Doug Currie on Memorial University investment
Island students who want to go to medical school in the atlantic region have two choices Dalhousie University in Halifax and Memorial University in St.John's.
The PEI government pays the medical schools to ensure a certain number of medical school seats are given to island students.
The hope is that when those students graduate they will decide to come back to the island to practice medicine.
But it hasn't really worked out that way - especially for those going to Memorial University.
The province pays fifty thousand dollars a seat....for four seats at Memorial University's medical school. And there's a plan to add two more seats next year. Health minister Doug Currie says the return on that investment has not been good.
He has just returned from a visit to Memorial to find out what, if anything can be done, to change that. Angela Walker spoke with Minister Currie.
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