UPEI to delay opening of new medical school until 2025


The University of Prince Edward Island will be delaying the opening of its new medical school until 2025, reports CBC. “The development of the medical program is multifaceted and revolves around three main pillars: infrastructure, accreditation and curriculum, and health system integration,” said UPEI Interim President Dr Greg Keefe. “Admission of the first cohort of students depends on achieving milestones in each of these areas.” Keefe said that completion of the infrastructure component could not be guaranteed, so the decision was made to move the admission date. This shift will also allow for UPEI and Health PEI to thoroughly assess and respond to the results of a study on integrating medical learners into PEI. Residencies will not be required until 2029.

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