Family medicine training centre opens in Oshawa
Queen’s Dean of Health Sciences Richard Reznick (second from left) and Lakeridge Health President Kevin Empey (far left) joined other dignitaries last week in Oshawa to celebrate the grand opening of the Lakeridge Health Education and Research Network (LHEARN) Centre. Family Medicine residents from Queen’s will begin a satellite training program at Lakeridge in July 2012, completing their entire two-year residency at the Centre. Queen’s has invested $1 million in LHEARN through a $6.6 million Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care initiative to expand Queen’s Family Medicine residency program to Oshawa, Belleville, and Peterborough. The expansion will also help these communities recruit and retain family physicians.