A few points are worth noting - The acceptance % of Indians is less than the acceptance % of whites. This is certainly true for MD programs. I suspect this is also true for DO programs. I haven't researched why this is the case. It could be that Indian applicants have lower MCAT scores and lower GPA's than other applicants but this is just a hypothesis. - Almost all Indians who do make it into medical schools are whites with Indian status. They are routinely mistaken for whites. They are almost always quite wealthy. They look as white as anyone else. They know very little or nothing about being Indian. In other words, they are just taking advantage of their Indian status. "Regular" Indians - those of us with dark skin - simply don't make it into medical schools. - The "Indians" - whites with Indian status - who do make it into medical schools graduate and later practice in the mainstream society like other medical graduates. Almost no one works for Indians or on the reservation. They have no interest in helping skins or serving skins. Indians don't benefit from these white doctors who have Indian status. - AAIP, the Association of American Indian Physicians, have turned away full bloods I know and denied them membership in their organization. One is a full-blood Winnemem Wintu. When he called them he was told his tribe is not federally recognized, so he could not be a member of AAIP. This is completely ridiculous. If you ask me, the Winnemem Wintu are FAR MORE Indian than any federal Cherokee. Another person is a poor, brown-skinned Chumash Indian, also a full blood. He had lost tribal status and therefore they did not let him join AAIP. My guess is AAIP seems to be controlled by whites with Indian status or white Cherokees - people like that - because they don't have the faintest idea of who is really a skin or what it means to be a skin. In short, the current system completely sucks and will continue to suck until you let brown-skinned Indians become doctors.