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Academic Year Programs
The Indians Into Medicine Program is a support program to students throughout the academic year providing placements in the areas of medical education, physical therapy, and occupational therapy for fully qualified students pursuing an education in these areas.
The University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences added seven placements in its freshman class each year for fully qualified INMED students. Beginning in 2015 the Univeristy of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine has added two medical school seats for entering INMED applicants who are enrolled members of U.S. federally recognized tribes. This commitment of placements for American Indian students has helped INMED to maintain a leadership role in educating American Indian Physicians. INMED personnel maintain educational linkages with other medical schools, and the program can provide referral services and assist applicants in locating medical education opportunities throughout the United States.
INMED is a national program and we encourage students from across the country to apply. Selections for INMED interviews are typically made in December, and invitations from the Admissions office are emailed shortly thereafter. The AMCAS application deadline date for both schools is November 1, 2017.
The Department of Physical Therapy offers the clinically oriented, entry level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. The first three years of the curriculum are considered to be pre-physical therapy (pre-professional curriculum). The professional component of the DPT requires three academic years and two summer sessions following completion the 90 credit pre-physical therapy entrance requirement. The Indians Into Medicine program at UND has two placements available for fully qualified students desiring to pursue an education in Physical Therapy.
Occupational Therapy (OT) practitioners are skilled professionals whose education includes the study of human growth and development with specific emphasis on the social, emotional, and physiological effects of illness and injury. OT students will complete a five year entry-level Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) degree after two years of pre-professional coursework and three years of professional OT curriculum. The Indians Into Medicine program at UND has two placements available for fully qualified students desiring to pursue an education in Occupational Therapy.
The University of North Dakota offers academic programs in a variety of other health fields. Nursing, Clinical Laboratory Science (Medical Technology), Clinical Psychology, Counseling, Dietetics and Nutrition, Social Work, Psychology, and others. Some of the career categories are not considered for IHS scholarships. Priority scholarship categories can vary and are dependent on personnel needs in Indian health. Please discuss program details and application requirements with an INMED counselor.
Master of Public Heath
Public Health is the art and science of preventing disease and disability, and fostering health in communities and populations. Some of the ways that public health achieves these goals is by measuring and monitoring health status and the risk factors for health problems, responding to epidemics and evaluating those responses, developing prevention initiatives and public policies for health problems, and promoting healthful lifestyles through education and community engagement. Public health is practiced by interprofessional teams whose members are trained in a broad array of fields.
The MPH Program at UND welcomes applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds including the social and behavioral sciences; the basic sciences; mathematics and computer science; and the humanities. In addition, the MPH is an excellent partner for all clinical degrees including medicine, nursing, laboratory science, physician assistant, physical therapy, and occupational therapy, as it expands professional opportunities in these fields. Also those who wish to apply for a clinical program find that the MPH degree can enhance their application as well as their preparation for their clinical career. Because of the diversity of our students, the program is designed for full and part-time study, as well as distance education through live broadcast of all classes. The Indians Into Medicine program at UND has two (2) placements available for fully qualified students desiring to pursue an education in Public Health.