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10/03/2011 03:44 EDT | Updated 12/03/2011 05:12 EST

Pilot program in Saskatchewan could mean more doctors from other countries

SASKATOON - An official with the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Saskatchewan says more international doctors could be working in the province by next year.

Right now, only doctors from seven countries with medical training systems similar to Canada's can apply for a medical licence in Saskatchewan.

Brian Salte of the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Saskatchewan says a pilot project may open those restrictions to ease a shortage of doctors.

Salte says the project needs 30 doctors to go through the college's assessment program before they can evaluate it.

He expects they will reach that number after the January evaluations begin.

Once those evaluations are complete, an assessment of the program can be undertaken.(CJWW)