McGill medical school disputes CAQ claims
Published Wednesday, August 29, 2012 5:40PM EDT
Last Updated Wednesday, August 29, 2012 6:42PM EDT
MONTREAL - McGill University is challenging the logic of CAQ leader Francois Legault’s plan to recoup educational funding from Quebec doctors who leave the province.
Legault said that much of the province's medical school funding is wasted, as about half of the doctors who graduate Quebec medical schools leave to practice elsewhere after graduation.
However McGill stated Wednesday that Legault’s facts were simply wrong.
“I think Legault’s figures are outdated,” said Dr.. Samuel Benaroya, Associate Dean of McGill's Faculty of Medicine.
McGill numbers show that over 90 per cent of students admitted to the medicine program at McGill are from Quebec and three out of four of them remain in Quebec after their studies
McGill said that it also plays a big role in attracting high quality doctors and researchers from around the world whose studies were not funded by Quebec but work here and pay taxes in the province.