Incoming UPEI dean of medicine provides closer look at interim arrangement

In a conversation with Saltwire, incoming University of Prince Edward Island Dean of Medicine Dr Preston Smith shares further details about how the university’s new medical program will operate in its early years. In the future, UPEI and Memorial University plan to offer a joint medical doctor program and have submitted an accreditation request; in the interim, the program is offered on Memorial’s accreditation, with students paying their tuition to and receiving a degree from Memorial. “The idea of starting as a regional campus and learning from the experience of delivering a curriculum before you try and (move) to a joint curriculum is, I think, a really smart way to do things,” Smith explained to Saltwire.

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