03/07/2012 07:12 EST | Updated 05/07/2012 05:12 EDT

Radiologist gets P.E.I. human rights hearing

A radiologist who waited two years for the P.E.I. College of Physicians and Surgeons to submit paperwork so he could practise in the province will get a hearing from the P.E.I. Human Rights Commission.

Dr. Atanu Chaudhuri moved to P.E.I. from India, and applied to the P.E.I. College of Physicians and Surgeons for a license to practice radiology in the province in the fall of 2007. The college sent him a letter saying he'd been approved for an assessment process run jointly between the P.E.I. college and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Ottawa.

For the next two years, he said he went back and forth with the P.E.I. college, trying to find out the status of his application. Then Chaudhuri called the Royal College in Ottawa himself, and officials there told him they never received his application from the P.E.I. college.

Chauduri believes he is being discriminated against because he got his training in India. When contacted by CBC News, the P.E.I. College of Physicians and Surgeons would only say that Chaudhuri has no basis for his human rights claim.

The hearings will take place June 4-6.