Welcome to the Indigenous Health Professions Program

The goals of the Indigenous Health Professions Program (IHPP) are to train more Indigenous health professionals and to teach all future health professionals about the health needs of Indigenous peoples. The IHPP 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.

Statement on the anniversary of the death of Joyce Echaquan (September 28) and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (September 30)

Community Engagement

Indigenous Students

Curriculum Development


Truth and Reconciliation in Practice

Creating a culturally safe environment for Indigenous community members, health professionals and learners.

A special McGill Bicentennial panel event held on
November 2, 2021

Engaging Indigenous Youth: The Evolution of McGill's Eagle Spirit Science Futures Camp

A special McGill Bicentennial event where two Eagle Spirit Science Futures Camp founders, as well as a past camp participant discussed the camp's beginnings and its legacy.

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

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

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

McGill Indigenous Initiatives’ Statement on Kamloops Residential School

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).

Hiawatha flag

Haudenosaunee flag

McGill University is located on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange of Indigenous peoples. The Indigenous Health Professions Program honours, recognizes and respects the Haudenosaunee as the traditional stewards of the lands and waters on which we meet today.




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