Keyano explores opportunities to support physician training in Fort McMurray


Keyano College is exploring new opportunities to support physicians training in Alberta. Keyano President Jay Notay told CBC that the college would like to work with the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta to train doctors in Fort McMurray, with the intent of encouraging graduates to stay and practice in the city. CBC notes similar projects being undertaken in other cities and reports that Keyano is interested in “joining the conversation.”. “[T]he intent is to do the same thing or similar up here,” said Notay. The article goes on to highlight the creation of new medical schools and added medical seats at institutions across Canada. President of the Alberta Medical Association Dr Fred Rinaldi noted that it will take a decade to see results from training initiatives in AB and that AB needs to address other issues that are keeping doctors from practicing in the province.