MUN project helps Indigenous students become Healers of Tomorrow – CBC

Sep 13, 2021

Indigenous Health Initiative prepares Indigenous high school students for careers in the medical field

A Memorial University program for Indigenous high school students considering careers in health care kicks off its fourth edition this week.

Starting Tuesday and running until Oct. 5, the biennial Healers of Tomorrow program consists of a series of virtual information sessions that expose students to the worlds of pharmacy, nursing, lab technology and other branches of medicine.

“The intent was to provide them that experience, to interact with health-care professionals and find out what the different professions were all about,” Carolyn Sturge Sparkes, co-ordinator of the Indigenous Health Initiative, told CBC News.

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