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University of North Dakota

University of North Dakota (UND) has made an explicit commitment to rural and indigenous populations in its diversity statement. The medical curriculum emphasizes interprofessional education and students can choose between traditional clerkships, up to 24 weeks in rural primary care, and a 44 week longitudinal experience including rural family medicine. UND also has various community research partnerships.

UND also houses the Indians into Medicine (INMED) program for American Indian/Alaska Native students. INMED is the number one school in the U.S. for graduating indigenous medical doctors. Students can network with other indigenous students and professionals, pursue externships at the Indian Health Service, and attend conferences. There are also programs to support indigenous undergraduate students in applying to medical school, help incoming INMED students transition to medical school, and train high school teachers from tribal schools in scientific research.

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