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Year2018
Author(s)Springer.S, Pitama.S, Leslie.K, Ewen.S
Topic(s) Reviewing and Mapping Tools |
Resource TypeJournal Article
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Abstract

Since 2006 the Australian Medical Council (AMC) accreditation standards have required medical schools to comprehensively address issues related to the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia, and Māori in New Zealand. This has spanned areas of sta expertise, sta and student recruitment, curriculum and institutional leadership. These Indigenous specific standards have, until now, been absent for specialist medical college accreditation. The AMC revised its accreditation standards for specialist medical colleges in 2015, and for the first time included Indigenous specific standards. This commentary presents a guideline to support Australasian medical colleges’ responsiveness to these Indigenous specific standards.