In March, the Province of Ontario announced a new Toronto Metropolitan University School of Medicine based in Brampton.
“We’re building a brand new school of medicine that will open right here in Brampton. Our government is investing in training the doctors who will serve this community,” said Premier Doug Ford at a press conference held on Tuesday, March 15. “With this investment, we’re supporting more students to take the path to becoming a doctor and creating the family doctors and specialists that will take care of us in the years to come.”
At the same conference, the province announced that it will invest in 80 medical school seats for undergraduate students and 95 postgraduate seats for the university’s school of medicine.
“I have always said that the university is well-placed to support this need and the announcement from Premier Ford confirms it,” said President Mohamed Lachemi.
“Our future students and graduates will contribute to creating a health-care system that is stronger, more resilient and more responsive to the diverse needs of Brampton, Peel Region and Ontario.”
The pandemic put a spotlight on the increased need for investment in the provincial health-care systems.