An identification number has been developed which will apply to all physicians and trainees in the Canadian medical system. It is expected that various agencies will take advantage of such an identifier when dealing with their members. While many physicians in New Brunswick have already been assigned numbers, based on licensure or training in another province, others should consider taking advantage of this opportunity by signing the release form and forwarding such directly to the College office. Members may find additional information on the matter on the MINC website, which is www.minc-nimc.ca. They are also welcome to contact the College office for further information.