Indian Health Service Trip

AANIIN, welcome!

First year medical students and staff come together as a group each Fall to organize a service trip that would be held during spring break, known as the Indian Health Service Trip (IHST). During this time, the students aspire to fulfill the following goals:

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 2018 Minnesota Indian Health Service Trip, fill out this application form. Applications are due by 11:59 pm on Sunday, October 29, 2017.

Previous Trips

IHST Report 2017

IHST Report 2016

IHST Report 2014

IHST Report 2013

IHST Report 2012

IHST Report 2011

IHST Report 2010

A special MIIGWETCH to the Byrne Foundation and Ohiyesa for their generous financial support for the first six years of the IHST. Their support has provided over eighty Geisel medical students the opportunity to learn and serve on the Bois Forte, Fond du Lac, Leech Lake, Red Lake and White Earth Indian reservations.