Increasing Indigenous Representation in Medicine through Academics Engagement and Innovation (IIMAGIN)
Year Awarded: 2022
A new initiative called Increasing Indigenous Representation in Medicine through Academics, Engagement and Innovation (IIMAGIN) led by the UW School of Medicine and Public Health’s Native American Center for Health Professions (NACHP) will expand the recruitment of indigenous students into health professions. American Indian/Alaska Native (AI) professionals are underrepresented in medicine and the health professions, and there are gaps along the medical training pathway at two key stages including application to medical school and retention/promotion to faculty. IIMAGIN aims to address the healthcare workforce needs at critical intervention points along the medical training pathway by creating dedicated pre-college and college pathway programs, establishing a pre-faculty development pathway, and developing new AI health and medical curriculum offerings.