Shorter training considered for Med students

November 19, 2007

A two-year review is underway to consider allowing students without undergraduate degrees to enroll in physician training, shortening the time it takes to train doctors.  Although the number of students entering medicine is at a record high, the review comes at a time when Canada’s medical schools are under pressure to produce more doctors in a shorter timeframe, as Baby Boomers age and hundreds of doctors approach retirement.  The review will look at best practices around the world.