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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

Publication Date

8-8-2019

Keywords

Indigenous matriculation, retention, recruitment, medical school, environmental scan

Disciplines

Indigenous Studies | Medical Education

Examining Indigenous Learner Recruitment and Retention Strategies through an Environmental Scan of Canadian Medical Schools

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