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Obstetric medical care in Canada.

TitleObstetric medical care in Canada.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsMagee, LA, Côté, A-M, Joseph, G, Firoz, T, Sia, W
JournalObstet Med
Volume9
Issue3
Pagination117-9
Date Published2016 Sep
ISSN1753-495X
Abstract

Obstetric medicine is a growing area of interest within internal medicine in Canada. Canadians continue to travel broadly to obtain relevant training, particularly in the United Kingdom. However, there is now a sufficient body of expertise in Canada that a cadre of 'home-grown' obstetric internists is emerging and staying within Canada to improve maternity care. As this critical mass of practitioners grows, it is apparent that models of obstetric medicine delivery have developed according to local needs and patterns of practice. This article aims to describe the state of obstetric medicine in Canada, including general internal medicine services as the rock on which Canadian obstetric medicine has been built, the Canadian training curriculum and opportunities, organisation of obstetric medicine service delivery and the future.

DOI10.1177/1753495X16645730
Alternate JournalObstet Med
Citation Key624
PubMed ID27630747
PubMed Central IDPMC5010120