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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.

Aims Students Education and Training

Education and Training

Strengthen the clinical education and cultural competence for American Indian health issues and social determinants of health through the curriculum, research, professional development, and outreach opportunities for medical students, fellows, and faculty.

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AIMS recruitment

Recruitment and Support

Increase the number of competitive American Indian applicants to OSU-CHS graduate and medical programs through structured activities developed with tribal and institutional partners as part of an educational path—Native Pathways

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AIMS Research and Retention


Facilitate student and faculty research on issues related to the delivery of health care, health equity, and on health disparities that disproportionately affect American Indian populations.

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AIMS Collaboration


Enhance American Indian student academic performance to increase first-time pass rates on medical licensing examinations; ensure on-time graduation; and develop professional development programs to improve recruitment, training, and retention of American Indian faculty.

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