Over 150 seats coming to Brampton’s new Ryerson School of Medicine
Published March 15, 2022 at 11:55 am
Brampton’s new Ryerson School of Medicine could be accepting students as soon as 2025 as the province is increasing the number of seats available at medical schools across the province.
Premier Doug Ford was in Brampton on Tuesday to announce an initiative to expand the number of seats available at Ontario medical schools, including the planned Ryerson School of Medicine in Brampton.
Ford said Ontario medical schools will add 160 undergraduate seats and 295 postgraduate positions over the next five years, with Brampton’s Ryerson school set to receive 80 undergraduate seats and some 95 postgraduate positions.
President and Vice-Chancellor Mohamed Lachemi said he’s optimistic that Brampton’s Ryerson University school of medicine could see its first group of students start classes in September 2025.
“We are encouraged and grateful for this announcement of long-term investment by the government of Ontario and we look forward to shaping the future of healthcare with our partners in Brampton and Peel region,” Lachemi said.
The institution will be the first new medical school in Ontario in over 30 years, and Brampton South MPP Prabmeet Sarkaria said the Ryerson school will help meet the community’s growing healthcare needs.
“Brampton’s new medical school will give the eager students of today the opportunity to become the skilled doctors serving our community tomorrow– improving access and quality of care for all Bramptonians,” Sarkaria said.
Ryerson is still working with the City of Brampton to determine a location for the school.
The province-wide medical school expansion will support all six medical schools across Ontario, including the University of Toronto’s new Scarborough Academy of Medicine and Integrated Health, the Queen’s-Lakeridge Health Campus, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Western University, McMaster University and the University of Ottawa.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising