Medical staff

Medical specialists in Quebec are available throughout the province to treat you. Thanks to medical staff plans (MSP), they are distributed among the province's institutions according to priority needs, in order to promote access to specialized medical services for the population in each region.

Some statistics

Demographic data
By speciality (from associations) Number Average age Men Women
Allergie et immunologie 83 49 39 44
Anesthésiologie 790 48 470 320
Biochimie médicale 56 57 33 23
C.C.V.T. 64 57 58 6
Cardiologie 490 51 352 138
Chirurgie 528 49 311 217
Chirurgie orthopédique 373 50 296 77
Chirurgie plastique 113 48 72 41
Chirurgie vasculaire 48 48 31 17
Dermatologie 201 47 66 135
Endocrinologie 198 50 66 132
Gastro-entérologie 270 47 147 123
Génétique médicale 39 53 21 18
Gériatrie 136 44 41 95
Hématologie et oncologie 371 48 175 196
Microbiologie et infectiologie 211 50 103 108
Médecine d'urgence 212 47 138 74
Médecine interne 745 45 406 339
Médecine nucléaire 108 50 81 27
Médecine préventive 183 54 78 105
Neurochirurgie 86 50 69 17
Neurologie 307 50 167 140
Néphrologie 229 48 102 127
Obstétrique-gynécologie 526 48 128 398
Ophtalmologie 344 49 188 156
Oto-rhino-laryngologie 249 50 151 98
Pathologie 266 49 119 147
Physiatrie 91 49 36 55
Pneumologie 286 49 156 130
Psychiatrie 1205 50 510 695
Pédiatrie 763 48 214 549
Radio-oncologie 142 48 67 75
Radiologie diagnostique 671 48 393 278
Rhumatologie 153 47 57 96
Urologie 187 49 144 43
Total 10724 49 5485 5239
Geographical data
Region Number of medical specialists
Bas-Saint-Laurent (01) 240
Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean (02) 315
Capitale-Nationale (03) 1298
Mauricie (04) 338
Estrie (05) 613
Montréal (06) 4400
Outaouais (07) 289
Abitibi-Témiscamingue (08) 156
Côte-Nord (09) 64
Nord-du-Québec (10) 12
Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine (11) 98
Chaudière-Appalaches (12) 392
Laval (13) 370
Lanaudière (14) 382
Laurentides (15) 446
Montérégie (16) 1155
Centre-du-Québec (17) 156
Distribution by gender
Gender Number of medical specialists %
Female 5239 48.85
Male 5485 51.15
Types of practice
Types of practice Number of medical specialists %
Medical specialists with an office practice only 640 5.97
Medical specialists with a hospital practice only 7742 72.19
Medical specialists with mixed practice (both hospital and office) 2342 21.84

Details on the methodology

The data in these tables include only physicians currently in practice (under the Quebec health insurance plan) who have at least one main place of practice in a hospital centre or private medical clinic.

Even though the data is updated daily, it is possible that a disparity exists between the information collected and managed by the FMSQ and that of other institutions in the health network (Collège des médecins du Québec, Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec, Canadian Institute for Health Information, etc.).

Incomplete information on a physician's chart can also result in inaccurate overall statistics. For example, if a physician has not provided their date of birth, the age entered in the database will be 0, which will have an impact on the overall average age, both for their specialty and for all medical specialists.