Association of Native American Medical Students


President: Alec Calac (Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians – G2, MSTP)

2018 – present


Program Coordinator: Luis Gasca (MS4)

2019 – present

Recruitment and Admissions Coordinator: Paul Michael Acosta (Arawak – MS2, PRIME)

2020 – present

Youth Outreach Coordinator: Brianna Irons (Chickasaw Nation – MS2, PRIME)

2020 – present

Treasurer and Grants Coordinator: Danielle Schurr (Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation – MS2, PRIME)

2020 – present

Undergraduate Mentorship Coordinator: Colton Applegarth (Cherokee Nation – MS2)

2020 – present


At-Large Officer: Rhiannon Buchholz (Nez Perce Tribe – MS2)

2020 – present

Physician-Scientist (MD/PhD) Training Liaison: Summer Fair (Navajo Nation – MS1)

2021 – present




Faculty Advisor

Dr. Tommi Gaines, DrPH (Hopi Tribe, Navajo Nation)

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Gabriel Wardi, MD, MPH (Choctaw Nation)

AIHAC Director

Dr. Matthew Allison, MD, MPH (Chickasaw Nation)



Ashley Ott (Choctaw Nation): Internal Medicine Resident, Massachusetts General Hospital

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