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Office of American Indians in Medicine and Science
The Office of American Indians in Medicine and Science (AIMS) is OSU Center for Health Sciences’ designated organization for developing Native people as physicians, researchers and educators who will improve the health and wellness for citizens of Oklahoma and beyond.
Improving Health Care for Tribal Communities
American Indian and Alaska Native people have an appreciation for mind, body, and spirit as inseparable bodies when it comes to wellness. Improving the overall health of American Indian and Alaska Native communities requires the commitment of many individuals, including the next generation of Native clinicians and researchers.
AIMS works with tribes in an effort to include culture and tradition into all training programs aimed at helping to meet the health and wellness needs and education of Oklahoma’s tribal and rural communities. Through recruitment and training of rural physicians, AIMS works to help meet the health care needs of the Native American population.
Providing Opportunities and Support for American Indian Students
AIMS strives to increase the number of American Indians applying and accepted to programs in osteopathic medicine and graduate programs including the School of Allied Health, School of Biomedical Sciences, School of Forensic Sciences, and the School of Health Care Administration. Success and retention for American Indian students are a high priority for the AIMS office.