Average age of Canadian family medicine physician 1978-2018

This statistic shows the average age of family medicine physicians in Canada from 1978 to 2018. The family medicine physicians average age in 1978 was 43.4 years and had increased to 49.5 years by the year 2018.

Family medicine physicians average age in Canada from 1978 to 2018

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Release date

September 2019



Survey time period

1978 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Note 1: Includes active physicians in clinical and non-clinical practice (for example, research and academia) who have an MD degree and a valid mailing address.
Note 2: Excludes residents, physicians in the military as well as semi-retired and retired physicians.
Note 3: Excludes non-registered physicians who requested that their information not be published as of December 31 of the reference year (see Methodological Notes for details).
Note 4: For those physicians for whom date of birth was not available, ages were calculated using year of MD graduation, with age at MD graduation equal to 25 years.
Note 5 : Average Age calculations exclude physicians where age is unknown and where age is less than 20 or more than 90.
Note 6 : Specialist physicians include certificants of the Royal College and/or the CMQ. All other physicians are counted under family medicine, including certificants of the CFPC, unless noted otherwise.

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