American Indians Accessing Health Professions

Recruitment and Outreach

The next conference will be August 2017. Stay tuned for more information. Here is a preview of the last conference.

August 6–8, 2015

University of California Davis School of Medicine
4610 X Street
Sacramento, CA 95817

The Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) has partnered with three medical schools to form a two-to-three day workshop for American Indian/Native American students from western U.S. to learn about health professions. This motivational program is for Tribal Colleges, community colleges and undergraduates to preview the health professions. The goal is to inspire our American Indians/Natives to go into all aspects of health care.

2015 Program Details

This program is open to any currently enrolled college student (six or more credits) who is of American Indian/Native American background. There is no charge to participants. All travel, food and program expenses are paid.

To apply, go to the AIAHP Workshop page on the Association of American Indian Physicians website and click on the link "Apply for this Opportunity." Instructions are included on the application. The application and all related materials are due by Tuesday, June 30, 2015.


  • Health care disparities
  • Research
  • Financial Planning for Health Professions Programs
  • Health Professions Student Presentation
  • Study Skills and Test Taking Strategies
  • AI/AN Culture and the Culture of Medicine


  • Clinical Simulation Sessions
  • University Medical Center Tour
  • Native Physicians/Elders/Community Social
  • Small Group Advising Sessions

For more information, please email Michelle Villegas Frazier or Gary Lankford.

Partner Institutions include