Ottawa pledges nearly $40 million for new family medicine positions

February 24, 2011

The federal government announced Wednesday a $39.5-million investment that will support over 100 family medicine residents to receive training and provide medical services in remote and rural communities across the country. The funding will support post-secondary partnerships in BC, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nunavut, Ontario, and Saskatchewan to provide training for family medicine residents, with some focusing on enhanced skills in emergency and acute care. Health Canada News Release