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American Indian Track

The American Indian Physician Assistant (AIT) Track is designed to increase the number of American Indian and Alaskan Native Physician Assistants who serve in tribal communities.

During the 12-month clinical component of the AIT track, students complete several rotations at tribal clinics, Indian Health Service hospitals, rural and/or underserved facilities which serve indigenous communities.

The Department of Physician Assistant Studies believes that AIT graduates will significantly improve primary health care services in underserved American Indian and Alaskan Native communities.

Successful AITTrack applicants will:

  • Fulfill all admission requirements to the ASHS PA program (see the PA program “Admission Requirements”)
  • Be of American Indian or Alaskan Native descent
  • Demonstrate involvement in their native community
  • Express a desire and plan to work as a Physician Assistant within American Indian or Alaskan Native communities upon graduation