Citizenship and WICHE

You must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident of the U.S. to apply, and preference is given to residents of North Dakota or those with strong ties to the State.

However, INMED (Indians into Medicine) applicants do not have a residency requirement but do have other requirements.

Furthermore, the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences participates in the Professional Student Exchange Program administered by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), under which legal residents of western states without a medical school may receive preference in admission.

Certified WICHE students pay resident tuition if they are supported by their home state. To be eligible for this program, the student must be WICHE-certified in his/her state of legal residence prior to matriculation.

The number of students to be supported in each state in the field of medicine depends upon state appropriations.

For addresses of state certifying officers, consult:

UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences 
Office of Student Affairs & Admissions

WICHE Student Exchange Program
3035 Center Green Dr
Boulder CO 80301-9752