Department of Family & Community Medicine

Enhanced Skills Program: Indigenous Health Program Details

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

3 - 4 months in Urban Indigenous Health - Rotation Goals and Objectives 

  • The urban rotation is to be longitudinal and will include the following clinical experiences: Clinical work at the Anishnawbe Health Community Health Centre in Toronto, or another equivalent urban experience allowing clinical family practice experience in addition to experience working with traditional healers, community outreach, and the mental health project.
  • Time to attend graduate course.
  • Longitudinal experience in addiction medicine.
  • Longitudinal experience in Diabetes Education at Anishnawbe Health Toronto.

 

2 - 3 months in Rural/Remote Indigenous Health - Rotation Goals and Objectives

  • This rotation will focus on Indian, Métis or Inuit health
  • Location options:
    • Moose Factory—work at the hospital—inpatients, emergency room, obstetrics, support to outpost nurses in communities, monthly visits to the community. Potential work with public health. Work with a traditional healer. Time for work on academic interest.
    • Sioux Lookout—work at the hospital—inpatients, emergency room, obstetrics, support to outpost nurses in communities, monthly visit to the community. Work with a traditional healer. Time for work on academic interest.
    • Iqaluit—work at the hospital—inpatients, emergency room, obstetrics, support to outpost nurses in communities, monthly visit to the community. Time for work on academic interest.
    • Another community experience individually arranged by the PGY3 resident.

 

Selective Options

This rotation will be a 1-month block that will include further training in mental health conditions and their management in both the general and indigenous populations, possibly along with exposure to the indigenous mental health strategy at Anishnawbe Health in Toronto.

 

Low-Risk Obstetrics - Rotation Goals and Objectives

 

Addiction Medicine

This rotation will consist of 1-2 months in a longitudinal fashion during the urban health time. Further training in addiction medicine will be gained in both the general and Indigenous populations. Rotation Goals and Objectives
 

Self-Reflection Reports

It is expected that the resident will complete a 1-2 page self-reflection after both the urban and the rural/remote experiences.

 

VACATION AND ACADEMIC LEAVE

Vacation days to be prorated based on program's length.

Academic Leave: to be prorated based on program's length. For the 12-month program, the resident will be granted leave to meet the requirements for the Clinical Teacher Certificate. 

 

EVALUATION

The trainee will receive supervision and evaluation from both medical and non-medical personnel during the year, depending on the rotation. This will include evaluation by the director of the graduate course in indigenous health, supervising physicians in core and elective rotations, other health care professionals with whom the resident works (traditional healers, addiction medicine workers, support personnel), supervisors in any community work or research project in which the resident is involved. All evaluations will be summarized in a final evaluation.