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Quebec College of Physicians sends out warning about woman pretending to be a doctor

The Quebec College of Physicians says she has also been able to see patients at a hospital after showing up wearing a white lab coat and a stethoscope. Molly Riley / THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP

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.

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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.

It is also warning its members to be vigilant.

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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 manger of a medical clinic, a resident at a Montreal hospital and to have trained in several medical fields.

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