UPEI announces new nursing program, faculty of medicine, health centre expansion

October 13, 2021
The University of Prince Edward Island has announced that it is expanding its Faculty of Nursing, expanding the UPEI Health and Wellness Centre, and creating a new Faculty of Medicine. The expansion of the nursing faculty aims to meet the need for entry-level nurses to work in PEI’s health care system by expanding seat capacity by 23%. The new Faculty of Medicine, which has been created through partnership with Memorial University, will offer students a Doctor of Medicine “co-degree.” UPEI will gain immediate access to MUN’s medical curriculum through the partnership, and the program will be funded through $129M from the province and UPEI. The program is reportedly the first co-degree in medicine of its kind in Canada. MUN | CBC | UPEI (PEI)