The Indigenous Program at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine
is pleased to announce the upcoming sessions of our “Come Walk in Our
Moccasins” Mini-Medical School. “Come and Walk in our Moccasins”
is a one-day event designed to support and encourage First Nations,
Métis and Inuit people to apply to our Undergraduate Medical Education
Program. An information and registration package is attached.
We have scheduled two sessions of the Mini-Med School for winter 2020.
The first session, on Saturday January 25, 2020, is intended for
post-secondary students and adults. The second session, on Saturday,
February 22, 2020, is geared to students in Grades 7 to 12, and youth.
Focusing on one aspect of human health, Mini-Med participants will learn
•Do a medical history and physical exam
•Put on a cast
•Suture or do stitches
…And, we will visit the anatomy lab (optional).
The Mini-Med school includes participation by a local Elder and explores
the importance of integrating Indigenous culture into health care. Our
Indigenous medical students will share their personal journeys to being
accepted into medical school and their experiences in the MD program.
Dr. Darlene Kitty, our Indigenous Program Director, will talk about what
it’s like to be an Indigenous physician practicing in the Cree
community of Chisasibi, as well as the many other opportunities in the
profession. Everyone will receive a certificate of completion at the end
of the day.
Both sessions will be held at University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine,
Guindon Building, 451 Smyth Rd., Ottawa, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. There
is no registration fee to attend this one-day mini-medical school. A
continental breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided. Please note that
all participants are responsible for their own travel and
The deadlines to register are as follows:
FOR THE JANUARY 25 SESSION (POST-SECONDARY/ADULTS), PLEASE REGISTER
FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 2020.
FOR THE FEBRUARY 22 SESSION (HIGH SCHOOL/YOUTH), PLEASE REGISTER BY
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2020.
To secure your space, please contact: Lisa Abel, Indigenous Program
Coordinator, Faculty of Medicine at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please feel free
to share the attached poster and information/registration package with