Manitoba releases Brandon Medical Education Study

July 26, 2012

More physicians will be trained in Brandon and other rural communities in Manitoba, as the provincial government accepts all of the recommendations from the Brandon Medical Education Study. The report concludes that a separate medical school in Brandon would be "ill-advised," given the region's relatively small population. However, the report recommends that the province work toward establishing a satellite medical school in the city, in partnership with the University of Manitoba. The study recommends focusing first on post-graduate medical training in Brandon and other rural communities by creating more medical residencies. Other recommendations include creating community campuses with clinical teaching units for third- and fourth-year medical students interested in rural practice. A rural medical education working group will be established including representatives from the medical school at uManitoba, Brandon University, and other partners to support implementing the study's recommendations. Manitoba News Release | Brandon Sun | Study