A new initiative by the province could help us get more doctors in the southeast. 
South Eastman Health is constantly recruiting and so it appreciates the plan put forward by Manitoba Health that focuses on recruiting and retaining doctors from overseas.  Chief Executive Officer Monique Vielfaure Mackenzie says the main change is that there will be a three month assessment where doctors will work in rural sites so that they get a chance to learn about family practice.  The general feeling is that it's difficult for the foreign doctors to just step into a new job in Canada because they are unfamiliar with our practices.  So this 3 month placement will better prepare the physicians and make it less stressful for them, which will hopefully lead to more of them staying in rural Manitoba.  The changes take effect early next year.