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AAIP and UC Davis School of Medicine 2020 Health Professions Workshop

August 14th, 2020 8:00 AM - August 15th, 2020 - 5:00 PM

The Association of American Indian Physicians and UC Davis School of Medicine Announces the 2020 American Indians Accessing Health Professions Virtual Conference
August 14-15, 2020

Date:  August 14-15, 2020

The American Indians Accessing Health Professions (AIAHP) Conference is designed to give American Indian, Alaska Native and Indigenous students from undergraduate, community and tribal colleges exposure to different careers in the health professions, as well as the tools and mentors to help them get there. This conference is designed for AI/AN/Indigenous students who are interested in a health career, but may still be in the beginning stages of career exploration. We will provide information about careers in medicine, nursing, physician assistant, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, and policy.

The 2020 AIAHP is hosted by AAIP and the University of California Davis School of Medicine and will feature:

  • Association of Native American Medical Students
  • City of Hope
  • Indian Health Council
  • Kaiser Permanente SOM
  • Stanford University
  • UCLA
  • UC Riverside
  • UC San Diego
  • UCSF
  • UNLV
  • and more!

Preliminary Program

Friday, August 14

  • Blessing by Traditional Healer
  • "Pathways to Healthcare Professions" Plenary by Dr. Daniel Calac
  • Breakout sessions led by health professionals in the field: Medicine, Nursing and PA, Dental and Pharmacy, Public Health and Health Policy
  • How to Get Mentors and Build Relationships for the Journey
  • Health Professions Student Panel

Saturday, August 15

  • Blessing by Traditional Healer
  • Problem-Based Learning - learn and teach like a health professional!
  • Study Skills and Test-Taking Strategies
  • Service Learning and Summer Internship Opportunities
  • Preparing Your Finances for Health Professions School
  • Closing Plenary by special guest
  • Virtual Networking - connect with all participating schools and organizations!

If you are a student who is interested in attending the 2020 virtual AIAHP conference, please register by clicking on the link below:


 If you have questions, please reach out to Shea Hazarian ([email protected]) and Gary Lankford ([email protected]).