If Canada needs more doctors, why hasn't medical school enrollment increased?
Enrollment in Canada's 17 medical schools has remained flat over the past several years, at around 11,700. In contrast, enrolment in medical schools in the United States has risen by 30 per cent since 2002–203 in response to concerns over a future shortage of doctors. So, it might seem that a simple solution to Canada's doctor shortage would be to increase enrollment in medical schools. Provincial governments control enrollment numbers, but most medical schools would welcome the ability to take on more students, according to Dr. Genevieve Moineau, president of the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada.
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