PEI medical seats at Dal, Memorial to be moved to UPEI

As the University of Prince Edward Island’s new medical school begins operation, the medical seats reserved for students from Prince Edward Island at Memorial University and Dalhousie University will wind down. The 10 reserved seats—four of which are at Memorial and six at Dal—will be replaced with seats in the medical program at UPEI, which will ultimately host 20 seats. Saltwire reports that UPEI will need to recruit 92 physicians by 2033 to support the program, with those physicians spending 20% of their time teaching. “We know doctors practise where they train. We know they like to teach,” said UPEI Medicine Dean Preston Smith. “And so this is just an opportunity that we can’t pass up.”

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