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Biomedical Scholars Program

The American Indian Health Career Ladder Biomedical Scholars will be students from Sherman Indian High School exploring careers in Health Professions.

Biomedical Scholars have the opportunity for in-depth exploration of a career in the Health professions throughout middle and high school, continuing into their college pre-health professions phase. Starting with their induction in a "white coat" ceremony, these students will receive targeted teaching and advising to smooth their path into the Health profession of their choice. The program is built around the five pillars of achievement illustrated on the Mission and Objectives page.

Features of the Biomedical Scholars program include the following:

High School Biomedical Scholars will be matched in a mentorship "pod" with Western University mentors.

Biomedical Scholars will receive targeted advising and direction to resources for academic assistance and social mentorship.

Biomedical Scholars continue to participate in monthly Saturday academies. They assume increasing responsibility in a leadership role, conducting independent research, designing and presenting topics to their peers and their families.

Biomedical Scholars perform targeted community service, through Western University club activities.

Biomedical Scholars teach professional school students, including those studying to be doctors by acting as a Standardized Patient in the WesternU clinical education program.

For details of the Biomedical Scholars admissions procedure, please visit our How to Apply page.