Province adds 16 rural physicians from SIPPA program

The Saskatchewan International Physician Practice Assessment (SIPPA) program in June had 16 graduates begin practricing in rural Saskatchewan this summer. The province said there are 283 internationally trained family physicians assessed through SIPPA, with 77 per cent of those establishing practice in rural communities.

The program assesses physicians three times a year, with an annual capacity of approximately 45 physicians.

Rural and remote health minister Tim McLeod congratulated the latest cohort on completing the program and wished them the best as they embark on this new chapter.

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