Looks at partnership between Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada and the Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada to develop core competencies curriculum and efforts to recruit Aboriginals into health care professions. Special focus on the University of Saskatchewan's programs.
Qualitative Report, vol. 19, no. 12, March 24, 2014, pp. -19
Strategies proposed to increase student success were: appointing Indigenous nursing professors; partnerships between nursing schools and Indigenous Education Support Units; and tailored cross-cultural awareness programs.
Findings are organized into five themes: preparation; recruitment; admission, nursing access and bridging programs; progression; and post-graduate recruitment and retention. Includes recommendations made by stakeholder groups with respect to each of the areas.
Summary of progress for the years 2001-2006. Ninety-one schools were surveyed regarding the number of seats available/filled, location of access programs, special admission categories, nature of support programs, and number of Aboriginal faculty.