students at the diversity summit event

Health Professions Students

The Native American Center for Health Professions (NACHP) creates a community of support that stays with you throughout your experience. We connect you with educational and networking opportunities, and provide coaching and advising throughout the various stages of applying to, and pursuing, a health professional degree program.

MD Admitted Student Visit

If you have been admitted, we hope you decide to attend the UW School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school. To help you make your decision, we work with the school’s Office of MD Admissions and the Office of Multicultural Affairs to arrange meetings with NACHP staff and current students, and an admitted student reception.

Coaching and Advising

Interested in talking through your options? Reach out to us directly at

Educational Experiences

NACHP helps connect you with a variety of educational experiences across five University of Wisconsin schools.

School of Medicine and Public Health

School of Nursing

School of Pharmacy 

School of Social Work 

School of Veterinary Medicine 

Indigenous Health Education and Training Opportunities

American Indian Health Elective (open to all graduate-level health professional degree students):

  • MED SC-M 930: American Indian Health, History and Tribal Governance is a 10-week, 1-credit course designed to provide all health professions students with foundational knowledge regarding the history, structures and key health priorities of Wisconsin tribal nations
  • Content is delivered by a wide range of faculty and guest experts through a combination of virtual and in-person course sessions and guest lectures

Indigenous health-focused research opportunities:

Tribal clinic rotations (open to all health professional degree students)

Physician Assistant (PA) Tribal Health Path of Distinction

Distinguished Lecture Series promoting Indigenous health

Grants and Scholarships

Help cover the cost of your education through grants and scholarships.

Student Organizations and Cultural Events

UW SMPH ANMAS Chapter group
UW School of Medicine and Public Health ANMAS Chapter
Sarah Soderberg wrapped in NACHP blanket
My background and being involved in NACHP has given me this great lens when I’m working with people from minority backgrounds, and especially when I care for Native American individuals.

Sarah Soderberg, MD ’21, MPH, Brothertown Indian Nation of Wisconsin