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Who should apply to PRIME-TIDE?

  1. Students committed to a career focused on the provision of healthcare to AI/AN populations.
  2. Students potentially interested in pursuing an academic medical career with a research agenda focused on AI/AN health.
  3. Students ready to commit to the curriculum and fulfill (or exceed) expectations.
  4. Applicants with prior experience serving AI/AN populations are preferred.

Application Process

Applications to the PRIME-TIDE will be available through the UC San Diego School of Medicine secondary application. Interested applicants will check a box in the secondary application to indicate their interest in the track and compose a one-page essay (detailed instructions will be provided on the secondary application). Selected applicants will be invited for interviews with PRIME-TIDE faculty and students. Admission decisions will be made on a rolling basis.

Admission offers from the UC San Diego School of Medicine are made independently of the PRIME-TIDE program. A total of 6 students from the applicant pool may be selected for admission to the track each year.