ERIC Number: ED262935
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Indians into Medicine.
Beiswenger, James N.
Located at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine, Indians Into Medicine (INMED) is a multi-faceted program providing academic, financial, and personal support for Indian students preparing for health careers. The program has the following goals: (1) increase awareness and motivation among Indian students with the potential for health careers; (2) enroll students in the proper curriculums; (3) provide support needed for successful academic achievement; (4) develop academic programs to enhance Indian health care; and (5) place Indian health professionals in service to Indian communities. INMED's Summer Institute--for Indian students at junior high and high school, college, and pre-med levels--provides academic enrichment sessions along with field trips, recreation, pow-wows, and Indian awareness workshops. Full-year academic programs are available at any undergraduate or graduate level, and INMED helps students obtain scholarships and other financial aid. Support services include counseling and advisement, a Learning Resource Center, tutorial assistance, a student organization, field work experiences, and seminars on specific Indian health issues. This brochure, prepared for prospective INMED participants, includes addresses and phone numbers for those wishing to apply or obtain further information. (JHZ)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Allied Health Occupations Education, American Indian Education, American Indians, Enrichment Activities, Health Occupations, Higher Education, Medical Education, Medical Schools, Medical Students, Pamphlets, Premedical Students, Program Descriptions, Remedial Programs, Secondary Education, Services, Student Financial Aid, Student Personnel Services, Summer Programs, Supplementary Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: Indian Health Service (PHS/HSA), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks. School of Medicine.