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INMED's student advisers assist participating students in planning class schedules and registering for each semester. The counselors' assistance can ensure adequate and timely preparation to enter professional degree programs. INMED's academic retention services support students throughout their health career pathways.
INMED staff can also help students work through the University system and inform them of the wide variety of services, including health care, which are available to University of North Dakota students. INMED staff also offer advocacy services to participating students and assist in their interactions with University faculty and staff.
Learning Resource Center (LRC)
The INMED Learning Resource Center is located on the south end of the INMED wing on the second floor of the School of Medicine & Health Sciences and consists of a library, computer lab, and study rooms which are available to INMED students for extended hours during the week and on weekends.
The LRC atmosphere is set up to encourage effective study and camaraderie for students as well as offers reference resources such as books, audiovisual aids, and computer software in health curricula. The library contains over 2,500 books, subscribes to numerous tribal papers, and keeps a collection of periodicals geared to the Indian student studying in health-related fields. The computer lab has both Windows and Macintosh machines and offers scanning and support for both platforms as well as printing services. Computers in this area are loaded with internet capabilities and word processing programs as well as software specific to the areas of the INMED students.
Study rooms are furnished with tables for group study or tutoring , desks for individual study, and whiteboards for notes and concept mapping. Also available are projectors, microscopes, and other multimedia machines that students may need during their college career. Services available to INMED students through the LRC include photocopying, transparencies, computer technical support, duplex and color printing. INMED Staff are available to monitor LRC materials and to assist students in their research. Student assistants trained in library procedures and computer troubleshooting are available evening and weekend hours.
Tutoring is available for each INMED student on request, and weekly group sessions in core area courses can be arranged. The INMED tutoring program is very helpful for students to enhance and strengthen foundations in math and science.
Each student whose grades fall below an acceptable level for his/her particular major is placed on probation with the University of North Dakota and INMED Program. Conditions of probation include tutoring sessions, periodic instructor's evaluations, weekly advising sessions, mandatory class attendance and individual testing to identify skill areas the student should strengthen.
The INMED program offers health education sessions, educators and health professionals. These workshops focus on major Indian health issues, and have addressed such health topics as diabetes, alcoholism, domestic violence, tuberculosis, and hypertension.
An important feature of the INMED workshops is their American Indian orientation. The topics are presented with an Indian perspective on lifestyle, diet, patient compliance and health maintenance. Instructors for the seminars include IHS health professionals, national researchers and school of Medicine & Health Sciences faculty. Continuing Medical Education, Continuing Education and academic credit have been available for participation.
During college and professional school, Indian Health Service-funded scholarship students can obtain "hands-on" experience through IHS externships at Indian health facilities. INMED has assisted with placement for many students at their home reservations. The program has also placed participating students in summer research experiences that focus on Indian health needs and issues. An alliance with Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, will afford INMED medical students the opportunity to conduct cancer research among Native American communities.
Student Loan Fund
INMED maintains a Stan Gaurdipee Memorial Student Loan Fund for emergency loans to help students through financial crises situations. The fund has helped many students stay in school through difficult times.
The loan fund was initiated by the INMED Tribal board, and was named after a Board member. Financial support for the fund comes from private contributions an INMED fundraising activities.