Dr. Alan Neville, assistant dean of the undergraduate medical program in the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine.
Dr. Alan Neville, assistant dean of the undergraduate medical program in the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University, serves on a committee which includes representatives from all 17 medical faculties in Canada, as well as community representatives.
The committee's work is expected to lead to increased numbers of culturally competent physicians in Canada and a medical school curriculum which will bridge Western medicine and Aboriginal culture.
"In 2004, the AFMC
, as part of its Social Accountability agenda, committed to helping improve the health of Canada's Aboriginal peoples by increasing access to medical school for Aboriginal applicants as well as educating all Canadian medical students about Aboriginal health issues.
In order to achieve these goals, the AFMC
partnered with IPAC
It is important to note that all Canadian medical schools agreed to support this project", said Dr. Neville