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Requests to Engage with Indigenous Physicians and Medical Learners
In the spirit of reconciliation, Indigenous physicians and medical learners are frequently being asked to collaborate or provide feedback on the work being done by other organizations and governing bodies on issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion; this has often been done without due recognition or financial compensation for their time or expertise.
The ability to integrate the biomedical model of Western medicine with the lived experience of being an Indigenous person not only takes years of practice, experience, and reflection but, when requested to do so on a volunteer basis, can negatively impact one’s mental, spiritual, emotional, physical and financial health.
IPAC has developed a set of guidelines that can be used as a reference by both the Indigenous physician/medical learner consultant and the organization seeking consultation:
IPAC Physician Engagement Guidelines
FAQ: IPAC Physician Engagement Guidelines
Do you have a career opportunity or event to share with our membership?
We are happy to share appropriate opportunities (ex. job postings, committee postings, etc) and events (ex. Indigenous medical conferences and workshops) with our membership. In order for us to circulate your posting it needs to be social media friendly. Please send a 'copy and paste' ready description that includes the job/committee/event title, a brief description, contact details, a link to where full details are listed online and a related graphic in .jpg or .png format (no .pdfs please) to firstname.lastname@example.org
We will share your posting through our IPAC Facebook group (members only) or page (public), depending on timing and the nature of the opportunity/event. Though we do not charge a fee for job postings, we encourage those who can to make a donation to IPAC. We do not provide screenshots of posts on our IPAC Facebook group with non-members.