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ERIC Number: ED141026
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
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AISOM (The American Indian School of Medicine), March 1977.
American Indian School of Medicine, Shiprock, NM.
A compilation of descriptive, factual, and technical information re: the development of the American Indian School of Medicine (AISOM), this document describes the history and current status of AISOM and presents the 1977 projected calendar. AISOM is described as: established by the Navajo Tribal Council in 1977; developing an academic affiliation agreement with Northern Arizona University and the Maricopa County Hospital, the Indian Medical Center and other medical centers in Phoenix, Arizona; and involving a fourth year of education to take place on the Navajo and other Indian reservations in Indian Health Service hospitals and clinics. Employing a question and answer format, this document answers questions relative to the following: Indian health care; Indian doctors; an Indian school of medicine; reservation-based medical education; existing medical schools; Indian support of AISOM; Federal control/intervention; location and facilities; governance and organization; student body; instructional programs; faculty; finances; and accreditation. Also presented are AISOM's financial and personnel projections and documentation of existing Indian support for the development of AISOM. (JC)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Affiliated Schools, American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Development, Facilities, Faculty, Federal Government, Financial Support, Governance, Higher Education, History, Medical Schools, Needs Assessment, Organization, Program Development, Rural Areas, Students
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Authoring Institution: American Indian School of Medicine, Shiprock, NM.