National Post – Canadian hospitals are bracing for the loss of hundreds of medical residents and fellows after Saudi Arabia said it is pulling all of its students out of the country.

While institutions are still hoping the federal government can find a way to prevent the departures, they are lamenting the personal strain that a diplomatic spat will put on the residents, and the additional pressure it could put on hospitals. In the meantime, medical faculties have negotiated with the Saudi government to ensure that nobody has to return home before the end of the month.

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