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Department of Family Medicine set to offer comprehensive Indigenous health education – Dal News

Department of Family Medicine set to offer comprehensive Indigenous health education – Dal News

On July 8, 2022, the Wije’winen Health Center opened its doors to the urban Indigenous community in Halifax, providing future opportunities for medical learners interested in Indigenous health.

An initiative of the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre, the new health center will boast a full-time academic physician position, becoming the first of its kind in Nova Scotia to host learners formally. Medical students and residents will be offered a comprehensive experience in Indigenous health — something that has not previously existed in the central zone.

Serving patients who have not had options for self-directed care in the past, the center will