We work with prospective students, current students and health professionals to serve as a central location for opportunities of growth, professional development, mentorship, research and support. 

We focus on five primary objectives as part of our mission:

  1. Enhance recruitment of Native students to UW health professional schools and programs
  2. Improve the Native health professional student experience
  3. Establish and enhance Native health education opportunities
  4. Recruit, retain and develop Native faculty
  5. Grow Native health academic programs, in both research and education, with tribal communities

We are healers - these are our stories

American Indians face some of the most striking health disparities of any racial or ethnic group, but there are relatively few Native health providers. We Are Healers is changing this by increasing the number of American Indian health professionals who provide culturally appropriate, high quality health care to our communities.
Lakita recently became the first in her family to earn a bachelor's degree, and now she's aiming even higher. As a student in the Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine, she hopes to work as a family medicine physician within a tribal community.

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We offer innovative ways to continue to enhance our pathways of Native health professional students, as well as keep students connected to Native health and wellness issues.

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