Alternative Spring Breaks
Indian Health Service Trip
First year medical students and staff come together as a group each Fall to organize a service tour that would be held during spring break, known as the Indian Health Service (IHS) Trip. During this time, the students aspire to fulfill the following goals:
- To listen, observe, and begin to understand the health care and social issues facing Native communities through direct personal interactions.
- To provide meaningful community service, developed in collaboration with community leaders.
- To share what we learn by raising awareness of these issues among our colleagues and peers at Dartmouth.
During the course of the trip, students strive to learn more about Native American culture and Native health issues, while also providing direct service to the communities they visit.
To apply for the 2013 Minnesota Indian Health Service Trip, fill out the application form. Applications are due Friday, November 23, 2012.