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 83 49 39 44
Anesthésiologie 792 48 471 321
Biochimie médicale 55 57 33 22
C.C.V.T. 63 57 57 6
Cardiologie 493 51 355 138
Chirurgie 531 49 312 219
Chirurgie orthopédique 383 50 305 78
Chirurgie plastique 113 48 71 42
Chirurgie vasculaire 49 48 31 18
Dermatologie 202 47 66 136
Endocrinologie 201 50 67 134
Gastro-entérologie 273 47 148 125
Génétique médicale 39 53 21 18
Gériatrie 136 44 41 95
Hématologie et oncologie 372 48 176 196
Microbiologie et infectiologie 211 50 103 108
Médecine d'urgence 212 47 138 74
Médecine interne 746 45 405 341
Médecine nucléaire 107 50 80 27
Médecine préventive 183 54 78 105
Neurochirurgie 86 50 69 17
Neurologie 306 50 166 140
Néphrologie 230 48 102 128
Obstétrique-gynécologie 527 48 127 400
Ophtalmologie 343 49 187 156
Oto-rhino-laryngologie 249 50 151 98
Pathologie 268 50 120 148
Physiatrie 91 49 36 55
Pneumologie 287 49 156 131
Psychiatrie 1210 50 513 697
Pédiatrie 770 48 214 556
Radio-oncologie 142 48 67 75
Radiologie diagnostique 673 48 395 278
Rhumatologie 154 47 57 97
Urologie 187 49 144 43
Total 10767 49 5501 5266
Geographical data
Region Number of medical specialists
Bas-Saint-Laurent (01) 239
Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean (02) 315
Capitale-Nationale (03) 1303
Mauricie (04) 339
Estrie (05) 613
Montréal (06) 4423
Outaouais (07) 289
Abitibi-Témiscamingue (08) 156
Côte-Nord (09) 65
Nord-du-Québec (10) 12
Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine (11) 98
Chaudière-Appalaches (12) 393
Laval (13) 373
Lanaudière (14) 382
Laurentides (15) 449
Montérégie (16) 1163
Centre-du-Québec (17) 155
Distribution by gender
Gender Number of medical specialists %
Female 5266 48.91
Male 5501 51.09
Types of practice
Types of practice Number of medical specialists %
Medical specialists with an office practice only 652 6.06
Medical specialists with a hospital practice only 7764 72.11
Medical specialists with mixed practice (both hospital and office) 2351 21.84

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.