Quebec College of Physicians issues warning about fake doctor who got two internships
The organization that regulates doctors in Quebec is warning its members about a woman with no relevant medical training pretending to be a doctor.
The Quebec College of Physicians says Annie Ung, who claims to be a medical resident at a Montreal hospital, has managed to get two internships in clinics while pretending to be a doctor.
It says she has also been able to see patients at a hospital after showing up wearing a white lab coat and a stethoscope.
The college says it is taking legal action against Ung for illegal practice of medicine and to prevent her from falsely claiming to be a doctor. She is facing a total of nine infractions from the Quebec College of Physicians and $67,500 in fines.
It is also warning its members to be vigilant.
On a LinkedIn page that appears to belong to Ung, who did not respond immediately to a request for comment, she claims to be the manager of a medical clinic, a resident at a Montreal hospital and to have trained in several medical fields.
With files from CTV Montreal.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published in French on June 2, 2021.
This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship.