Medical education: How should health professions schools partner with AI/AN communities

Jennifer Erdrich, Carlos R. Gonzales

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Abstract

Many health professions education institutions exist on land once inhabited by American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). Land acknowledgment by these academic organizations is helpful, but collaborative support of AI/AN health is also needed. Because tribal-university partnerships in education are fewer than in research but just as important, this article considers health professions schools' responsibilities to offer students clinical rotations on tribal lands and to recruit AI/AN students. Such investment expands student educational opportunity, diversifies clinical workforces, and helps tribes improve health infrastructure and sustainability. This article also offers an adaptable roadmap for building such partnerships.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E851-E855
JournalAMA journal of ethics
Volume22
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2020
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health(social science)
  • Health Policy

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