The National Consortium for Medical Education (NCIME) is a partnership between the Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada, the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada, the College of Family Physicians of Canada, the Medical Council of Canada and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; it was formed to implement Indigenous-led work streams that will reform Indigenous medical education and contribute to the delivery of culturally safe care.

NCIME will provide leadership and support to partners as they fulfill their collective responsibilities to respond to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, and the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Calls for Justice.

The NCIME has established Working Groups, and workplans focused on improvements in the following priority action areas:

  • Assessment of Indigenous studies, cultural safety, and anti-racism
  • Anti-racism, policies, processes, and implementation support
  • Indigenous student admissions and transitions
  • Indigenous faculty recruitment and retention
  • Improving cultural safety in curriculum
  • Indigenous physician wellness and joy in work

IPAC leads the working group on Physician Wellness and Joy in Work. Our working group members include:

  • Dr Mike Dumont (Chair)
  • Dr Chase McMurren (Associate Chair)
  • Elder Syexwaliya
  • Dr Ashley Blais
  • Dr Mamta Gautam
  • Dr Joy Albuquerque
  • Dr Ryan Giroux
  • Dr Jason Pennington
  • Melanie Osmack
  • Ariel John

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