Faced with the shortage of manpower which also affects the health field, Quebec will train more doctors in order to rebalance the supply and demand for medical services, announced on Friday the Minister of Health, Christian Dubé. , and Higher Education Minister Danielle McCann.
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Thus, for the next three years, the number of admissions to the Doctor of Medicine will increase to reach 1021 new students in the program in 2024-2025.
"The increase in medical admissions for the next three years will allow us to improve the care of Quebecers by a physician," said Christian Dubé. This is also one of the priorities of our Health Plan. To achieve this, we must ensure the availability of clinical manpower, and especially doctors.”
In addition to these increases announced by Quebec, the province's faculties of medicine have committed to increasing the number of new students in the regular contingent to 1,050 for 2025-2026.
"The access of the Quebec population to health services depends in particular on our ability to ensure adequate medical relief for the coming years [...] The training capacities and the places available in them are constantly reassessed and adapted. consistent with the issues observed on the ground across Quebec,” said Danielle McCann.