First Nation and Medical Student Perspectives on the Participation in Culturally Immersive Learning Experiences During Medical Training

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Caitlyn Vlasschaert
Jennifer Constant



Immersive cultural learning placements in First Nations communities allow medical students to develop a first-person perspective and a deeper understanding of the determinants of Indigenous health. Complementary student and community viewpoints on a medical student placement at Mattagami 71 reserve, a First Nations community in Northern Ontario, are presented in this commentary.



Les placements d’apprentissage culturel par immersion dans les communautés des Premières Nations permettent aux étudiants en médecine de développer une perspective personnelle et une compréhension approfondie des déterminants de la santé chez les personnes autochtones. Ce commentaire présente les points de vue complémentaires d’une étudiante et d’un membre de la com­munauté sur un placement étudiant à la réserve Mattagami 71, une communauté des Premières Nations dans le nord de l’Ontario.

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