UManitoba senate explores increasing healthcare program seats


The University of Manitoba’s latest senate agenda includes requests for increased intakes to select undergraduate and graduate programs in healthcare. The Winnipeg Free Press reports that the proposal includes an increase of 15 undergraduate seats for future physicians next year and 15 additional seats the following year. UManitoba Max Rady College of Medicine Dean Dr Peter Nickerson, Dean acknowledged that this increase would be a large jump, but that “it’s what’s called for, given the circumstances” of the province’s healthcare worker shortage. Other master’s program admissions–including nurse practitioner, physician assistant studies, physical therapy, and occupational therapy–are also slated to grow by 20, 15, 10, and 10 seats, respectively.

Winnipeg Free Press (Acct. Req.)