Rx: Indian doctors

Southwest Life

Rx: Indian doctors

Native American medical students hard to recruit

Dr. George Blue Spruce is seen at the dental clinic of A.T. Still University in Mesa, Ariz., last month. As an assistant dean at the school,

Blue Spruce, the nation’s first Native American dentist, is helping tribal members enter the world of medicine.

"... counselors in our Indian communities too often talk to students about a marketable skill right out of high school and not enough
about going to college.
Adults also should be vigilant about making sure kids keep their hands away from their faces after contact with farm animals."

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