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 801 48 480 321
Biochimie médicale 58 56 35 23
C.C.V.T. 65 57 59 6
Cardiologie 484 51 354 130
Chirurgie 543 49 329 214
Chirurgie orthopédique 386 50 307 79
Chirurgie plastique 117 48 72 45
Chirurgie vasculaire 53 49 35 18
Dermatologie 204 48 66 138
Endocrinologie 198 49 66 132
Gastro-entérologie 283 47 160 123
Génétique médicale 39 52 20 19
Gériatrie 124 44 39 85
Hématologie et oncologie 351 48 173 178
Microbiologie et infectiologie 218 50 110 108
Médecine d'urgence 210 47 142 68
Médecine interne 736 45 409 327
Médecine nucléaire 113 49 85 28
Médecine préventive 188 54 75 113
Neurochirurgie 84 50 67 17
Neurologie 309 50 172 137
Néphrologie 225 49 102 123
Obstétrique-gynécologie 546 49 148 398
Ophtalmologie 340 50 191 149
Oto-rhino-laryngologie 254 50 155 99
Pathologie 265 50 119 146
Physiatrie 86 50 34 52
Pneumologie 290 49 165 125
Psychiatrie 1220 51 526 694
Pédiatrie 763 48 212 551
Radio-oncologie 138 48 65 73
Radiologie diagnostique 678 48 393 285
Rhumatologie 154 47 55 99
Urologie 191 49 144 47
Total 10795 49 5606 5189
Geographical data
Region Number of medical specialists
Bas-Saint-Laurent (01) 234
Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean (02) 323
Capitale-Nationale (03) 1306
Mauricie (04) 331
Estrie (05) 523
Montréal (06) 4453
Outaouais (07) 302
Abitibi-Témiscamingue (08) 156
Côte-Nord (09) 66
Nord-du-Québec (10) 10
Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine (11) 96
Chaudière-Appalaches (12) 394
Laval (13) 374
Lanaudière (14) 384
Laurentides (15) 438
Montérégie (16) 1254
Centre-du-Québec (17) 151
Distribution by gender
Gender Number of medical specialists %
Female 5189 48.07
Male 5606 51.93
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 7719 71.51
Medical specialists with mixed practice (both hospital and office) 2421 22.43

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.