Curriculum Outline

The following is a brief outline of the twelve month curriculum in Aboriginal health. For a description of each rotation see sections five and six

As this program is only filled periodically and the learning needs of each participant are unique, the following is a suggested outline only. Each resident will have an individualized curriculum tailored to their particular needs.

  1. Directed reading of historical/cultural context: 12 month course.
  2. Rural and remote On-Reserve clinical rotations: 4 months or more (this will generally include a period of time at the Queen’s University Weeneebayko Program in Moose Factory and may also include other rural or remote aboriginal heath teaching centres (Manitoulin Island (Wikwemikong) or Sioux Lookout Zone in Ontario) as indiciated by resident needs and preceptor availability.
  3. Urban Aboriginal Health Care: To be based out of a suitable urban aboriginal heath access centre/health centre (ie. Ottawa [Wabano], Toronto[Anishnabwe Health], Sudbury, Timmins): 2 or more months
  4. Aboriginal Public Health (May be separate or concurrent with Moose Factory or another Rotation) – 2 months or more


Residents choose from some combination of the following, or pursue other appropriate training (in consultation with the program co-ordinator).

  1. Further clinical training (e.g. obstetrics, pediatrics, acute care/ emergency medicine, infectious diseases, mental health).
  2. Community-based/ participatory research project.
  3. Community development involvement.
  4. Native Studies courses (Trent Native Studies, U of T, Johns Hopkins Distance Ed Online or Onsite are all viable alternatives).
  5. More experience in other Aboriginal communities.
  6. Arctic experience.
  7. Regional or National level public health experience with First Nations and Inuit Health Branch
  8. International experience in the United States, Australia, or New Zealand.