An estimated 30,000 Kamloopsians don’t have a family doctor, although only about one-half of them are looking if national averages apply.
Something doesn’t add up. Why can’t Canadians find a doctor if there is a surplus? It’s complicated.
First, recent graduates of medical schools can’t find the residency they want. Without a residency, they will never become doctors.
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