Professional Health Program

Discover the path between you and your dreams

Launch the journey toward your dreams. When you’re accepted into the Access program, you have the support you need to forge your way to a successful academic future.

With Access, you’ll find the supportive place, people, and programs that will help you succeed.

Professional Health Program

The Professional Health Program is designed to support Indigenous persons (Status, Non-Status, Métis, Inuit) already accepted into professional health program. We work together with the Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing Ongomiizwin – Education at the Bannatyne Campus, to provide, health professional students wit supports.

Who is the Program for?

The program provides support to Health Careers Access Program Indigenous students who have been accepted into one of the Professional Health programs:

  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Dental Hygiene

In addition, study space is available in the Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing Ongomiizwin – Education at the Bannatyne Campus and provides a support network.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Access Program?

Located at The University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, the Access Program provides a support network designed to increase student success. . Major focuses are academic and personal supports. These include an extensive orientation to university expectations, common first year degree credit courses taught by Access Instructors, individualized academic advising and personal counselling.

How Does the Access Program Help?

The Access Program provides you with academic and personal supports, and financial consultation. Limited bursaries may be available for those who qualify.

Academic Support

  • Individual academic advising
  • Tutorials, Workshops
  • Tutoring supports
  • Regular meetings, with advising staff

Personal Support/Counselling

  • Individual and Family
  • Housing assistance
  • Childcare assistance
  • University/urban adjustment assistance
  • Communication and personal development workshops
  • Career counselling
  • Personal Counselling
  • Unkan Grandfather in Residence

Financial Support

We encourage applicants to explore all outside funding options. Since September 1995, many Access Programs applicants brought funding from outside sources which included Band Sponsorship, Study Assistance for Social Allowance Recipients (SASAR), scholarships and bursaries.

Students with insufficient outside funding have applied to the Manitoba Student Financial Assistance Program. Some qualified students received a non-repayable Access bursary. Provincial Bursary funding for the current intake has not yet been approved.

Financial Support Staff and Counsellors provide consultation.

How Are Students Selected?

Indigenous Health Careers Access Students are moved from (HCAP) into the Professional Health Programs (PHP) once they are accepted into their health program of study.

More Information

Access Program
Migizii Agamik, Room 221 – 114 Sidney Smith St.
The University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2
or phone: (204) 474-8000
or toll free in Manitoba: 1-800-432-1960 ext. 8000
Fax: (204) 275-6489