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 76 51 42 34
Anesthésiologie 791 47 475 316
Biochimie médicale 59 55 36 23
C.C.V.T. 65 56 59 6
Cardiologie 471 51 346 125
Chirurgie 540 48 333 207
Chirurgie orthopédique 381 49 304 77
Chirurgie plastique 120 48 74 46
Chirurgie vasculaire 48 50 32 16
Dermatologie 198 49 68 130
Endocrinologie 182 50 63 119
Gastro-entérologie 259 47 153 106
Génétique médicale 34 51 18 16
Gériatrie 111 44 36 75
Hématologie et oncologie 334 48 167 167
Microbiologie et infectiologie 215 50 109 106
Médecine d'urgence 194 47 135 59
Médecine interne 687 45 393 294
Médecine nucléaire 110 50 84 26
Médecine préventive 182 54 76 106
Neurochirurgie 81 49 65 16
Neurologie 310 49 174 136
Néphrologie 207 48 98 109
Obstétrique-gynécologie 532 48 147 385
Ophtalmologie 337 50 189 148
Oto-rhino-laryngologie 244 50 154 90
Pathologie 253 50 116 137
Physiatrie 78 49 33 45
Pneumologie 275 49 162 113
Psychiatrie 1190 51 523 667
Pédiatrie 733 48 212 521
Radio-oncologie 133 47 62 71
Radiologie diagnostique 648 47 371 277
Rhumatologie 142 48 52 90
Urologie 176 48 135 41
Total 10396 49 5496 4900
Geographical data
Region Number of medical specialists
Bas-Saint-Laurent (01) 235
Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean (02) 306
Capitale-Nationale (03) 1270
Mauricie (04) 319
Estrie (05) 514
Montréal (06) 4295
Outaouais (07) 287
Abitibi-Témiscamingue (08) 141
Côte-Nord (09) 68
Nord-du-Québec (10) 11
Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine (11) 92
Chaudière-Appalaches (12) 386
Laval (13) 351
Lanaudière (14) 377
Laurentides (15) 413
Montérégie (16) 1183
Centre-du-Québec (17) 148
Distribution by gender
Gender Number of medical specialists %
Female 4900 47.13
Male 5496 52.87
Types of practice
Types of practice Number of medical specialists %
Medical specialists with an office practice only 624 6
Medical specialists with a hospital practice only 7388 71.07
Medical specialists with mixed practice (both hospital and office) 2384 22.93

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.