IHP Program Launch

Indigenous Health Professions Program has celebrated the official program launch and traditional naming of the program on March 1st, 2018. Elder Charlie Patton, Mohawk from Kahnawake and his wife Eileen Sawyer Patton were honored with a Blanketing ceremony for their contributions to naming the program: Eniethi’nikonhraiéntho - We'll plant a seed in their minds

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Eagle Spirit Science Futures

1-week science camp for Indigenous youth, hosted by IHPP from July 15th-21st, 2018 at McGill University. Applications for campers (grade 7/8) and junior counsellors now available. Deadline to apply is June 1st, 2018. 

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Happy Camper

Physiology student Alex Gray's first Eagle Spirit Camp visit took place a decade ago. The camp remains vivid, and Alex returns each year as a counsellor.

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The Recruiter

Dr. Kent Saylor's outreach work and his own example help launch future medical careers of Indigenous youth.

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Promoting equitable diversity at all levels

Dean Eidelman presents the Haile T. Debas Prize to pediatrician Kent Saylor, on November 24, 2016.  The Haile T. Debas prize was established in 2010, and recognizes a faculty member of any gender or ethnicity who helps promote diversity.

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Indigenous Physicians Association holds national meeting at McGill

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Building Bridges: Ashukin Program

The ISoN is launching a program providing students with the opportunity to work with Indigenous populations in both Southern and Northern Quebec, in urban, rural and remote communities.

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Welcome to the Indigenous Health Professions Program website.

The goals of the Indigenous Health Professions (IHP) Program are to train more Indigenous health professionals and to teach all future health professionals about the health needs of Indigenous peoples. The IHP Program has been developed through consultation and collaboration with Indigenous communities in Quebec, leaders of successful Indigenous Health programs at other Canadian universities, and other McGill departments and  programs.





Be health leaders in your communities! Learn more about the Eagle Spirit Science Futures, exposing Indigenous youth to the many levels of university life.

Image Programs

View our student stories featuring recent graduate Dr. Elaine Kilabuk, from Nunavut, and other current Indigenous McGill medical students.

Video Stories

The Faculty of Medicine offers Indigenous students a wide range of services to help students succeed and flourish in the community.

Mentorship Programs

The Indigenous Health Professions Program is inclusive of everyone who self-identifies as an Indigenous person.  Some scholarships, reserved seats for admissions and other programs are restricted to status First Nations, registered Inuit and Métis registered with one of the five provincial Métis organizations recognized by the Métis National Council (Métis BC Nation, Métis Nation of Alberta, Manitoba Métis Federation, Métis Nation of Saskatchewan and the Métis Nation of Ontario).