A resident-led clinic that promotes the health of refugee women through advocacy and partnership

  • Jocelyn Stairs Dalhousie University
  • Navpreet Bal Dalhousie University
  • Finlay Maguire Dalhousie University
  • Heather Scott Dalhousie University
Keywords: Women’s health, refugee health, medical education, health advocacy


Implication Statement

Longitudinal global health experiences promote cultural competency and a commitment to caring for underserved populations beyond residency. This paper describes a longitudinal, co-curricular local global health experience. Obstetrics and gynaecology residents have partnered with the Family Medicine-led Halifax Newcomer Health Clinic to provide education and clinical well woman care to refugee women. This resident-led initiative meets the care needs of an underserved population while promoting resident engagement in health advocacy. 

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