The Association of Native American Medical Students (ANAMS) is a student organization representing Native American graduate health professions students throughout the United States and Canada. ANAMS is the student representation of the Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) that was founded in 1971 as an educational, scientific and charitable non-profit corporation. AAIP’s mission is to pursue excellence in Native American healthcare by promoting education in the medical disciplines, honoring traditional healing principles and restoring the balance of mind, body, and spirit.
The OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine chapter is actively involved in providing our campus with informational speakers on current health issues, as well as health topics that affect the Native American community. ANAMS promotes its exposure and recognition throughout the medical community and strives to increase the number of Native American students in medicine.
Keith Bohanan from the Indian Health Service, left, presented information about Indian Health Scholarship opportunities available to medical school students in September as a guest of OSU-COM ANAMS. With Bohanan are Nicholas Martin, ANAMS president, Amanda Rember, ANAMS secretary, and Mason Skinner, ANAMS treasurer.