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REF NO.: 171

SUBJECT: Memorial University medical graduates number one in national exam

DATE: May 3,2007

Memorial University medical graduates placed first in the country in the 2006 Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Exam Part II, written in October after the first year of postgraduate training. This is the second time in six years that Memorial has ranked first of the Canadian medical schools in this exam.
Dr. James Rourke, dean of Medicine, said he is delighted with these results. “Our medical graduates often place among the top three in the MCCQE Part II National Qualifying Exams and are known across the country and internationally for their sound knowledge base, practical clinical skills, excellent communication and positive attitude.”
Medical students at Memorial also placed above average in the MCCQQE Part 1 exam, written in May 2006 in the final year of medical school.

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