Indian Health Pathway (IHP) REQUIREMENTS
The Indian Health Pathway (IHP) is open to all active medical students at the University of Washington.
Deadline for students to apply is December 1st of their entering year!
If interested in participating in IHP, please fill out the IHP application thoroughly at the following link: IHP application.
REQUIREMENTS FOR IHP CERTIFICATION
I. University Conjoint 530 (Required Course)
Indian Health Issues: Past, Present, and Future (2 credits)
Health professionals present on topics such as Traditional Medicine, Paleopathology, urban/ reservation Indian health care, mental health, Indian Health Service Policies, and more. This course is offered every winter quarter.
To be eligible for fourth year IHP clerkships, student must complete this course requirement by the third year.
II. Community Clinical Experience
RUOP or preclinical preceptorship in a setting primarily serving American Indian/Alaska Native communities. To be eligible for fourth year IHP clerkships, student must complete this requirement by the third year.
III. Scholarly Project
Focused on a health issue affecting American Indian/Alaska Native population(s), often completed as an Independent Investigative Inquiry (III), MSRTP or other research project with a focus on American Indian/Alaska Native health. To be eligible for IHP clerkships, student must complete this requirement by the third year.
III. Fourth Year Required IHP Clerkships
Successful completion of clerkships (4 weeks minimum each) in the following areas:
PLEASE NOTE: For students who have completed requirements I through III, there will be an interview with the IHP director during their third year to review progress in the pathway and to consider the student’s eligibility to complete the IHP. Students who have not completed requirements I through III will not be eligible to complete the fourth year FAMED 681 and FAMED 680 rotations.
IV. Community Engagement/ Service Learning
Participation and engagement with the Native community through CEDI, Medicine Wheel Society, AAIP, IWRI, or other venues.
Upon completion of the requirements, the student will be awarded an IHP pathway certificate and be recognized of this honor and the IHP Blanket Ceremony.
For more information contact:
NormaAlicia Pino, M.A.