New Medical Students Matriculate to UND SMHS
INMED welcomed incoming medical students to campus this summer for the first in-person CLIMB program in two years. CLIMB (Career & Life Instruction for Matriculation Building) is a summer program which brings together incoming INMED medical students for an intensive experience designed to foster their success in medical school. The students participated in two weeks of faculty-led sessions to prepare them for the rigors of medical school, learn personal wellness strategies, and develop a sense of community. The students also gained advice on study strategies and resources from faculty, librarians, and current INMED medical students.
A highlight of the CLIMB program was a day trip to Spirit Lake Nation Health Center near Devil’s Lake, ND. Students met with healthcare providers and administrators to discuss 638 contracting and direct health services provided by the center, including dental services provided by an INMED graduate, and toured the facility. Students also had a guided tour of Fort Totten State Historic Site. Fort Totten is the one of the best-preserved frontier military posts in the United States. The fort was built between 1868 and 1873 as a military outpost, but it served for most of its history as an Indian boarding school. The trip concluded with an opportunity to learn about and sample medicinal plants with Tribal Elder Aileen “Ana” Littleghost.
The students matriculated into the UND SMHS Class of 2026 prepared for success.
Yvette La Pierre, PhD