What are Ontario universities doing to address the shortage of family doctors?

The number of family medicine residents has doubled as a result of a 10 year plan involving Ontario’s faculties of medicine and the province to address the family doctor shortage. The result is improved health-care delivery in more than 155 communities, according to COU’s Family Medicine Expansion report.  Today, Ontario’s family medicine programs are graduating more than 500 doctors a year, up from 200 a year in 2003. As a result, figures released in 2012 by the Ontario Medical Association indicate that 2.1 million more Ontario patients now have access to primary health care.