UTSC celebrates launch of new medical school

The University of Toronto Scarborough will receive its own medical school, thanks to recent funding from the Government of Ontario. UTSC will house the Scarborough Academy of Medical and Integrated Health (SAMIH), which will operate as a partnership between U of T’s Temerty Faculty of Medicine, Lawrence S Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, and local hospitals and health networks. SAMIH plans to graduate 30 physicians, 30 physician assistants, 30 nurse practitioners, 40 physical therapists, and 300 life sciences undergraduates per year. “SAMIH will address the acute health care needs of our underserved communities in the Eastern GTA by training a comprehensive range of high-quality professionals,” said UTSC Principal Wisdom Tettey, “many of whom will be talented individuals intentionally drawn from our neighbourhoods and reflecting our diverse communities.” Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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