AFMC & IPAC partnership released a First Nations, Inuit, Métis Health Core Competencies Framework for Undergraduate Medical Education on September 2, 2008.

This was developed through a broad consultation process with many partner stakeholders, the intent of these core competencies is to provide undergraduate medical educators with broad thematic domains around First Nations, Inuit, Métis health knowledge, skills and attitudes to engage in both patient and community-centered approaches to health care delivery with and for Indigenous peoples in Canada.

Implementation of these core competencies will help increase cultural competency and safety between Indigenous and non-Indigenous medical learners/ faculty and between physicians and Indigenous peoples/communities.