CCL says Aboriginal, rural Canadians under-represented in med school

April 20, 2008

A report from the Canadian Council on Learning underscores the under-representation of Aboriginal and rural Canadians in national medical schools. Aboriginal and rural communities are also facing critical doctor and health services shortages and poor health outcomes. The report recommends promoting medical careers to elementary school children, modifying medical school admissions for Aboriginal and rural students, and reserving seats for targeted minorities. The report also notes several institutions that offer support services and satellite campuses to accommodate Aboriginal and rural students. The Canadian Council on Learning 

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