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Canada’s faculties of medicine commit to improving Indigenous health – University Affairs

Boosting number of Indigenous medical students, bolstering Indigenous curriculum among measures promised, adding to other efforts already underway.

The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada has approved a Joint Commitment to Action on Indigenous Health that Indigenous health leaders say provides a much-needed roadmap for training medical students to better serve Indigenous communities.

In May, leaders representing Canada’s 17 faculties of medicine committed to building stronger relationships with Indigenous communities, increasing the numbers of Indigenous students and faculty members, addressing anti-Indigenous racism, ensuring all medical students complete a robust Indigenous health curriculum and other actions aimed at promoting Indigenous health.

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