Come and Walk In Our Moccasins

Indigenous Mini-Medical School
Saturday, 19 January 2019 - 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Poster with picture of four women, two with arms in plaster casts
Contact information
Contact person: 
Lisa Abel
Registration required: 
Registration details: 

Please note that participants from outside the region are responsible for their own travel and accommodations. Please register as soon as possible. 

Cost to attend: 
Free of charge
Cost details: 
There is no cost to attend.
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“Come Walk in Our Moccasins” is a Mini-Medical school hosted by the Indigenous Program at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine. This Indigenous-specific Mini-Med school was initiated in 2010 as a recruiting strategy to encourage First Nations, Métis and Inuit people to apply to our Undergraduate Medical Education Program. 

Our Mini-Med School on Saturday January 19, 2019, is intended for post-secondary students and adults.

Focusing on one aspect of human health, Mini-Med participants will learn how doctors:

  • Do a medical history and physical exam
  • Put on a cast
  • Suture or do stitches
  • … And, we will visit the anatomy lab (optional).

The Mini-Med school includes participation by a local Elder and explores the importance of integrating Indigenous culture into health care.  Our Indigenous medical students will share their personal journeys to being accepted into medical school and their experiences in the MD program.  Dr. Darlene Kitty, our Indigenous Program Director, will talk about what it’s like to practice in the Cree community of Chisasibi, and along with our Indigenous graduates, will describe the many other opportunities in the profession. Everyone will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the day.

"Come Walk In Our Moccasins" will be held at University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine, Guindon Building, 451 Smyth Rd., Ottawa, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. There is no registration fee to attend this one-day mini-medical school.  A continental breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided.  Please note that participants from outside the region are responsible for their own travel and accommodations.

The deadlines to register are as follows:
For the January 19 session (Post-Secondary/Adults), please register as soon as possible
If you are a post-secondary student and cannot attend in January, please inquire about the February 23 session for high school students / youth.

For more information and to register, please contact the Indigenous Program Coordinator at 613-562-5800 ext. 8687 or Spaces are limited!