A Method of Facilitating Medical Student Engagement with Local Indigenous Community
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. 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.