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INMED – Reimagine IndianS into MedicinE (RISE) Wy’east Pathway 2020

The RISE Wy’east Pathway is a Postbaccalaureate pathway at OHSU in Portland, OR which runs from September – June. In the RISE partnership, WSU College of Medicine will select up to 4 scholars to attend this pathway who are enrolled members of federally recognized tribes and meet the residency entry requirements for the WSU College of Medicine. This cohort will participate with up to 10 Wy’east scholars selected by OHSU.

 

Focus of the Wy’east Pathway:

  • MCAT Prep
  • Foundations of biomedical sciences
  • Population health and health disparities
  • Academic skills and wellness
  • Clinical observation
  • Research experiences
  • Indigenous health and wellness
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Cultural activities

 

Timeline:

  • April 1, 2020: the primary application to apply will open. Apply at www.ohsu.edu/nativehealth
  • The WSU College of Medicine secondary application will be sent to eligible candidates
  • May 31, 2020: Primary and Secondary applications are due
  • June 2020: interviews
  • July 2020: applicants notified of decisions
  • September 2020 – June 2021: Wy’east Pathway at OHSU begins

 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree earned from an accredited US or Canadian institution
  • Previously taken the MCAT*
    • *Note: If your MCAT test date was canceled by the AAMC due to COVID-19, we will still consider you for acceptance into the Wy’east pathway. If this is the case, please email your cancellation correspondence from the AAMC to nativehealth@ohsu.edu. Please also include your rescheduled test date. If you have yet to reschedule your test date, you will be expected to take the MCAT at some point in the 2020 calendar year.
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of 2.6 or higher
  • Plan to apply to medical school for Entering Year of 2021
  • Enrolled membership in a federally recognized tribe
  • Meet ties to Washington or have Washington residency. Descriptions of this can be found at on admissions page under “Requirements to Receive a Secondary Application”

 

Benefits:

  • Cost to attend: FREE
  • Living stipend of $1114/month while in the program
  • Access to and exposure with medical school faculty, leadership, and students
  • Coursework and exposure to become better prepared for entry into the WSU College of Medicine
  • Conditional acceptance to the WSU College of Medicine for entering year 2021

Conditional Acceptance:

  • Satisfactorily completing the Wy’east pathway, which includes
    1. Attending all classes with no unexcused absences,
    2. Obtaining a passing score during each end-of-block exam,
    3. Completion of all weekly quizzes, and
    4. Professionalism in all aspects of pathway activities.
  • Formal AMCAS application and WSU College of Medicine secondary application in the 2020 cycle for entry in August 2021
  • Successful interview with the WSU College of Medicine during the regular interview cycle
  • Meeting a combination threshold of undergraduate overall GPA and MCAT composite score as follows:
    1. If undergraduate cumulative GPA is 3.8 – 4.0, then 27th percentile rank or higher on the MCAT
    2. If undergraduate cumulative GPA is 3.4 – 3.79, then 43rd percentile rank or higher on the MCAT
    3. If undergraduate cumulative GPA is 2.6 – 3.39, then 61st percentile rank or higher on the MCAT

Frequently asked questions can be found here.

 

The INMED – RISE program is held in collaboration with:

  • Oregon Health and Sciences University School of Medicine
  • Northwest Native American Center of Excellence
  • Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
  • University of California Davis School of Medicine
  • Washington State University Health Science Spokane

 

If you have questions, please contact the following:

WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine Office of Admissions, Student Affairs, and Inclusion at diversity.medicine@wsu.edu or 509-358-7518