AB, MB invest in healthcare training for nurses, physicians


The governments of Alberta and Manitoba have each made new investments to support healthcare training. AB has invested $15M to train and support internationally educated nurses who intend to work in the province’s health care system. The funding will be used to create bursaries and new seats in the nurse bridging programs at Bow Valley College, Mount Royal University, and NorQuest College. MB will be funding 80 additional physician training seats in order to address the physician shortage. The expansion includes 40 undergraduate physician-training seats, 10 one-year international medical graduate program seats, and 30 seats in the two-year postgraduate medical education program for internationally educated medical students.

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