Addressing the Need for Indigenous Physicians in the Northwest Territories
Thomsen D’Hont was born and raised in Yellowknife, NWT, and from a young age has been connected to his Métis culture and community in the North. Currently, Thomsen is a medical student at the University of British Columbia’s Northern Medical Program in Prince George, BC, and after his training he plans to return to the Northwest Territories to practise as a physician. Thomsen is passionate about primary healthcare, social determinants of health, and reducing barriers to medical education for Indigenous students. For his individual Jane Glassco Fellowship project, Thomsen is exploring how the Northwest Territories can implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action #23 for more Indigenous healthcare workers from the territory working in Indigenous communities in the territory. In his spare time, Thomsen loves cross-country skiing, mountain biking, hunting and pretty much anything else that gets him out in the bush.