Inge Schabort

Inge Schabort (MB ChB, CCFP, FCFP) is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and International Medical Graduate (IMG) Coordinator at McMaster University. She practises as a full-time family physician at the Stonechurch clinical teaching unit at McMaster where she tutors Evidence-Based Medicine, Quality Assurance and Behavioural Sciences in the residency program. She teaches in and developed curriculum for the provincial Pre-Residency IMG program in Ontario.

She is an author of the national FMEC IMG Environmental Scan document and she also was a physician-stakeholder consultant for the Pan-Canadian Framework for the Assessment and recognition of foreign Qualifications for the entry to Residency pathway. She received a 2012 Award of Excellence from the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

As an IMG who completed postgraduate training in OB/Gyn, Internal medicine, Epidemiology, Immunology, Endocrinology, Biochemistry and Pathology before she was recruited to Canada, she had to compete for an IMG position in Ontario and then repeat her clerkship as well as complete a family medicine residency in the Ontario IMG program. She recently completed a review of the IMG literature and has conducted a research study re what selection information best predicts IMG success at college exams.

Her clinical and academic interests include medical education, IMG education and advocacy, disease prevention and health promotion, global health, inter-professional care and education, refugee health, women’s health, chronic disease management, evidence-based medicine and primary care research.