06/17/2015 18:20 EDT | Updated 06/17/2016 01:12 EDT

McGill University's medicine program put on probation by governing body

MONTREAL - McGill University's medical school has been placed on probation by the Canadian body that grants accreditation because it says the curriculum fell short of academic standards.A survey team from the Association of Faculties of Medicine in Canada visited McGill in late February.McGill's Principal and Vice-chancellor Suzanne Fortier was informed in writing in mid-June that the association had voted to place the program on probation. The association says in the letter that it found that numerous standards were lacking that seriously compromised the quality of the medical education program.McGill says it is in the process of reviewing the curriculum and has to submit an action plan by December.The school will be reviewed again in 2017.