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 80 51 42 38
Anesthésiologie 800 47 481 319
Biochimie médicale 58 55 35 23
C.C.V.T. 68 56 61 7
Cardiologie 477 51 350 127
Chirurgie 547 48 334 213
Chirurgie orthopédique 382 50 304 78
Chirurgie plastique 121 48 74 47
Chirurgie vasculaire 53 49 35 18
Dermatologie 205 49 69 136
Endocrinologie 190 49 64 126
Gastro-entérologie 262 48 155 107
Génétique médicale 35 51 19 16
Gériatrie 120 44 38 82
Hématologie et oncologie 340 48 169 171
Microbiologie et infectiologie 221 50 114 107
Médecine d'urgence 200 47 137 63
Médecine interne 708 45 401 307
Médecine nucléaire 113 50 86 27
Médecine préventive 188 54 78 110
Neurochirurgie 83 49 66 17
Neurologie 315 49 176 139
Néphrologie 211 48 101 110
Obstétrique-gynécologie 541 49 148 393
Ophtalmologie 342 50 193 149
Oto-rhino-laryngologie 245 50 154 91
Pathologie 254 50 117 137
Physiatrie 80 50 33 47
Pneumologie 281 49 163 118
Psychiatrie 1207 51 528 679
Pédiatrie 751 48 218 533
Radio-oncologie 136 47 64 72
Radiologie diagnostique 662 47 380 282
Rhumatologie 145 48 55 90
Urologie 181 49 137 44
Total 10602 49 5579 5023
Geographical data
Region Number of medical specialists
Bas-Saint-Laurent (01) 238
Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean (02) 314
Capitale-Nationale (03) 1287
Mauricie (04) 326
Estrie (05) 518
Montréal (06) 4369
Outaouais (07) 298
Abitibi-Témiscamingue (08) 147
Côte-Nord (09) 67
Nord-du-Québec (10) 10
Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine (11) 94
Chaudière-Appalaches (12) 394
Laval (13) 367
Lanaudière (14) 380
Laurentides (15) 425
Montérégie (16) 1219
Centre-du-Québec (17) 149
Distribution by gender
Gender Number of medical specialists %
Female 5023 47.38
Male 5579 52.62
Types of practice
Types of practice Number of medical specialists %
Medical specialists with an office practice only 641 6.05
Medical specialists with a hospital practice only 7575 71.45
Medical specialists with mixed practice (both hospital and office) 2386 22.51

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.