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Young Medicine Movement looks for cohort applicants at Fort Belknap

Program now in third year at Aaniiih Nakoda College

Press release

A program cited as trailblazing scholarship and professional development in public health, nursing and STEM is looking for applicants as it enters its third year at Aaniih Nakoda College on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation.

“Stay tuned as we welcome a new cohort of summer 2024 scholars who will continue to pave the way in nursing, public health, and STEM, leaving an indelible mark on their communities and beyond,” the program said in a press release.

Young Medicine Movement strives to integrate culturally relevant teaching, collaboration, and mentorship through a seven-week preparatory summer program at Aaniiih Nakoda College for 20 engaged local scholars, 10 new and 10 returning, in a collaboration between Fort Belknap Tribes, Aaniiih Nakoda College, and Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.

Directed by Teresa Brockie, Ph.D, RN, and Naomi Lee, Ph.D, and coordinated by Deserae Kill Eagle, MPA, Francine Stiffarm, MPA, Robert Pour

ier Jr., BSc. and Alicia Myrick, RN, Young Medicine Movement said it prides itself on its Indigenous-led program staff that work closely with scholars to facilitate research projects, engage in scientific studies, hands-on learning, and provide mentorship for college applications as well as future research opportunities.

YMM’s students’ achievements are driven by the program’s goals of cultivating cultural empowerment, addressing community health disparities, increasing diversity in STEM, nursing and public health fields, and fostering community engagement and ownership. The scholars’ dedication and passion to increasing representation and achieving equitable health outcomes for underrepresented communities is what makes YMM so successful.

Aaniiih and Nakoda high school students who are entering grade 11 are encouraged to apply now to the YMM summer program. Applications close April 15, 2024. The program begins June 17 and concludes August 2, 2024.

Scholars will receive a stipend, laptop, opportunity to attend AISES 2024 conference in San Antonio, Texas, and more.

People can email [email protected] for more information.


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