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 75 51 41 34
Anesthésiologie 774 47 465 309
Biochimie médicale 59 55 36 23
Cardiologie 471 51 346 125
C.C.V.T. 64 56 59 5
Chirurgie 536 48 330 206
Chirurgie orthopédique 381 49 304 77
Chirurgie plastique 116 48 70 46
Chirurgie vasculaire 47 50 32 15
Dermatologie 194 49 67 127
Endocrinologie 182 50 63 119
Gastro-entérologie 260 47 153 107
Génétique médicale 33 52 18 15
Gériatrie 111 44 36 75
Hématologie 331 48 165 166
Médecine d'urgence 191 47 134 57
Médecine interne 685 45 391 294
Médecine nucléaire 108 51 83 25
Médecine préventive 185 54 77 108
Microbiologie et infectiologie 215 50 110 105
Néphrologie 207 48 98 109
Neurochirurgie 82 49 65 17
Neurologie 307 49 171 136
Obstétrique-gynécologie 529 48 147 382
Ophtalmologie 333 50 188 145
Oto-rhino-laryngologie 240 50 151 89
Pathologie 248 50 113 135
Pédiatrie 722 48 212 510
Physiatrie 78 49 33 45
Pneumologie 274 49 161 113
Psychiatrie 1178 51 517 661
Radio-oncologie 134 47 62 72
Radiologie diagnostique 642 48 366 276
Rhumatologie 140 48 52 88
Urologie 174 48 135 39
Total 10306 49 5451 4855
Geographical data
Region Number of medical specialists
Bas-Saint-Laurent (01) 231
Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean (02) 309
Capitale-Nationale (03) 1261
Mauricie (04) 316
Estrie (05) 514
Montréal (06) 4266
Outaouais (07) 283
Abitibi-Témiscamingue (08) 142
Côte-Nord (09) 68
Nord-du-Québec (10) 10
Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine (11) 92
Chaudière-Appalaches (12) 377
Laval (13) 348
Lanaudière (14) 371
Laurentides (15) 411
Montérégie (16) 1160
Centre-du-Québec (17) 147
Distribution by gender
Gender Number of medical specialists %
Female 4855 47.11
Male 5451 52.89
Types of practice
Types of practice Number of medical specialists %
Medical specialists with an office practice only 619 6.01
Medical specialists with a hospital practice only 7313 70.96
Medical specialists with mixed practice (both hospital and office) 2374 23.04

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.