Indigenous health will soon be a core component of postgraduate medical education. Find out how the Indigenous Health PGME Implementation Steering Committee is approaching this work. Plus, Dr. Lisa Richardson, shares some practical examples of culturally safe care at the bedside.
Dear colleagues, I’d like to invite you to watch a short video. Better than any words I can share, this three-minute video explains why Catherine L. Cook, MD, MSc, CCFP, FCFP, has been named the recipient of our Dr. Thomas Dignan Indigenous Health Award for 2018. Dr. Cook, a proud Métis woman, began as a […]
Dear colleagues, Are you aware of the new federal report that outlines options for reshaping and revitalizing our pan-Canadian health care organizations? With combined budgets of over $350 million in 2017 — and impacts on care areas like mental health, substance use and cancer care — it’s important that our response to this report be […]
Dear colleagues, When Jason Pennington attended the University of Toronto from 1996 to 2000, he was for a time the only identified Indigenous student in the entire medical school. What’s more, in his four years of study, there was only one lecture on Indigenous health in the curriculum. It’s no secret that Indigenous health […]
Dear colleagues, The Royal College Dr. Thomas Dignan Indigenous Health Award is among our newest awards. It was established in 2014 in honour of Dr. Dignan, O.Ont.,BScN, and his tireless advocacy to eradicate disparities in the care of Canada’s Indigenous peoples, as well as their access to equitable medical services. I first met Tom when […]