uSask medical school to increase annual enrolment

April 25, 2011

The University of Saskatchewan's university council has approved the college of medicine's plan to increase annual enrolment from 84 to 100 students, starting in the 2012-13 academic year. The college's outgoing dean says increasing enrolment could mean more physicians will stay in the province. The Saskatchewan government is investing about $6.4 million in the college's expansion, which includes the hiring of more full-time faculty, community faculty, and administrative staff. The funding also allows the medical school to expand its residencies. Saskatoon Star-Phoenix