The medical directory of the Collège des médecins du Québec will no longer be printed. However, an improved version of the online directory, already available in this Web site, is now available. This secure electronic directory allows physicians to access complete, up-to-date information.
A number of considerations have prompted this decision:
- the printed medical directory rapidly becomes obsolete, since thousands of address changes are made during the year by physicians;
- the electronic directory will give physicians secure access to complete information, updated daily (there will be two versions: one for the general public and one for physicians, with secure access);
- from an environmental standpoint, the Collège is contributing to the preservation of the natural resources;
- by making this change, the Collège is joining the majority of professional orders which offer only an online version of their members directory.
Of course, those who do not have access to a computer may call the Collège to obtain information contained in the online directory.