Indian Health Service Trip
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:
- 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 2014 Minnesota IHST, fill out this application form. Applications are due Friday, November 1, 2013.
- Indian Health Alliance - Bharat Maraj
- IHST, Empowering Hope - Shawn O'Leary
- IHST, American Indian Health Partnership
- IHST, American Indian Health - Diverse Communities
- 2013 IHST Blog - White Earth
- 2013 IHST Blog - Bois Forte
- 2012 IHST Blog
A special thank you to the Byrne Foundation and Ohiyesa for their generous financial support for the first four years of the IHST. Their support has provided over fifty 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.