Alberta Tories pledge more medical training opportunities at uLethbridge

April 5, 2012

With a provincial election approaching, Alberta Premier Alison Redford announced in Lethbridge last week that a Progressive Conservative government would expand access to locally available medical training. The party states that more student spaces and pilot projects -- such as courses at the University of Lethbridge, in partnership with the University of Calgary -- would support the education of more doctors and rural physicians. One project component would see 14 students at a time taking courses at uLethbridge. Advanced Education Minister Greg Weadick says arrangements are being made to offer a full medical program in Lethbridge, through distance learning and in-person lectures. By 2015, Weadick says, there should be no need for medical students to leave southern Alberta. PC Alberta News Release | Lethbridge Herald