The University of Alaska Anchorage offers academic programs that prepare students for successful entry into the health professions. Applicants have entered medical, dental, veterinary medicine, optometry, pharmacy, and physician assistant programs following completion of pre-requisite courses at UAA. It must be emphasized, however, that there is a high level of competition for positions in professional programs. Academic performance, including scores obtained on entrance exams, health care experience, letters of recommendation, and interviews may all be determinants of the success of an applicants attempt to enter professional school. Pre-professional students are encouraged to strengthen their candidacy by completing the appropriate coursework, accumulating experience in health care and research, engaging in public service activities, and maintaining extracurricular interests.
Health professions advising is available at UAA through the WWAMI School of Medical Education, the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship, the School of Nursing, and other sources. Students interested in eventually entering medical, dental, optometry, pharmacy, and physician assistant programs are urged to meet with
Dr. Reuer encourages students to meet with him to discuss course schedules, preparation for entrance exams, completion of applications, coordination of letters of recommendation, and other topics applicable to the development of a suitable undergraduate program and effective applications to professional schools.
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