MUN adds 5 family medicine residency spots to coax international grads back to Canada – CBC

New spots aimed at enticing Canadian grads to N.L. to finish their training — and stay when they’re done

Aug 16, 2022

Memorial University is adding five spots to its family medicine residency program to entice Canadian graduates of international medical schools to finish their training at home — and stay in Newfoundland and Labrador when they’re done.

Premier Andrew Furey made the announcement Tuesday afternoon, the most recent provincial initiative aimed at recruiting and retaining health-care professionals as the province, and much of the country, struggles with staffing shortages.

“We’re moving with a sense of urgency to reimagine the health-care system that was designed in the 1960s. We know it will take a decade or more to see the biggest outcomes,” Furey said.

“We know too well that we have to take action now, today, to address the most pressing issues such as recruitment of health-care professionals across our province.”

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