We are not accepting applications at this time for Summer 2021, as the NAM program is in Year 2 this summer. If a spot becomes available for 2021, we will post it on our CAIMH facebook page.  

Applications for the next NAM program cycle will open in March 2022. 

NAM is a six-week summer enrichment program for college sophomores and juniors interested in pursuing health careers. The 2020 NAM Summer program will use data compiled from the Strong Heart Study, the largest epidemiologic study of cardiovascular disease in American Indians.  The dates of the program are June 21nd-July 30st, 2021. The NAM program is a 2 summer project, so students applying should be prepared to attend NAM for both 2020, and Summer of 2021. 

Program instructors include a broad range of Native American faculty, health professionals, traditional elders, and medical students. Accepted NAM students earn a stipend for living expenses. Campus housing is also available for those traveling from outside the Duluth region.

Please download our 2020 application here and mail it to: 

182 SMED
1035 University Drive
Duluth, MN 55812

Or email it to

Download Application


NAM Flyer 2020
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Medical School Pre-Admission Workshop (PAW)

The Center hosts two Pre-Admission workshops during the year: The Great Lakes Native American Applicant Workshop in the Spring, and the AAIP Pre-Admission workshop, just prior to the Association of American Indian Physicans National Conference in the fall. 


The Great Lakes Native American Applicant Workshop is being held on March 27th and 28th. This workshop is a mult-day experuience for pre-health Native American students who plan to apply to medical school within the next two years. Students will meet various faculty and staff to learn about application tips as well as research, funding, and career development opprotunities avaialble to Native Students. 


Please fill out the application by Feb 17th, 2020, and be prepared to submit your unofficial transcript once contacted by the committee. Appllicants will be contacted with an admission decision by Feb 28th. 

Apply    Great Lakes workshop flyer