More than a decade ago there was a shortage of doctors in the province. One in 11 Ontarians couldn’t find a family physician and there were lengthy wait times for specialty care; challenges to access ...

Distributed Medical Education: 2014 Report

Published: May 5, 2015

More than a decade ago there was a shortage of doctors in the province. One in 11 Ontarians couldn’t find a family physician and there were lengthy wait times for specialty care; challenges to access were particularly acute in rural areas. Today, a strategic partnership of Ontario universities and government has turned this situation around. A significant investment in medical school expansion, family medicine expansion and socially responsible medical education is leading to improved access to care closer to home.

Did you know?

  1. University graduates have low unemployment rates and the highest life-time earnings in Ontario.

  2. University graduates have low unemployment rates and the highest life-time earnings in Ontario.

  3. University graduates have low unemployment rates and the highest life-time earnings in Ontario.

Over a 40-year peroid, a univerity graduate

$915,840

more than a college graduate and earns an average

$1.4 million

more than a hight school graduate

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