Memorial's med school receives $27 million for growth

December 19, 2007

Newfoundland & Labrador has committed to a $15 million expansion of Memorial University's medical education faculty, and $11.75 million toward annual operating costs.  The funds will allow for the school to hire faculty and staff consistent with modern education facilities.  Enrolment will increase from 60 to 78 students over the next 5 years.  Next September, 46 of 64 student spots will be reserved for students from NL.  NB and PEI have purchased 12 seats, and the rest are open to students from other provinces.