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The goal of this rotation is to provide medical students the opportunity to participate in health care delivery in a remote, rural, or northern community during their final two years of training.

The people of these communities are mostly indigenous to North America. The experience of medical students in the health system will be broadened by learning about the historical, cultural, and socioeconomic context of life in northern and rural Canada.

The objectives of the Aboriginal Health Electives and Rotation are to take place in an Aboriginal community and are coordinated by the Northern Medical Unit to:

  • learn about life in an First Nations or Inuit community including the culture, geography, climatic conditions, history, demography, and economic base by living in the community and through assigned readings

  • participate in the delivery of primary health care and public health in the community through ambulatory clinics, inpatient care, home visits, as well as community and public health activities

  • understand the health status of an First Nations or Inuit community and the interrelationships of health and health care to other aspects of community life through clinical work, home visits, and community work

Photo:  Medivac from Churchill

For more Information Contact:

Kathy Risk
Student Assistant
Tel.: 1.204.789.3598
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