INMED – Reimagine IndianS into MedicinE (RISE) Wy’east Pathway

The RISE Collaborative (Reimagine IndianS into medicinE) represents a partnership between three medical schools in the Western United States who are actively working to support the success of Native learners who aspire to be physicians. Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, University of California Davis School of Medicine, and Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine have joined efforts to offer a 10-month immersive learning experience called the Wy’east Post-Baccalaureate Pathway.

The Wy’east Pathway is designed to help American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) learners thrive in their journey through medicine. Wy’east provides a holistic, culturally specific framework for the successful recruitment, training, retention, and graduation of AIAN medical students.

The Wy’east Pathway is held at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon. During the pathway, scholars live in either Portland, OR (this applies to OHSU Wy’east Scholars and UC-Davis Wy’east scholars) or in Washington near Portland (this applies to WSU Wy’east Scholars). The Pathway runs from September–June. In the RISE partnership, WSU College of Medicine selects up to 4 scholars annually who are enrolled members of federally recognized tribes and meet the residency entry requirements for the WSU College of Medicine to attend this pathway. This cohort will participate with up to 16 Wy’east scholars selected by OHSU and UC Davis School of Medicine.

For more details about the program and application information, visit the website.

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