Many Indigenous people are wary of doctors. Yet familiarity begets communication, and understanding improves care. I have family on reserve, so patients don’t need to tell me their whole story for me to understand. Like the program graduates before me, who work in communities up north and cities across the country, I hope to help bridge that gap and improve Indigenous access to health care, which will improve health outcomes for Indigenous people.
~ More on UBC Program Graduates Indigenous MDs to Bridge Health Gap (May 19, 2019) by Rebekah Eatmon, UBC medical undergraduate and post-graduate resident specializing in family medicine via Times Colonist.