Professional integration experiences of international medical graduates in Ireland and Canada

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dc.contributor.advisor Maceinri, Piaras en
dc.contributor.advisor O'Riordan, Jacqui en
dc.contributor.author Kolawole, Olaniyi Ajibola
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-20T09:00:18Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.date.submitted 2017
dc.identifier.citation Kolawole, O. A. 2017. Professional integration experiences of international medical graduates in Ireland and Canada. PhD Thesis, University College Cork. en
dc.identifier.endpage 320 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/4918
dc.description.abstract International migration of health professionals, specifically, doctors, especially from the technologically developing countries to developing ones is a phenomenon that is has received considerable attention from researchers, media and policy makers in the lately. This form of migration has sparked many questions both in the academia and world of policy making. It has been examined from the supply side and demand side. Many researchers documented the vacuum migration of doctors from developing countries creates both in terms of shortage of doctors to the subsequent effect on the healthcare provisions and developments of such nations. Other researchers have documented the immense contributions of migrant doctors to the healthcare provision and development of their host countries. Although, an aspect of doctor’s migration researched on and written is their migration from their native countries or countries of training, especially in Ireland, very little has been written on the integration of migrant doctors into the medical professional field or benchmarking their professional integration experiences with other countries that received large numbers of migrant doctors. Thus, this thesis asked the question, are our international medical graduates integrated into the medical professional field in Ireland. To answer this quest, an exploratory study of the professional integration of nonEU/EEA/Western trained doctors in Ireland was carried out. It then benchmarked their experiences with non-EU/EEA/Western medical professionals in Canada. It conducted both face-to-face and telephone interviews with 48 doctors and employer representatives. Using content analysis to analyse data gathered, the study found out that Ireland and Canada receive doctors from outside of the EU/EEA, however, they maintain systems that makes accessing and progressing arduous for doctors trained in specific geographical locations. Also, many doctors from outside of the EU/EEA are preferred to fill up positions that are hard to fill within the health systems of both countries. The thesis concluded on the note that even though, there are policies that aim at fair access and inclusion of minority ethnic groups, race, class and gender remain a basis for professional exclusion within the field of medicine in Ireland and Canada. To overcome this challenge for migrant doctors, the laws governing registration of these doctors must be changed. In-terms of monitoring and implementing inclusion policies and practices for the medical professions in the two countries, there must be proper mechanism put in place and adhered to. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Cork en
dc.rights © 2017, Olaniyi Ajibola Kolawole. en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ en
dc.subject Migration en
dc.subject Professionalisation en
dc.subject International migrants en
dc.subject Labour market en
dc.subject Medical profession en
dc.subject Brain drain en
dc.subject Foreign-trained doctors en
dc.title Professional integration experiences of international medical graduates in Ireland and Canada en
dc.type Doctoral thesis en
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral Degree (Structured) en
dc.type.qualificationname Doctor of Social Science en
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dc.check.date 2020-10-19T09:00:18Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version
dc.description.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.internal.school Applied Social Studies en
dc.check.reason This thesis is due for publication or the author is actively seeking to publish this material en
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dc.internal.conferring Autumn 2017 en


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