Medical education and the native Canadian: an example of mutual symbiosis.


To broaden the scope of medical education, two new endeavours were instituted at Queen's University in the fall of 1962 by the Departments of Preventive Medicine and Pediatrics - a child health program and a community medicine rotation. There still remained two major gaps: a paucity of exposure to the school-age child and no experience with populations demonstrating ethnic and cultural differences, in particular the native Canadian. Therefore, a school health program for the children on the Tyendinaga Indian Reserve was begun in 1964.

First Nations