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 78 51 40 38
Anesthésiologie 803 47 483 320
Biochimie médicale 58 56 35 23
C.C.V.T. 65 57 59 6
Cardiologie 477 51 351 126
Chirurgie 547 49 333 214
Chirurgie orthopédique 381 50 304 77
Chirurgie plastique 117 48 72 45
Chirurgie vasculaire 53 49 35 18
Dermatologie 197 48 65 132
Endocrinologie 193 49 66 127
Gastro-entérologie 271 47 154 117
Génétique médicale 38 51 20 18
Gériatrie 117 44 37 80
Hématologie et oncologie 336 48 165 171
Microbiologie et infectiologie 215 50 109 106
Médecine d'urgence 206 46 140 66
Médecine interne 734 45 410 324
Médecine nucléaire 111 49 84 27
Médecine préventive 188 54 76 112
Neurochirurgie 82 50 65 17
Neurologie 309 50 173 136
Néphrologie 217 49 100 117
Obstétrique-gynécologie 539 49 145 394
Ophtalmologie 341 50 192 149
Oto-rhino-laryngologie 247 51 154 93
Pathologie 256 50 115 141
Physiatrie 81 50 33 48
Pneumologie 283 50 163 120
Psychiatrie 1205 51 528 677
Pédiatrie 753 48 212 541
Radio-oncologie 137 48 65 72
Radiologie diagnostique 667 48 386 281
Rhumatologie 147 48 55 92
Urologie 186 49 139 47
Total 10635 49 5563 5072
Geographical data
Region Number of medical specialists
Bas-Saint-Laurent (01) 238
Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean (02) 319
Capitale-Nationale (03) 1292
Mauricie (04) 333
Estrie (05) 523
Montréal (06) 4371
Outaouais (07) 295
Abitibi-Témiscamingue (08) 156
Côte-Nord (09) 67
Nord-du-Québec (10) 10
Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine (11) 97
Chaudière-Appalaches (12) 387
Laval (13) 368
Lanaudière (14) 375
Laurentides (15) 429
Montérégie (16) 1227
Centre-du-Québec (17) 148
Distribution by gender
Gender Number of medical specialists %
Female 5072 47.69
Male 5563 52.31
Types of practice
Types of practice Number of medical specialists %
Medical specialists with an office practice only 645 6.06
Medical specialists with a hospital practice only 7576 71.24
Medical specialists with mixed practice (both hospital and office) 2414 22.7

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.