UOttawa, NV, NTI partner to secure seats, support for Inuit medical students

The University of Ottawa’s Medical School, the Government of Nunavut, and Nunavut Tunngavik Inc (NTI) have partnered to give Inuit students the opportunity to pursue medical training. The partnership ensures that up to two seats at UOttawa will be secured for Inuit students, starting in Fall 2023. Students will be provided with targeted supports such as a training allowance, childcare allowance, and tutoring. “Over the next few years, we would like several cohorts of Nunavut Inuit to begin training towards becoming a doctor,” said NTI President Aluki Kotierk. “The training and employment of Inuit health care professionals is essential for accessible, safe, high quality Inuktut health care in Nunavut.” Nunavut Inuit applicants will also receive a variety of supports through NTI and Makigiaqta Inuit Training Corporation’s Quvvariarniq Program to help them complete their applications.

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