In northern Manitoba and the Northwest Territories, aboriginal communities receive their medical care via a network of nursing stations run by the J.A. Hildes Northern Medical Unit at the University of Manitoba. Most care is provided by nurse practitioners and local health care staff, supported by weekly visits from Winnipeg-based physicians and weekend telephone consultations. It is hoped that more aboriginal students will eventually choose medicine as a career and return to live and work in their communities. The CMA helps support this goal through a bursary program for native students.
Erratum In: Can Med Assoc J 1997 Feb 15;156(4):485