About this guide 

A variety of approached, differing in nature and scope, have been implemented at Canadian medial schools to address the chronic under-representation of Indigenous students in medicine. A scoping review was first conducted in 2008 by the Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada (IPAC) and the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC), which reported on the curricular, admissions, and support programs for Indigenous students across all Canadian medical schools. This report serves as an update to the 2008 report, by summarizing the following information: 

  1. Statements on Diversity

  2. Consultation with Local First Nations, Metis and Inuit Communities

  3. Application Process & Admissions Requirements for Indigenous Students

  4. Dedicated Seats for Indigenous Students

  5. Outreach and Recruitment Programs for Indigenous Students

  6. Supports for Prospective Indigenous Applications

  7. Support Programs for Indigenous Medical Students

  8. Policy Development and Implementation

  9. Addressing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Calls to Action and Other Future Directions

This resource should be seen as a living document. We encourage all readers who find inaccuracies or opportunities for additions/updates to send an email to dal.ihig@gmail.com.