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 79 51 41 38
Anesthésiologie 792 47 476 316
Biochimie médicale 58 55 35 23
C.C.V.T. 65 56 59 6
Cardiologie 477 51 351 126
Chirurgie 544 49 331 213
Chirurgie orthopédique 377 50 301 76
Chirurgie plastique 118 48 73 45
Chirurgie vasculaire 52 49 34 18
Dermatologie 197 48 65 132
Endocrinologie 191 49 65 126
Gastro-entérologie 270 47 154 116
Génétique médicale 35 52 19 16
Gériatrie 118 44 37 81
Hématologie et oncologie 336 48 165 171
Microbiologie et infectiologie 212 49 107 105
Médecine d'urgence 201 46 137 64
Médecine interne 704 45 401 303
Médecine nucléaire 106 50 82 24
Médecine préventive 182 54 75 107
Neurochirurgie 82 50 65 17
Neurologie 308 49 171 137
Néphrologie 214 48 100 114
Obstétrique-gynécologie 537 49 145 392
Ophtalmologie 342 50 193 149
Oto-rhino-laryngologie 244 51 152 92
Pathologie 253 50 115 138
Physiatrie 81 50 33 48
Pneumologie 278 49 159 119
Psychiatrie 1189 51 520 669
Pédiatrie 746 48 214 532
Radio-oncologie 134 48 64 70
Radiologie diagnostique 661 48 380 281
Rhumatologie 143 48 54 89
Urologie 183 49 138 45
Total 10509 49 5511 4998
Geographical data
Region Number of medical specialists
Bas-Saint-Laurent (01) 234
Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean (02) 312
Capitale-Nationale (03) 1264
Mauricie (04) 322
Estrie (05) 517
Montréal (06) 4336
Outaouais (07) 294
Abitibi-Témiscamingue (08) 152
Côte-Nord (09) 67
Nord-du-Québec (10) 10
Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine (11) 96
Chaudière-Appalaches (12) 386
Laval (13) 367
Lanaudière (14) 378
Laurentides (15) 416
Montérégie (16) 1210
Centre-du-Québec (17) 148
Distribution by gender
Gender Number of medical specialists %
Female 4998 47.56
Male 5511 52.44
Types of practice
Types of practice Number of medical specialists %
Medical specialists with an office practice only 631 6
Medical specialists with a hospital practice only 7469 71.07
Medical specialists with mixed practice (both hospital and office) 2409 22.92

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.