September 6, 2021
The NCIME has established Working Groups, and workplans focused on making improvements in priority action areas.
As the NCIME continues to provide leadership and support to our partners, six Working Groups have been established to address areas of common priority as they fulfil their collective responsibilities. The Working Groups will transform Indigenous medical education and contribute to the delivery of culturally safe health care. Each Working Group is led by an NCIME Executive Committee member, aligning areas of expertise with the six priority areas:
- Assessment of Indigenous studies, cultural safety, and anti-racism
- Anti-racism, policies, processes, and implementation support
- Improving cultural safety in curriculum
- Indigenous student admissions and transitions
- Indigenous faculty recruitment and retention
- Indigenous physician wellness and joy in work
The six Working Groups are Chaired by members of the NCIME Executive Committee and will include an Associate Chair who is a resident or early career physician, an Elder or Knowledge Keeper, and members will be drawn from the NCIME’s core and stakeholder organizations. Administrative, research and evaluation support will be provided by the NCIME staff, and consultants will be utilized as needed for special areas of expertise. The consortium partners will support the NCIME to provide leadership in these areas of common priority.