Other Health-Care Careers
The website of the American Dental Association (ADA) provides information for students who are interested in a career in dentistry. This includes information about prerequisite courses, the Dental Admissions Test (DAT), and general admissions requirements for U.S. schools of dentistry.
The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) website offers a list of all schools of dentistry in the United States and Canada.
WICHE Professional Student Exchange Program (PSEP) – Alaska is a supporting state of the WICHE PSEP Dentistry Program
Nursing - Programs at UAA
The University of Alaska Anchorage School of Nursing offers the following degree and certificate programs:
Nursing - Other Resources
UAA is offering a pilot distance-learning program in Occupational Therapy through Creighton University. Contact Diana Steer, coordinator of the CU/UAA Occupational Therapy Doctorate program at firstname.lastname@example.org or (907) 786-4490 for more information about this new and exciting program!
Learn more about careers in occupational therapy by visiting the website of the American Occupational Therapy Association.
Find out how you can become an optometrist at the website of the Association of Colleges and Schools of Optometry.
Visit the website of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy to learn about careers in pharmacy, schools of pharmacy, and more.
WICHE Professional Student Exchange Program (PSEP) – Alaska is a supporting state of the WICHE PSEP Pharmacy Programs
US Bureau of Labor and Statistics – information about Pharmacy Technician careers
Visit the website of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) for Association information, a description of the profession, and links to physical therapy resources on the Internet.
Physician Assistant Program at UAA (MEDEX)
UAA's Department of Health Sciences, in partnership with MEDEX Northwest, offers a Physician Assistant Training Program. Students who complete the program earn a Bachelor of Science, Health Sciences degree. Learn more about the MEDEX Physician Assistant Program at UAA
For more information about the physician assistant occupation, see the website of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, which features an overview of the profession, a listing of undergraduate and graduate programs, and PA organizations.
The website of the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine provides information about careers in podiatry (the care and treatment of the human foot).
Are you interested in sports medicine? Visit the website of the American Academy of Sports Medicine to learn more about this field.
Other Health-Care Career Programs Offered at UAA
UAA's Community and Technical College, Division of Allied Health, offers a number of programs for students interested in health-care careers. Programs offered include:
More information: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/ctc/programs/alliedhealth/
The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) provides information for students interested in veterinary medicine. This information includes veterinary school prerequisites, the application process, standardized test requirements, VMCAS (Veterinary Medical College Application Service), and links to U.S. and Canadian schools of veterinary medicine.
US Bureau of Labor and Statistics – information about Veterinary Technology
Matanuska-Susitna College now offers an Occupational Endorsement Certificate in Veterinary Assisting
US Bureau of Labor and Statistics – General health-care career information
US Bureau of Labor and Statistics – Health-care Jobs You Might Not Know About (.pdf)
Healthcare Career Information (ThinkQuest) – list of many more careers in the field of health care
OPTIONS FOR ALASKANS INTERESTED IN GRADUATE OR PROFESSIONAL DEGREE PROGRAMS NOT OFFERED IN ALASKA
The Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education (WICHE) offers two graduate-level student exchange programs to students from selected western states, including Alaska. Click on the links below to learn more about the purposes and benefits of each program and to view lists of participating schools: