Building A Stronger Ontario
McGuinty Government Investing In Jobs Today And More Doctors Tomorrow
Ontario is creating 54 new medical school spaces at the Mississauga Academy of Medicine as part of our plan to strengthen the economy and improve health care.
A crew of about 50 workers is building the new facility at the University of Toronto's Mississauga campus. The four-storey Health Sciences Complex will house the Mississauga Academy of Medicine, research laboratories and the graduate biomedical communications program.
The medical school is scheduled to open in the summer of 2011. This is part of Ontario's plan to expand medical school spaces by 38 per cent.
Ontario is investing in new undergraduate medical schools spaces at medical campuses in Waterloo Region, Niagara Region and Windsor. In addition, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine was completed in 2005, and a new medical school facility is now under construction at Queen's University in Kingston.
- By 2014, 216 undergraduate medical students will be enrolled in the four-year program.
- In addition to the 100 new first year spaces in 2009, there has been a 23 per cent (160 students) increase in first year undergraduate medical school enrolment from 2005-06 to 2008-09 across Ontario.
- 800,000 more Ontarians now have access to a family doctor than in 2003.
- Ontario is planning to invest $17 billion in infrastructure in 2010/11.
“We will strengthen Ontario by investing in our workforce, health care and infrastructure. With the Mississauga Academy of Medicine we're doing all three.”
“This new facility will provide our future physicians with high quality education that will improve access to health services in Mississauga and beyond. The Mississauga Academy of Medicine will help with the recruitment and retention of physicians along with the health needs of the province.”