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 77 52 41 36
Anesthésiologie 786 47 472 314
Biochimie médicale 58 55 35 23
C.C.V.T. 64 56 58 6
Cardiologie 473 51 346 127
Chirurgie 545 49 331 214
Chirurgie orthopédique 377 50 302 75
Chirurgie plastique 117 48 72 45
Chirurgie vasculaire 52 49 34 18
Dermatologie 201 48 67 134
Endocrinologie 185 49 63 122
Gastro-entérologie 265 47 153 112
Génétique médicale 35 52 19 16
Gériatrie 119 44 37 82
Hématologie et oncologie 334 48 165 169
Microbiologie et infectiologie 210 49 106 104
Médecine d'urgence 200 46 137 63
Médecine interne 710 45 405 305
Médecine nucléaire 107 50 82 25
Médecine préventive 180 54 74 106
Neurochirurgie 82 49 65 17
Neurologie 308 49 171 137
Néphrologie 211 49 100 111
Obstétrique-gynécologie 528 48 140 388
Ophtalmologie 340 49 192 148
Oto-rhino-laryngologie 244 50 151 93
Pathologie 254 50 116 138
Physiatrie 80 50 33 47
Pneumologie 275 49 159 116
Psychiatrie 1177 51 516 661
Pédiatrie 745 48 216 529
Radio-oncologie 133 47 64 69
Radiologie diagnostique 661 48 380 281
Rhumatologie 144 48 55 89
Urologie 182 49 138 44
Total 10459 49 5495 4964
Geographical data
Region Number of medical specialists
Bas-Saint-Laurent (01) 234
Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean (02) 311
Capitale-Nationale (03) 1258
Mauricie (04) 321
Estrie (05) 514
Montréal (06) 4308
Outaouais (07) 294
Abitibi-Témiscamingue (08) 152
Côte-Nord (09) 69
Nord-du-Québec (10) 10
Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine (11) 96
Chaudière-Appalaches (12) 387
Laval (13) 362
Lanaudière (14) 376
Laurentides (15) 416
Montérégie (16) 1204
Centre-du-Québec (17) 147
Distribution by gender
Gender Number of medical specialists %
Female 4964 47.46
Male 5495 52.54
Types of practice
Types of practice Number of medical specialists %
Medical specialists with an office practice only 622 5.95
Medical specialists with a hospital practice only 7437 71.11
Medical specialists with mixed practice (both hospital and office) 2400 22.95

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.