Siamit is a collaboration between Harvard Medical School and Maniilaq Social Medicine. Our mission is to provide world-class care while training the next generation of tribal health leaders, beginning in our home in Northwest Alaska.
At Harvard, Siamit seeks to build a community of skilled health workers, educators, and researchers committed to advancing an American Indian and Alaska Native health equity agenda through responsive, equitable, and lasting community partnerships. As an affiliate of the Harvard Medical School Center for Global Health Delivery, we build upon both the Center’s and the School’s missions to alleviate human suffering through teaching, research, and service—with a focus on strengthening tribal health systems through Indigenous leadership and excellence in clinical care.
Siamit provides learning opportunities for American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate, graduate, and medical students, as well as clinical rotations for residents and fellows at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Through the Center for Global Health Delivery, we support tribal health research and education initiatives across Harvard’s schools and teaching hospitals. In Alaska, our core clinical programs include primary care, social medicine, psychiatry and addiction medicine, maternal and child health, emergency medicine, and pediatric care.