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Affirmative Action Statement

Equal opportunity for underrepresented groups

The Faculty of Medicine recognizes that affirmative action is required to increase the admission of and number of graduates from underrepresented groups, specifically African Nova Scotians and Indigenous persons of the Maritime region who have a substantial connection with the Indigenous community.

Applicants must self-identify in section 4 of the application form that they wish to be considered for admission under the Affirmative Action Statement.

Admission prerequisites are required for all applicants. However, applicants who apply under the Affirmative Action Statement are considered on the basis of their qualifications for the study of medicine rather than in relation to other candidates.

Contacts

Joe MacEachern

Dalhousie Medicine’s Indigenous Health Program focuses on the recruitment and retention of Indigenous students into medicine.  The program also aims to address the recommendations made by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and further Dalhousie’s commitment to social accountability to the maritime Indigenous population.  The program is available to all Indigenous applicants, providing mentoring (peer and professional) as well as admissions interview preparation.  If you would like to learn more or come to the admissions interview preparation session, please contact Joe at joe.maceachern@dal.ca  

Michelle Patrick

Promoting Leadership in health for African Nova Scotians (or PLANS) is a program at Dalhousie University that supports the recruitment and retention of students of African descent in medicine, dentistry, as well as all other health professions (www.dal.ca/health/plans).  PLANS is available to all applicants of African descent, providing mentoring (peer and professional) as well as interview preparation.  If you would like to learn more or come to the interview preparation session, please contact Michelle at plans@dal.ca