Check out the Manitoba News Release for August 17, 2009
The minister notes that, this year, 49 students with a rural background will be part of the incoming class of 110 students at the University of Manitoba's faculty of medicine.
"It is wonderful to see the impact that the spectrum of programs initiated to improve physician numbers has had in Manitoba," said Dr. J. Dean Sandham, dean of medicine at the University of Manitoba. "In response to the need for rural physicians, a review of our application process for entry to medicine has expanded the value placed on rural backgrounds. We are very excited to increase the proportion of the incoming class of students with commitment to rural life and professional practice."