NL psychology students struggle to complete doctoral studies due to suspended residency program

Psychology students in Newfoundland and Labrador are struggling to find opportunities to complete their residency programs, and so are unable to complete their doctoral studies, reports CBC. CBC reports that Eastern Health, which offered one of the province’s two residency programs, suspended its program for the 2022-23 school year due to high supervisor turnover, which indicated a need for additional supports for the program. Some students have chosen to leave NL to complete their degree, despite the shortage of psychologists in the province. Memorial University Student Elizabeth Wallack says that the province needs a “co-ordinated and concrete process to be able to cross that finish line here in the province and keep these incredible people.” CBC Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.