Alberta invests $8 million in uCalgary family medicine program

January 14, 2010

Yesterday the Alberta government pledged $8 million in new funding to the University of Calgary's department of family medicine. The funds will be used to train more medical students and physicians in family medicine, recruit more doctors as teaching faculty, and support research. The department's goal is that by 2013, 50% of graduates will choose family medicine as a career. Currently, about 18% of uCalgary students pursue the family medicine option. uCalgary News | AM 770