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The 2015 Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada’s Calls to Action Report outlined the need to better resolve the disparities in health status between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadian population. IN response, several Canadian medical schools began implementing recruitment and retention strategies to increase Indigenous matriculation. This is crucial, as Indigenous physicians are more likely to practice – and provide culturally-competent and comprehensive primary care – in Indigenous communities than physicians of other ethnicities. Therefore, enhancing Indigenous medical workforce development programs will have a strong return on investment in terms of improving the health status of Indigenous populations. However, while the proportion of Indigenous medical students has increased from
Indigenous matriculation, retention, recruitment, medical school, environmental scan
Indigenous Studies | Medical Education
Deagle, Sebastian, "Examining Indigenous Learner Recruitment and Retention Strategies through an Environmental Scan of Canadian Medical Schools" (2019). 2019 Cohort. 7.