A Method of Facilitating Medical Student Engagement with Local Indigenous Community

  • Sarah Douglas Author

Abstract

There are multiple synonyms used for the term Indigenous Health Representative (IHR) throughout Canadian medical schools, such as Indigenous Health Officer or Local Officer of Indigenous Health.[1] Fundamentally, the purpose of this role is to facilitate colleagues in bringing reconciliation to healthcare. This role is not often explicitly defined and for this reason, offers an innovative opportunity for those who hold the position. Here, we share our efforts as IHRs as they apply nationwide.  

Published
2020-08-24
Section
Commentaries