York's medical school wins political support

February 21, 2008

York University is hoping to open a new $150 million medical school that would focus on training family doctors, in response to Ontario's shortage.  Ontario's Health Minister has added his support to the proposal, saying he "favours the idea."  Toronto is the largest metropolis in North America with only a single medical school.  Minister Smitherman has belatedly become a champion of the project, describing it as "an innovative approach to training doctors rooted in the community."  The Toronto Star