Dal, CBU partner to launch Medical Education Pilot Initiative

May 13, 2022
Dalhousie University and Cape Breton University have partnered to launch a pilot program that will focus on alleviating the shortage of family physicians in rural Nova Scotia. The Medical Education Pilot Initiative will see CBU sponsor five seats at Dal’s Faculty of Medicine MD Program for applicants from rural NS. Graduates will be required to commit to working as a family doctor for five years in rural NS. The pilot will also aim to increase the capacity for residencies in rural NS. “Health-care issues are a large part of our strategic plan, and this pilot is the first step in a number of strategic health initiatives at Cape Breton University,” said CBU President David C Dingwall. Dal (NS)