Boosting the Ranks of American Indian and Alaska Native Physicians
recently published a piece on “Boosting the Ranks of American Indian and Alaska Native Physicians.” Read it here: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2763817.
Here’s an excerpt:
“Jasmine Curry feels lucky to be a first-year medical student. The daughter of a single mother in Arizona, she spent summers and winter breaks in Kaibeto, a small Navajo Nation town. Now, she’s looking forward to a primary care career to help combat preventable illnesses in Native American communities. ‘It’s everything my family and I have ever prayed for,’ Curry said in an article describing her nontraditional path to medical education. She is 1 of 5 first-year students at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Medical School who were in last year’s inaugural class of the innovative Wy’east program, which gives a second chance to Native American and Alaska Native students who didn’t get into medical school on their first try.”