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Faculty of Health Sciences stays in demand

The Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University continues to be in demand with thousands of students applying to the professional programs in medicine, nursing, and physical and occupational therapy.

This year, the School of Medicine reviewed over 4,800 applications for its 100-seat program.

For example, the School of Medicine reviewed over 4,800 applications for its 100-seat program, while the School of Nursing reviewed over 1,100 applications for its 94-seat program. Likewise, the School of Rehabilitation Therapy reviewed over 1,900 applications for 140 seats in the physical and occupational therapy programs combined.

Add to this hundreds of graduate students now enrolled in an array of programs, including nursing science, rehabilitation science, and science embedded in the Departments of Public Health Sciences, Biomedical and Molecular Science, and Pathology and Molecular Medicine, and the faculty is a busy, active, and vibrant community. In addition, this past July, approximately 150 new residents studying in postgraduate medical education programs were welcomed to Queen’s.

“Between new and returning students, the Faculty of Health Sciences is home to approximately 3,000 learners,” explains Dean Richard Reznick. “Our students will spend the next two to four years gaining the foundational skills of their discipline.”

This year also brings with it a reason to celebrate, as the School of Nursing will be marking its 75th anniversary. Celebrations begin in November with the Kingston Nursing Student Conference, which will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7. A number of events are planned throughout 2016 and the information is available on the web site of the School of Nursing. 

In anticipation of its 75th anniversary, the School of Nursing launched the Queen’s Nursing Project (QNP) earlier this year. Each week throughout 2015, the QNP profiles a different graduate from a Queen's nursing program, showcasing the various interesting and fulfilling careers that nursing programs open doors to.  More information on the QNP can be found at www.queensnursingproject.ca