Native Americans into Medicine (NAM)

The deadline to apply for the 2017 Native Americans into Medicine program is May 1, 2017.  

NAM is a four-week summer enrichment program for undergraduate students interested in pursuing health careers. Participants work in small groups to problem-solve case studies related to American Indian health. Dates for 2017 are June 26 - July 21 at the University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth campus.

Program instructors include a broad range of Native American faculty, health professionals, traditional elders, and medical students. Accepted NAM students earn a stipend for living expenses. Campus housing is also available for those traveling from outside the Duluth region. Click for brochure.

The pdf version of the application is available now with an online version coming soon.

2014 NAM Participants

2014 NAM Participants

Medical School Pre-Admission Workshop (PAW)

The 2017 Pre-Admission Workshop will take place July 25-26 in Shawnee, OK, followed by the 46th Annual Meeting and Health Conference of the Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP), July 27-30, 2017.  Application is due Wednesday, July 5, 2017.

This workshop offers two days of intense preparation and practice for medical school applicants or those close to initiating the process. Medical school admissions faculty, Association of American Medical Colleges staff, and other health professionals address the challenges and strategies within the process.

Scholars apply for sponsorship through the Center of American Indian and Minority Health and may attend the Association of American Indian Physicians annual conference immediately following the workshop.

Center of American Indian and Minority Health

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Our mission

The Center of American Indian and Minority Health strives to raise the health status of American Indians and Alaska Natives by:

  • recruiting and educating Native American medical students
  • increasing awareness of American Indian health care issues
  • conducting research that serves the health interests of Native American communities.

Making an impact

Since launching in 1987, we have recruited and educated thousands of Native American medical students. Thanks in large part to our efforts, the University of Minnesota Medical School is second in the nation for successfully graduating Native American medical doctors.