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Dominican Republic, Canadian Dental Relief International, and Hopes for the Future

Posted on 13 December 2015

People who visit the Dominican Republic think of resorts, snorkelling and beautiful beaches. They think of friendly, smiling people and shops for tourists to buy souvenirs.  When the plane touches down on the runway and you step onto the tarmac, you are greeted by a wave of warmth.  Palm trees wave hello in the light breeze. […] Continue Reading

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World AIDS Day

Posted on 01 December 2015

On this World AIDS Day we celebrate progress that has been made and we push to meet new goals to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. This year the UN reached their target of treating 15 million people with HIV by 2015. In their new Fast-Track Strategy, they aim to have 90% of HIV infected […] Continue Reading

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“Pharmacare is the unfinished business of Canadian Medicare”

Posted on 23 November 2015

“Pharmacare is the unfinished business of Canadian Medicare” says a new report by Pharmacare 2020, an organization comprised of a number of prominent physicians, health policy workers, and researchers. How did we get here? Why are prescription drugs not covered by Canadian medicare? Why don’t we need to show our health card when we go […] Continue Reading

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What’s Stand Up for Health?

Posted on 01 November 2015

What’s Stand Up for Health & Why is it in our curriculum? Health Canada recognizes 14 determinants that influence the health of Canadians including income, education, employment status, race, and gender identity, to name a few. As a student body we are familiar with social determinants of health, but often find learning their relevance in […] Continue Reading

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Indigenous Health in Medical Education

Posted on 22 October 2015

As a Métis medical student, Indigenous health is a topic close to my heart. Indigenous populations of Canada (which includes First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples) have unique health barriers and concerns largely based on historical, geographical and social factors. In order to address the specific health needs of Indigenous peoples, many medical schools have […] Continue Reading

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Procrastination Compilation

Untranslatable Words

Posted on 19 October 2015

Welcome to my first post for the Procrastination Compilation, which is intended to entertain you, the reader, and me, the sleepy clerk, as we all learn about things that have little or nothing to do with medicine. My first post is about untranslatable words- ideas condensed into a single word that has no single equivalent […] Continue Reading

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