Eight new undergraduate positions for McMaster’s medical school


The Ontario government is investing almost $1 million to expand medical school enrolment this September, health and long-term care minister Elizabeth Witmer announced today.

“We are expanding enrolment immediately to ensure that all Ontarians
have better access to physician services in the future,” Witmer said. “An appropriate supply of physicians is crucial to maintaining a high
standard of patient care throughout the province.”

A total of 40 new undergraduate positions will be added at the
province's five medical schools this fall with 13 positions going to the University of Toronto, eight to McMaster University in Hamilton, seven each to the University of Ottawa and the University of Western Ontario in London, and five to Queen's University in Kingston.

The announcement is based on a recommendation from the Expert Panel on Health Professional Human Resources, chaired by McMaster University President Peter George.