National IMG database: Tracking the acquisition of Canada credentials and access to practice: Preliminary report
The National IMG Database is one of the six recommendations from the Report of the Task Force on Licensure of International Medical Graduates, February 2004. The task force was created by the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Advisory Committee on Health Delivery and Human Resources.
The IMG database meets the following 4 objective:
1) determine the number of unique IMG's in Canada who have engaged with the Canadian evaluation/licensureagencies for the purpose of attaining a licence to practise medicine in Canada
2) determine the flow of physicians throught the assessment, educational processes and assess potential blockages of the flow
3)determine correlates of acheivement of licensure and entry to post-MD training
4)described the IMG workforce as part of the Canadian and regional physician workforce
Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada and Canadian Post-M.D.Education Registry