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Recent Trends in International Migration of Doctors, Nurses and Medical Students

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This report describes recent trends in the international migration of doctors and nurses in OECD countries. Over the past decade, the number of doctors and nurses has increased in many OECD countries, and foreign-born and foreign-trained doctors and nurses have contributed to a significant extent. New in-depth analysis of the internationalisation of medical education shows that in some countries (e.g. Israel, Norway, Sweden and the United States) a large and growing number of foreign-trained doctors are people born in these countries who obtained their first medical degree abroad before coming back. The report includes four case studies on the internationalisation of medical education in Europe (France, Ireland, Poland and Romania) as well as a case study on the integration of foreign-trained doctors in Canada.

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Executive summary

This report describes how the international migration of doctors, nurses, and medical students in OECD countries has evolved over the past decade. These recent trends are examined in the context of larger migration patterns, including the increasing mobility of students and highly skilled workers in general. This work contributes to the call for regular monitoring of migration flows in the 2010 Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel.

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