Abstract: The Australian medical education system is at a critical juncture in relation to what and how it delivers for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. Since 2004, three key organisations concerned with medical education have worked to provide a toolkit for implementation of sustainable reform within medical schools. The aim is a medical workforce trained in Indigenous health, and more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander doctors, leading to better health for Australia’s Indigenous peoples.
Notes: Doctors work in a context in which the Indigenous peoples of Australia and New Zealand bear the burden of gross social, cultural and health inequity. Doctors must be aware of the impact of their own culture and cultural values on the delivery of services, historically and at present, and have knowledge of, respect for and sensitivity towards the cultural needs of Indigenous people.
Mackean, T, Mokak, R, Carmichael, A, Phillips, GL, Prideaux, D, Walters, TR, 2007, Reform in Australian medical schools: a collaborative approach to realising Indigenous health potential, Volume:186, Journal Article, viewed 30 November 2023, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=5284.