Indians Into Medicine
The Indians Into Medicine (INMED) Program is designed to assist American Indian students in becoming health professionals to meet the needs of tribal communities.
Program Purpose and History
INMED is a comprehensive education program assisting American Indian students who are preparing for health careers.
The program addresses three major problem areas:
Too few health professionals in American Indian communities
Too few American Indian health professionals
The substandard level of health and health care in American Indian communities
INMED was established in 1973 to address the need for health professionals to serve reservation populations. INMED is a viable means of supplying these health professionals. The program is located where American Indian health needs are the greatest. American Indian populations on the 24 reservations in North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, and Nebraska are among the most underserved in the country.