The University of Prince Edward Island’s plans for a medical school have taken an important step forward this week, as Charlottetown’s planning board has forwarded a public consultation request to the city council. If the request gains approval, UPEI would begin to consult with the public to gauge their interest and perspective on the project. The school of medicine would be housed within a five-storey building with a simulation- and clinical-learning centre; a medical, psychology, and ADHD clinic; and spaces for students, faculty, and administration. The first students would be expected to begin studying at the new medical school by Fall 2024. CBC Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.