Quebec's College of Physicians May Change French Language Requirement


An ophthalmologist lost his license in June after failing a written exam.

Quebec's College of Physicians is considering changing its French language requirement after an ophthalmologist failed a written exam and lost his license, the Montreal Gazette reports. According to the article, Amer Omar, a consultant ophthalmologist at the Montreal Retina Institute, made grammatical errors on the exam, which he first took in 2011, and his temporary license expired in June. A spokesperson says the college is working on an exam better suited to medical professionals. "We noticed that some doctors were having difficulty passing the exam because it was not geared to medical reality, to their everyday life, vocabulary and so on," she says.

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