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Cambridge selling city to future doctors this week

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Cambridge is still actively looking for doctors.

First year medical students from Queen’s University are in the city this week, with officials hoping they can fill future positions.

Their visit will include a tour of the new wing at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, hiking and biking through Hespeler and canoeing the Grand River.

They will also spend a day paired with a family physician and a specialist.

The Physician Recruitment Coordinator with Doctors4Cambridge is hoping Cambridge will have an impression on the students when they decide where to set up a practice.

“The ministry (of health) still considers us high needs…That is basically due to the age of some of our physicians that are going to be retiring, the growth of our community is certainly a factor.”
said Donna Gravelle.

Gravelle adds three physicians are set to retire in the next six months, which they will need to find replacements for.

They also need to fill some spots for doctors who will be taking medical or maternity leave soon.