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Summerside supports idea of medical faculty at UPEI

Retired doctor and former politician, Herb Dickieson. - SaltWire Network

The City of Summerside passed a resolution in support of a medical faculty at the University of Prince Edward Island.

Council took this action as a result of correspondence it received from retired West Prince doctor and former politician, Herb Dickieson.

Dickieson has recently been trying to drum up support for the idea of establishing a medical school on the Island as part of a strategy to recruit more local doctors.

The resolution also called on the province to ensure that Summerside and Prince County “have an active role in a physician recruitment and retention program,” and to increase the family physician residency positions for students from Prince County.

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