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Mentorship & Academic Support

The Indigenous Program provides mentorship to members of the Indigenous community in a variety of ways. From community or school presentations, individual meetings with advisors or health professionals from the community, or more formal mentorship through the Circle of Support Mentorship Program, our aim is to support and inspire indigenous learners.

Ultimately, we strive to assist students from various levels, grade schoolers to undergraduates, on their journey toward a career in medicine. To do this we are creating well defined pathways for indigenous learners to gain entrance into Dalhousie’s Medicine program and establishing a support network that will assist them throughout their training until they successfully complete the program.

There are a number of resources available within the Indigenous Program, which offers many resources and information sessions to help you succeed. Such topics include:

  • Studying skills
  • Time Management
  • Research Skills
  • MCAT Info sessions
  • Interview preparation  

Circle of Support Mentorship Program Description

Dalhousie’s Faculty of Medicines Circle of Support Indigenous Mentoring Program is a new mentoring program aimed at providing support and guidance to current and future Indigenous medical students. The Circle of Support Indigenous Mentorship Program (hereafter called Mentorship Program) will be a tool that can be used to help dismantle barriers for First Nations, Inuit and Métis learners.

Each year mentors from various disciplines within the medical field will be recruited and assigned a learner that is best suited to benefit from their unique skillset. Additionally, there will be opportunities for non-Indigenous students, faculty and staff to partake in group and virtual online sessions to improve their cultural awareness.

If you wish to take part in the Circle of Support Mentorship program or you have questions and are interested in learning more, please contact our program manager at joe.maceachern@dal.ca.

Joe is available to answer questions related to mentorship or academic support opportunities. Please take a look at upcoming events to learn more about what is being offered by the program.