Table 2

Characteristics of international educated physiotherapists accepted into program
2008* 2009* 2010* 2011* Total
Number admitted 13 31 38 42 124
Sex nMale (%Male) 10 (77) 15 (48) 18 (47) 16 (38) 59 (48)
Years of practice as physiotherapist
     Never practiced 1 (8) 11 (35) 6 (16) 0 18 (14)
     <5 8 (61) 16 (52) 21 (55) 15 (36) 60 (48)
     5 to 10 3 (23) 4 (13) 7 (18) 22 (52) 36 (29)
     >10 1 (8) 0 1 (3) 5 (12) 7 (6)
     Not recorded 0 0 3 (8) 0 3 (2)
Country of physiotherapy education
     Australia 1 (8) 6 (19) 7 (18) 1 (2) 15 (12)
     Austria 0 0 1 (3) 0 1 (1)
     Belgium 0 0 0 1(2) 1(1)
     Brazil 2 (15) 0 1 (3) 3 (7) 6 (5)
     Egypt 0 0 0 1 (2) 1 (1)
     Finland 1 (8) 0 0 0 1(1)
     India 0 3 (10) 6 (16) 17 (40) 26 (21)
     Iran 0 1 (3) 2 (5) 2 (5) 5 (4)
     Israel 0 0 1 (3) 3 (7) 4 (3)
     Netherlands 1 (8) 1 (3) 2 (5) 0 4 (3)
     New Zealand 1 (8) 1 (3) 1 (3) 0 3 (2)
     Pakistan 0 0 1 (3) 0 1 (1)
     Philippines 0 0 2 (5) 7 (17) 9 (7)
     South Africa 1 (8) 0 0 1 (3) 2 (2)
     United Kingdom 6 (46) 18 (58) 9 (24) 5 (12) 38 (31)
     United States 0 1 (3) 4 (10) 1 (2) 6 (5)
     Unknown 0 0 1 (3) 0 1 (1)
English as 1st language 10 (77) 28 (90) 25 (66) 21 (50) 84 (68)

All data are n (%). Percentages do not always add up to 100% due to rounding.

*Year of entering program.

Greig et al.

Greig et al. BMC Medical Education 2013 13:140   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-13-140

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