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Tribal members recruited into medical fields

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For a young Hopi medical student, the problem was over- coming her culture's view of handling a dead body. The need for Native Americans in the health-care professions has never been greater, but the obstacles standing between them and medical degrees are often daunting, if not overwhelming. For a Navajo student, it was learning to believe that he could become a doctor when every other kid in his graduating class was going to a trade school.