Sunday, March 02, 2008

AAIP program..............

The Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) is now accepting applications for the 11th Annual Patty Iron Cloud National Native American Youth Initiative (NNAYI), which will be in our nation’s capitol, June 21 – 29, 2008. 60 Native American high school students, age 16 – 18, who have an interest in the health professions and biomedical research will be awarded scholarships to attend this intense summer program.

The NNAYI Program is designed to educate high school students about the various careers in the health professions and biomedical research to explore career in “NNAYI” is a tremendous opportunity for Native high school students interested in pursuing a career in health,” says Margaret Knight, AAIP’s Executive Director. “NNAYI’s curriculum is strategically designed to prepare students for admission to college and professional schools, as well as for careers in health and biomedical research.”

During interactive workshops, students increase their skills in leadership, communication, studying and testing, networking, professional behavior, interactive learning, and time management. AAIP member physicians and health professionals serve as role models for the students and offer insights into their respective health fields, including medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, public and allied health, biomedical research, health policy development, and more. Students also learn about opportunities for mentoring and shadowing with AAIP member physicians.

To accompany the students during the program, NNAYI is currently accepting application for counselors to serve as chaperones and role models. Native American college students in health programs are encouraged to apply. Counselors receive all expenses paid, as well as a stipend at the end of the program.

Application deadline for high school students is April 18, 2008 and for counselor application is March 21, 2008. For more information, contact Lucinda Myers at the Association of American Indian Physicians at (405) 946-7072, or e-mail lmyers@aaip.org. Applications may be downloaded from the AAIP web site at www.aaip.org/programs/nnayi/nnayi.htm

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