University of Calgary

University of Calgary producing more family doctors

Record number of Faculty of Medicine graduates choosing careers in family medicine

March 10, 2014

Almost half of all University of Calgary medical graduates in 2014 will start their careers in family medicine, more than doubling the number of family doctors produced by the Faculty of Medicine in 2008.

This trend towards family medicine reflects the University of Calgary's focus over the last four years on increasing the number of family doctors locally.

WHAT:   Media availability in a doctor's clinic at the University of       
WHEN:   Interview opportunities on Tuesday March 11, 2014 10:30 a.m - 12:30
        Please phone ahead to book an interview time.                      
WHERE:  University of Calgary Foothills campus. Health Sciences Building.  
        3330 Hospital Dr. NW.                                              
        Media can park in lot 6. Meet at the info desk and media relations
        will escort you to the lab.                                        
WHO:    Dr. David Keegan, Undergraduate Education Director and deputy head
        of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Calgary  
        Dr. Bruce Wright, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education  
        Dr. Charles Leduc, Head, department of Family Medicine, University
        of Calgary (speaks French)                                         
        Medical residents training in family medicine