The Northwest Native American Center of Excellence (NNACoE) works to sustainably address the health care needs of all people by increasing the number of AI/ANs in the U.S. health professions workforce.
We accomplish this by:
Recruiting the next generation. We inspire Native youth to nurture their identity as future healers. We use digital stories, text mentorship, and clinical shadowing to explore health careers.
Training tomorrow’s leaders. We prepare the Native health leader of tomorrow. We equip students for medical school through a 10-month culturally rooted pathway.
Retaining a vibrant community. We create an Indigenous learning community for Natives to ascend in medicine. We provide opportunities for connection through innovative coursework & career development.
The Northwest Native American Center of Excellence at OHSU is made possible through a five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the OHSU School of Medicine and the support of all 43 tribes in the Pacific Northwest.
Your donation helps drive our mission