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Welcome Collaborative

The Welcome Collaborative is designed to support physicians who have trained outside of Canada, have been issued a licence, and are new to practising in Nova Scotia. It is an orientation program aimed to help physicians to successfully integrate into the healthcare system.

The orientation program includes representatives from:

  • College of Physicians & Surgeons of Nova Scotia;
  • Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS);
  • Doctors Nova Scotia;
  • Nova Scotia Health;
  • Nova Scotia Prescription Monitoring Program;
  • Nova Scotia Medical Services Insurance (MSI);
  • Canadian Medical Protective Association;
  • Office of Health Care Professional Recruitment (OHPR);
  • Dalhousie Medicine Continuing Professional Development and Medical Education (CPDME); and
  • Placemaking 4G (P4G).

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The Welcome Collaborative is a program of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia and is funded by the Government of Nova Scotia.

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