Municipalities call ON to increase number of students admitted into NOSM to address doctor shortage

January 18, 2022
Individual municipalities are calling on Ontario to increase the number of students admitted to NOSM University in order to address a major doctor shortage in the region. CBC says that northern Ontario currently faces a shortage of over 320 doctors. The motion was originally passed at the Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities and has now been passed by the City of North Bay. NOSM Dean Dr Sarita Verma says that NOSM wishes to expand to admit 80 students each year, and has plans to move the number to 100 undergraduate students and 100 post-graduate students in the future. CBC (ON)