Quebec College of Physicians issues warning about fake doctor who got two internships

The Quebec College of Physicians is warning members about Annie Ung, a woman with no medical training who has obtained two internships while pretending to be a doctor. (Photo: LinkedIn)

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.

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This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship.

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