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Indians Into Medicine Program
The Indians Into Medicine Program (INMED) is a five-year grant offered to public and nonprofit private colleges and universities to support the enrollment of American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) to pursue careers in health care. INMED raises student awareness of health care career possibilities and provides resources such as tutoring, career counseling, scholarship and financial aid-application assistance, as well as summer educational sessions and travel grants for health conference expenses.
Grantees for 2014 to 2019 are the University of Wisconsin, the University of Arizona and the University of North Dakota.
At the University of Wisconsin, the school’s Native American Center for Health Professions (NACHP) is home to the INMED Program, offering a project that provides funding and services for pre-college American Indian students to pursue Native-specific public health curricula and extracurricular programs rooted in traditional and cultural experiences. What’s more, it provides students with skills to promote the health of Native communities. For more information, contact Dr. Erik Brodt.
At the University of Arizona, the school’s Native American Student Affairs (NASA) center is the university’s hub for student support service. The AZ INMED Recruitment and Retention Team fosters collaborative efforts among the university, Arizona Tribes and various key partners to create and sustain a strong educational pipeline to support Arizona’s AI/AN students along the path into the health professions. For more information, contact Dr. Teshia Solomon.
At the University of North Dakota, the INMED provides student support and advising services, a learning resource center, financial aid advice, tutoring, a Summer Institute on advanced math and science, MCAT prep classes and a Pathway Program to ease the transition between community college and the university. For more information, contact Gene Delorme.
For more information, please visit the Federal Register regarding the Indians Into Medicine Program Grants.
Indians Into Medicine Program Contact:
Office of Human Resources
Division of Health Professions Support
5600 Fishers Lane
Mail Stop: OHR (11E53A)
Rockville, MD 20857