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A first-of-a-kind School of Medicine

York University is moving forward with plans to establish a new School of Medicine, and now with the Government of Ontario’s announcement to support further development and planning for a new school, we are accelerating the pace to new medical doctor programs in the fastest growing region in Ontario.​

​The community will be our campus. Founded on a patient-centred, community-based approach, we envision a School that will prepare the next generation of primary care physicians—trained to leverage the most recent digital health technologies and to work collaboratively within inter-professional health care teams at diverse learning sites.  ​

​The University has been working steadily towards this vision, expanding health and health-related programs in multiple faculties over the last 15 years, including the Faculty of Health, establishing an impressive foundation of teaching and research that will inform plans for the School of Medicine. To enhance access and the diversity of students in health fields, the University also intends to offer a two-year bridging pathway for students who may not have considered a career in medicine or health.​

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“York University’s plans for a new School of Medicine will prepare the next generation of talented frontline primary care doctors — representing the diversity of the communities in which they live and trained to thrive in a new, integrative, team-based health care environment.” - Rhonda L. Lenton, President and Vice-Chancellor, York University

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