Student Success Stories

Success Stories, Volume 1

American Indian and Alaska Native Health Professionals in Arizona

This book represents a dream of the partnership of the University of Arizona/Inter Tribal Council of Arizona Indians Into Medicine (INMED) Program and the Office of Outreach and Multicultural Affairs in the College of Medicine at The University of Arizona. Our partnership includes over 7 years of joint activities to encourage American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) students to enter health professional careers. Our activities help students explore health career options, strengthen their academic skills, develop student leadership skills, develop competitive resumes and health professional school applications, and encourage students to network and seek support along their health career pathway.

Success Stories, Volume 1 [PDF]

Success Stories, Volume 2

American Indian and Alaska Native Health Professionals in Arizona

This book is a collaborative effort of the University of Arizona/Inter Tribal Council of Arizona Indians Into Medicine (INMED) Program and the Office of Outreach and Multicultural Affairs in The University of Arizona College of Medicine. Since 2000, our partnership has enabled us to jointly sponsor activities for students to explore health career options, strengthen academic and leadership skills, develop competitive health professional school applications, and learn to network and seek support along their health career pathway.

Success Stories, Volume 2 [PDF]

Charlene Wood

Tribal Affiliation: Navajo
Current Position: Program Coordinator
Health Professional Degree(s): Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Schools Attended: Dine College (Navajo Community College) 1996, University of Arizona 2001, University of Arizona, College of Medicine 2006.
Area of Focus/Specialty: Family Medicine

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Charlene Wood

Jennifer Swift Martin

Tribal Affiliation: San Carlos Apache
Current Position: Assistant Librarian, Arizona Health Sciences Library, College of Medicine, University of Arizona
Health Professional Degree(s): BA in Chemistry; Masters of Arts in Information Resources and Library Science
Schools Attended: University of Arizona, BA 2002, MA 2007
Area of Focus/Specialty: Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Industries, Special Libraries, Drug Information Resources, Chemistry

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Jennifer Swift Martin

Charlotte Fafard

Tribal Affiliation: Gila River Pima
Current Position: Case Management Supervisor, Phoenix Indian Medical Center; Indian Health Service, Commander in the Public Health Service
Health Professional Degree(s): Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Master of Nursing
Schools Attended: University of Arizona, 1989; University of Washington, 1996
Area of Focus/Specialty: Master’s program focused on Healthcare Systems Management

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Charlotte Fafard