2022 Blanket Ceremony group


As an Indigenous student, you can turn to the Native American Center for Health Professions (NACHP) for guidance and mentoring at every stage of your journey. We offer support and connect you with opportunities.

Educational Opportunities

We mentor pre-college and pre-health students along their pathway to the health professions. NACHP meets you wherever you are with a wide range of services and opportunities.

Wherever you are on your journey, NACHP offers support, mentoring and opportunities.
Health Professions Students Pre-Health College Students Pre-College Students

Build Your Community

NACHP hosts an annual fall welcome barbecue, monthly family dinners and trips to Native communities.

View upcoming events
2 students hugging Dr. Bret Benally Thompson

Creating Connections

Grants and Scholarships

NACHP connects you to aid that will help cover the cost of your professional education.

Find Native student scholarships

Expand Your Horizons

Organizations and events can enrich your experience as an Indigenous student at UW–Madison.

Explore resources

Megan Murphy-Belcaster
When I was still choosing schools, I came to visit, and UW and NACHP stood out as this truly authentic family. They were a welcoming and warm group of people who wanted to meet me and my family. I felt so welcomed so fast.

Megan Murphy-Belcaster, MD '23, Choctaw and Lakota Nations

Isthmus and lakes in Madison, WI

Visit Campus

To give prospective Indigenous MD students an in-depth look, we work with the Office of MD Admissions and the Office of Multicultural Affairs for Health Professions Learners to arrange a visit to campus and set up meetings with NACHP staff and current students.