INMED offers support and placements in undergraduate and professional degree programs across the allied health sciences.
The University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences (UND SMHS) provides seven placements in each medical school class for fully qualified applicants from federally recognized tribes; the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine (USD SSOM) provides two placements. This commitment of placements for American Indian students has helped INMED maintain a leadership role in educating American Indian physicians. INMED personnel provide support and assistance to medical school applicants. In addition, INMED maintains educational linkages with other medical schools and can provide referral services and assist applicants in locating medical education opportunities throughout the United States.
INMED applicants are fully qualified medical school applicants and must follow the same admissions processes and deadlines as all other applicants. For more information, please visit the UND Office of Student Affairs and Admissions and the USD Sanford School of Medicine Medical Student Affairs Office.
Application steps to complete:
2. UND SMHS Secondary Application and/or USD SSOM Supplemental Application
- Provided by school after receipt of primary AMCAS application
3. INMED Application, including
- Autobiographical sketch
- Letter of Recommendation from Tribal Member/Representative
- Documentation of tribal enrollment from a federally recognized tribe
The Department of Physical Therapy offers a six-year Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) program. The Indians Into Medicine program at UND has two placements available for fully qualified students who wish to pursue an education in Physical Therapy. For more information, please visit the Department of Physical Therapy admissions page.
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 (M.O.T.) 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 support and advising for INMED students enrolled in all allied health fields, including Nursing, Medical Laboratory Science, Clinical Psychology, Counseling, Dietetics and Nutrition, Social Work, Psychology, and others. Student support includes emergency loans, tutoring, advocacy, activities and presentations, and an honoring ceremony for INMED graduates.
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.