Medical Students

Are you currently enrolled in the University of Minnesota Medical School? Take advantage of the resources we offer to medical students, helping you make the most of your studies on campus and off.

Participate in your student organization

Founded in 1975, the Association of Native American Medical Students (ANAMS) is a student organization representing Native American graduate health profession students throughout the U.S. and Canada. ANAMS offers events, scholarships, a mentoring program, and many other opportunities.

American Indian Learning Resource Center

The American Indian Learning Resource Center works to enrich the cultural, academic, supportive, and social environment of the University of Minnesota Duluth campus. Working together with staff in Duluth, the center provides services to empower and aid in the success of students and to enhance their educational experience.

Ongoing events

The Center of American Indian and Minority Health facilitates a variety of events where medical students can network and learn from each other. Specifically, we offer:

  • Community and cultural integration events for incoming students
  • Pre-matriculation program for incoming students
  • Monthly CAIMH student lunches
  • ANAMS/community lunches
  • Brain Awareness/Presentation in a Box
  • Participation in community events (pow-wows, health fairs, etc.)

Students may also apply to attend Cross Cultural Medicine Workshop and the Association of American Indian Physicians Conference.

In addition, our center can help you prepare for the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE), and assist you with finding summer employment.

Read the University of Minnesota Medical School Diversity Statement.

Center of American Indian and Minority Health

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University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth 
1035 University Drive, 182 SMed
Duluth, MN 55812

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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.