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New medical school to focus on rural practice

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 26 May 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1270
  1. David Spurgeon
  1. Quebec

    The Canadian province of Ontario will establish a new medical school—its first in 30 years—with a curriculum focusing on practice in rural and under-serviced areas. With campuses in the northern cities of Sudbury and Thunder Bay, it will begin admitting 55 undergraduates in 2004.

    At the same time, the Ontario government announced that it will increase undergraduate and postgraduate enrolment throughout the province by 120 students over the next two years and will increase postgraduate training posts by up to 25 in northern rural communities, beginning in 2002.

    The new school is a response to a …

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