up their own practices,  these doctors have helped meet some of the demand for family physicians.

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