Facility and Collaborations
A cornerstone of the new UPEI Faculty of Medicine will be the collaboration with other health-related academic and research programs at UPEI (i.e., Faculty of Nursing, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering; Doctor of Psychology, Bachelor of Science in Paramedicine, Bachelor of Science in Climate Change and Adaptation programs; and UPEI Health-Centred Research Clinic). The Faculty of Medicine will also collaborate with Health PEI, the government, the various medical and physician organizations, allied health sectors, and communities from tip to tip to best serve Islanders and contribute to health care on PEI.
UPEI Health and Wellness Centre Clinic
The on-campus UPEI Health and Wellness Centre clinic will transition to the new provincial Patient Medical Home collaborative practice model and be expanded from serving students, faculty, and staff to serving the public. In addition to providing clinical opportunities for medical students, the Clinic will be a model for primary care delivery, providing service to 10,000+ patients, helping to reduce the waitlist for family doctors dramatically and relieving the pressure on Island walk-in clinics, emergency rooms, outpatient departments, and thus physicians.
We are building a new facility on the north end of campus that will house the new Faculty of Medicine and accommodate the expanded UPEI Health and Wellness Centre (Patient Medical Home) as well as the UPEI Psychology Training Clinic, which trains graduate students in the Doctor of Psychology program (Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts), and a Clinical Learning Simulation Centre for internal and external group use. The site location was chosen with accessibility for the public in mind.
The UPEI Faculty of Medicine building is a five-storey facility, featuring state-of-the art clinical skills and simulation labs that will benefit nursing, veterinary medicine, paramedicine, and allied health professionals in the community.
UPEI is also working with Health PEI to identify the infrastructure needs in PEI hospitals and the community to support a Faculty of Medicine.