About the program

The third-year clerkship broadens the experience of medical students by providing them with the opportunity to learn about the historical, cultural and socioeconomic context of life in northern and rural Canada.

Students will:

  • 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 a 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.

How to apply

Med students interested in a third-year core rotation with the Northern Medical Unit should contact the Department of Family Medicine.

Contact us

Ongomiizwin – Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing
Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
P122 Pathology Building
770 Bannatyne Ave
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3W 0W3