Schulich to add 24 medical spaces over two years
Thursday, May 21, 2009
- 10 new spaces will be in
- 14 new spaces in the satellite campus in
This is part of the government’s commitment to improve access to doctors by creating 100 new first year spaces at five medical schools over the next three years.
Western will also receive $4.2 million to complete the third floor of the
“By training more medical students in our community, we’re helping to ensure we will have the doctors we need for the future.”
- Khalil Ramal, MPP for London-Fanshawe
- Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities John Milloy
“The McGuinty government is working hard to improve access to physicians for Ontarians – right here where they need it. Today’s increase in medical student spaces will ensure our success continues to build in the years to come.”
- Minister of Health and Long-Term Care David Caplan
- Dr. Carol Herbert, Dean of the
- By 2011, the government will have created 260 new first year medical school spaces, a 38 per cent increase since 2004-05.
’s six medical schools will welcome 952 first year students when the all of the new seats are added by September 2011. Ontario
- New spaces are being created at five medical schools and nine locations. In 2006,
announced new community-based medical education campuses in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario , St. Catharines and Windsor to train doctors in more communities and improve access to health care across the province. Mississauga
- The province is investing $35 million over three years to help medical schools build the specialized rooms, labs, and equipment they need to train our future doctors.
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