GOFMSGraduates of Foreign Medical Schools
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Evans (1976) attributes the traditional hostility towards GOFMs to the political difficulty of cutting the number of places in medical schools, or the more dramatic step of closing medical schools.
Newfoundland, Manitoba and Saskatchewan have historically relied upon GOFMs to offset partially the loss of physicians to other provinces and countries.
Evans (1976) likens the barriers faced by GOFMs to a protective tariff: they tend to limit a country's access to lower-cost supply, reduce domestic competition, raise the incomes of domestic suppliers, and imposed higher costs on consumers.