Indigenous peoples face significant barriers to post-secondary education. As a result, far fewer First Nations, Métis, and Inuit in Canada have a university degree than non-Indigenous Canadians. Achieving a medical degree is an even steeper climb due to a variety of factors, one of which is financial.
Currently, less than 1% of physicians identify as as Indigenous, so CMF has partnered with Indspire, a national Indigenous charity that invests in the education of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people, and established a bursary specifically for future physicians.
CMF’s Bursaries for Indigenous Medical Students is Indspire’s only bursary open to medical students across Canada.
Learn more: Bursaries for Indigenous Medical Students