Center for Native American Health

MSC07 4246
1001 Medical Arts Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Physical Location:
Integrity Building
2nd Floor

Phone: (505) 272-4100
Fax: (505) 272-6019

Student Services

One our primary roles is to support Native students currently enrolled in health-related degree programs at the UNM HSC. In order to fulfill this role, we provide a number of resources to students which are detailed below.

PAW 2016 StudentsThe Center for Native American Health (CNAH) is sponsoring an opportunity for Native American students or para-professionals to attend an outstanding workshop. The CNAH Indigenous Pre-Admission Education for the Health Professions (i-PrEHP) Workshop will help individuals navigate the admissions process for degree programs available at the UNM Health Sciences Center (HSC).

CNAH is now accepting applications for eligible Native American students or para-professionals.


Date: May 14-17, 2017

Location: Embassy Suites, 1000 Woodward PL, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102  

Cost - For accepted participants:
  • FREE Workshop
  • 3 Nights Lodging Provided
  • Most Meals Provided

For questions or more information contact:  Vangee Nez (

To view the flyer, please click here.

DEADLINE: Application and materials must be received by 5:00pm, March 31, 2017


Who should attend?

Individuals who are preparing to apply for a  heath-related degree program at the University of New Mexico including degrees in Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, and Physical Therapy.

Eligible applicants will be:
  • Living in or around the Navajo Nation
  • Enrolled in a Federally-Recognized Tribe
  • Current students and/or working para-professionals (such as Registered Nurses seeking a Bachelors or Graduate Degree)

Ways to Apply

1. Online: Complete an online application & upload required documents at:
2. Paper Application: Download application and mail/email to:
      • U.S. Mail: CNAH Attn: Vangee Nez, MSC07 4246, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
      • Email:

Download the fillable application here.

  • Application
  • One Page Personal Statement
  • Copy of CIB or Tribal ID
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Photo of UNM students


  • Professional mentorship with CNAH faculty
  • Mentorship for Medical Student Required Research
  • Human Research Protections support (application submission and requirements)
  • Research assistance (qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis)
  • Technical assistance (PowerPoint, SPSS, etc.)

Photo of HSLIC Library interiorBooks and Supplies

  • Laptop Loan Services
  • Anatomy Models
  • Reference Books
  • Testing Preparation Materials (ACT, MCAT, GRE)
  • Licensing Preparation Materials (USMLE, NCLEX)
  • Educational Media (VHS, DVD, CD-ROM, etc.)
  • Technical and financial assistance in developing and printing research posters for presentation

Photo of person holding their hands upIndividual Support

  • Conference Travel Assistance
  • Health Sciences Center Native American Student Graduation Ceremony (Spring graduation)
  • Community outreach opportunities for current students
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Copy and Fax Services
  • Referrals to other services

If you are a current Native HSC student and would like more information on any of the above stated services, please contact  Micah Clark, Supervisor, Student & Workforce Development.