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Manitoba expands medical school

$3 million for future doctors in Manitoba

The Manitoba government is adding 10 more spaces for future doctors at the University of Manitoba’s medical faculty.

Health Minister Theresa Oswald says $3 million will be spent to increase the number of seats at the school from to 110 from 100 next September.

The government has already added 30 spaces since 1999.

The latest additions are part of the NDP’s campaign promise last year to address a physician shortage and hire an extra 100 doctors over four years.

– with a report from CP.