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Medicine 5005 Northern and Rural Health I
Focusing on the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to be a culturally competent and socially accountable physician in a northern and rural community, students begin to develop place-based competence in several domains including communication, collaboration, health advocacy, leadership, and scholarship. They will learn about the practice of medicine in Northern Ontario, explore the delivery mechanisms of primary health care in Northern Ontario, which includes the importance of interprofessional care, and understand rural medicine as it relates to the health of northern, rural, Indigenous, and Francophone populations. In this course they reflect on their understanding of rural medicine in Northern Ontario; develop a personal and professional awareness and responsiveness to the changing needs of communities; and learn about ways to advocate for the health care needs of populations in Northern Ontario. A requirement of this course is mandatory participation in community learning and a four-week Integrated Community Experience in an Indigenous community.