Association of American Indian Physicians: Student Programs Events Update
February 06, 2013
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Student Programs Events Update

February 6, 2013

AAIP's Advances in Indian Health Care Program


Hello, everyone!  We hope all of you are having a good winter season and are looking forward to the spring.  AAIP has several student events coming up in the next few months and we wanted to send out an email that puts all of them together so that all of you know about the exciting student opportunities coming up in 2013.  Scroll down for the new events we're planning and, as always, stay tuned to the AAIP website to stay current on all of the scholarship, internship and fellowship opportunities that are available.  To access our scholarships/internships/fellowships opportunities, please click HERE.

Also, follow us on Twitter to receive any up-to-the-minute updates on our activities.  Just click on the Twitter logo at the bottom of this email to follow us!

If you have any questions about the following student opportunities, please contact Gary Lankford at 405-946-7072 or email glankford@aaip.org.

AAIP and AAMC Partner for Cross Cultural Medicine Workshop in Washington, DC
March 1-3, 2013


The Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) and AAMC are partnering to replicate the AAIP Cross Cultural Medicine Workshop in Washington, DC. The workshop provides physicians, faculty, medical students, health care professionals, and others with greater understanding of Western and Traditional Medicine to enhance their cultural competence.

The objectives of the Cross Cultural Medicine Workshop are:

  • To identify strategies to improve cultural competency and communication between American Indian/Alaska Native patients and health professionals
  • To compare and contrast the similarities and differences between Western and American Indian/Alaska Native approaches to healing and health
  • To improve understanding of the role of traditional healers

Participants will:

  • Identify the critical health issues affecting Native communities in both reservation and urban settings.
  • Describe the unique health disparities that exist in American Indian and Alaskan Native communities.
  • Develop strategies to improve communication between American Indian and Alaska Native patients and health professionals.
  • Acquire knowledge of cultural views of health and improve the understanding of the role of Traditional Healers and medicine.
  • Use cultural competence skills to bridge knowledge of Traditional Medicine with Western practices.

Who will benefit from this Conference?

This conference is designed to enhance cultural competence and provide professional development to physicians, health administrators, faculty, and health care professionals. Registrants are eligible for CME credit.

Registration for this Cross Cultural Medicine Workshop is now open.  To register for this event, please click HERE

AAIP Teams with Four Corners Alliance for Pre-Admission Workshop in Phoenix, AZ
March 21-24, 2013


The Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) is teaming with the Four Corners Alliance - a partnership between the medical schools of the University of Arizona, Phoenix, the University of Arizona, Tucson; the University of Colorado; the University of New Mexico and the University of Utah - to host a pre-admission workshop (PAW) March 21-24 in Phoenix. The annual PAW is designed for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing a career in the allied health or medicine.

Margaret Knight, AAIP executive director, said the Four Corners PAW, which rotates between the participating medical schools, is a vital part of the AAIP mission to grow the healthcare workforce in Indian Country. The Pre-Admission Workshop will be an intense two days, which will give participants the necessary tools and preparation to have strong applications to medical or health programs.

Knight said the workshop topics will include sessions on: MCAT preparation; selecting a professional school; developing a personal statement; obtaining letters of recommendations; financial aid and scholarship resources; how to prepare for interviews; mock interviews with physicians; how to fill out AMCAS application; physician & medical student panel presentations; networking opportunity with faculty, staff and fellow students.

Student registration for this event is now closed.  AAIP and the Four Corners Alliance are currently reviewing all student applications received and students will be notified of their acceptance to the Workshop in mid-February 2013.  

AAIP 21st Annual Cross Cultural Medicine Workshop
Santa Fe, NM
April 25-28, 2013


AAIP will be holding our 21st Annual Cross Cultural Medicine Workshop at the beautiful Hotel Santa Fe in Santa Fe, NM on April 25-28, 2013.

Like the AAIP/AAMC Cross Cultural Medicine Workshop taking place in Washington, DC, the Santa Fe Workshop will be another opportunity to provide physicians, faculty, medical students, health care professionals, and others with greater understanding of Western and Traditional Medicine to enhance their cultural competence.

Information for the Santa Fe Cross Cultural Medicine Workshop will be coming very soon!  Stay tuned to the AAIP website and Twitter feed for registration and agenda information as it becomes available.

AAIP Announces Dates and Application for 15th National Native Youth Initiative
Washington, DC
June 22-30, 2013

The Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) is accepting applications for the 15th National Native American Youth Initiative (NNAYI), which will be held on the George Washington University campus in Washington D.C., June 22 - 30, 2013.  American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) high school students, ages 16 - 18, who have an interest in the health field and/or biomedical research are encouraged to apply.

Selected high school students will receive a scholarship that will cover airfare, lodging, and most meals during the NNAYI program. NNAYI's curriculum is strategically designed to prepare high school students for admission to college and professional schools, as well as for careers in health and biomedical research.

To fill out the student application to be considered for the 2013 NNAYI program, please click HERE.

Once you have downloaded the 2013 NNAYI Student PDS above, print and complete the form and mail it, with all supporting documents requested, to:

AAIP

1225 Sovereign Row, Suite 103

Oklahoma City, OK  73108

Stay tuned to the AAIP Twitter feed and the AAIP website:  www.aaip.org for more information.  Also, please feel free to contact Gary Lankford at 405-946-7072 or email your 2013 NNAYI Student PDS and all requested documents to: glankford@aaip.org.   

Call for Abstracts Now Open for AAIP 42nd Annual Meeting and Health Conference
Santa Clara, CA
July 29-August 4, 2013

"Promoting Wellness in Native American Communities through Exercise, Disease Prevention, and Traditional Healing"

July 29 - August 4, 2013  Hyatt Santa Clara, Santa Clara, CA

Submission Deadline: 2/15/13


ABSTRACT:
Please attach a brief abstract that is double spaced, typed, using 12-point font in Times New Roman or Arial style that indicates:

1.     Your presentation title

2.     Three Learning Objectives

3.     If your presentation is research or data based, submit a structured abstract with the following headings: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion or Conclusions.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION:

 

Margaret Knight, Executive Director  

AAIP
1225 Sovereign Row, Suite 103
Oklahoma City, OK 73108
mknight@aaip.org
Fax: 405-946-7651

 

DEADLINE: Friday, February 15, 2013

 

Registration for selected presenters will be given a reduced registration rate of $250 and are responsible for their own travel, hotel and other miscellaneous expenses. Thank you for your interest in submitting an abstract.

Association of American Indian Physicians
1225 Sovereign Row, Suite 103
Oklahoma City, OK 73108
P: 405.946.7072 | F: 405.946.7651
Website: www.aaip.org

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