research product . 2017

Indigenous Student Matriculation into Medical School: Policy and Progress

Sadler, Kathy; Johnson, Marjorie; Brunette, Candace; Gula, Lorne; Kennard, Mary Ann; Charland, David; Tithecott, Gary; Cooper, Gerry; Rieder, Michael; Watling, Chris; ...
Open Access
  • Published: 02 Mar 2017
  • Publisher: Scholarship@Western
  • Country: Canada
Abstract
Access to health care remains suboptimal for Indigenous people in Canada. One contributing factor is the longstanding undersupply of Indigenous physicians. Despite awareness of this issue, underrepresentation in medical schools continues. In 2002, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry (SSMD) policies were modified to enhance access for Indigenous students. This article describes our school’s continuing journey of policy and process revision, formative collaborations, early learner outcomes, and lessons learned towards this goal. In the first 10 years, SSMD matriculated 15 additional Indigenous students via this new stream. All candidates were successful in t...
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Medical Subject Headings: education
free text keywords: Indigenous, medical school, admissions, policy, pipeline, Education, Medicine and Health Sciences
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