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 81 51 42 39
Anesthésiologie 806 47 485 321
Biochimie médicale 58 56 35 23
C.C.V.T. 65 57 59 6
Cardiologie 481 51 353 128
Chirurgie 554 49 335 219
Chirurgie orthopédique 385 50 308 77
Chirurgie plastique 117 48 72 45
Chirurgie vasculaire 53 49 35 18
Dermatologie 204 47 66 138
Endocrinologie 198 49 66 132
Gastro-entérologie 277 47 158 119
Génétique médicale 38 51 20 18
Gériatrie 122 43 39 83
Hématologie et oncologie 344 48 171 173
Microbiologie et infectiologie 215 50 109 106
Médecine d'urgence 209 46 141 68
Médecine interne 749 45 414 335
Médecine nucléaire 113 49 85 28
Médecine préventive 190 54 76 114
Neurochirurgie 84 49 67 17
Neurologie 312 50 174 138
Néphrologie 218 49 100 118
Obstétrique-gynécologie 545 49 148 397
Ophtalmologie 344 50 193 151
Oto-rhino-laryngologie 255 50 157 98
Pathologie 265 50 118 147
Physiatrie 86 49 34 52
Pneumologie 286 49 164 122
Psychiatrie 1226 50 530 696
Pédiatrie 763 48 212 551
Radio-oncologie 137 48 65 72
Radiologie diagnostique 674 48 391 283
Rhumatologie 152 47 56 96
Urologie 190 48 143 47
Total 10796 49 5621 5175
Geographical data
Region Number of medical specialists
Bas-Saint-Laurent (01) 239
Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean (02) 325
Capitale-Nationale (03) 1306
Mauricie (04) 333
Estrie (05) 530
Montréal (06) 4437
Outaouais (07) 298
Abitibi-Témiscamingue (08) 160
Côte-Nord (09) 69
Nord-du-Québec (10) 10
Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine (11) 98
Chaudière-Appalaches (12) 396
Laval (13) 370
Lanaudière (14) 383
Laurentides (15) 439
Montérégie (16) 1252
Centre-du-Québec (17) 151
Distribution by gender
Gender Number of medical specialists %
Female 5175 47.93
Male 5621 52.07
Types of practice
Types of practice Number of medical specialists %
Medical specialists with an office practice only 655 6.07
Medical specialists with a hospital practice only 7720 71.51
Medical specialists with mixed practice (both hospital and office) 2421 22.42

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.