Clerkship Students

Third Year Clerkships

Visit the UW Clerkship Website

Family Medicine

Visit the UW Family Medicine Clerkship Website

Anchorage – Providence Family Medicine Residency
Site Coordinators: Bob McAlister, MD

Nome – Norton Sound Health Corporation
Site Coordinator: Karen O'Neill, MD

Petersburg – Petersburg Medical Center Clinic
Site Coordinator: John Bergren, MD

Stacey Morrison, MLIS
Phone:  206-543-9425

Internal Medicine

Visit the UW Internal Medicine Clerkship Website

Anchorage – Air Force Hospital, Alaska Regional Hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center, Alaska Native Medical Center
Site Coordinator: Emily Church, MD

Soldotna – Peninsula Internal Medicine

Angie Wick
Phone:  206-543-3237

Alaska Contact:
Kristen Mitchell


Visit the UW OB/GYN Clerkship Website
Contact for all OB/GYN sites: Jamie Vickerman, 206-543-3891 or

Anchorage – Anchorage Women's Clinic
Site Coordinator: Katie Ostrom, MD

Whitney Hiatt
Phone:   206-543-3892

Fairbanks – Interior Women's Health
Site Coordinator: Karl Baurick, MD

Whitney Hiatt
Phone:   206-543-3892


Visit the UW Pediatric Website
Contact for all Pediatric sites: Carla Salldin, 206-987-2063 or

Anchorage – Providence Alaska Pediatrics
Site Coordinator: Jessica Arasmith, MD

Carla Salldin
Phone:  206-987-2063


Visit the UW Psychiatry Clerkship Website

Anchorage – Alaska Psychiatric Institute
Site Coordinator: Jenny Love, MD

Gayle Schneider
Phone:  206-744-3443


Visit the UW Surgical Clerkship Website

Fairbanks – Northern Alaska Medical & Surgical Associates
Site Coordinator: Timothy Teslow, MD

Anna Nonis
Phone:  206-685-0975

"Alaska Track"

Students who choose to be on the "Alaska Track" can complete all of the required third-year clerkships in Alaska. Special seminars and other training opportunities are available to Anchorage clerkship students, throughout the year. Clerkship students are called upon to provide guidance to Alaska WWAMI first-year students and are encouraged to participate in activities at the Anchorage Family Medicine Residency. The clinical coordinator is Dr. Tom Nighswander. WWAMI State Track Program Website

WWAMI Rural Integrated Training Experience (WRITE)

WRITE is a five-month experience that provides core clerkship credit for family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine and psychiatry. It is a continuity experience that is based in one community, providing students with the opportunity to follow patients and families over a period of time. Many students do more deliveries in this rotation than in the standard OB/GYN clerkship.

Site housing is provided, and there is enough flexibility in the program for students to have experiences in the operating room and emergency room. Alaska's WRITE sites are Palmer/Wasilla, Kodiak, and Juneau. More information about Alaska WRITE Program.

Fourth Year Clerkships

Three clerkships are required in the fourth year: Chronic Care, Emergency Medicine, and Neurology.  All of these may now be done in the fourth year, also called the "Alaska Track".

Chronic Care

Visit the UW Chronic Care Clerkship Website

Anchorage – Advanced Pain Centers of Alaska (APCA)
Site Coordinator: Larry Stinson, MD

Vickie Scriven
Phone:  907-770-3206

Emergency Medicine

Visit the UW Emergency Medicine Clerkship Website

Fairbanks – Fairbanks Memorial Hospital
Site Coordinator: Mark Simon, MD

Kathi Sleavin
Phone:  206-744-2558


Visit the UW Neurology Clerkship Website

Anchorage – Alaska Native Medical Center / Alaska Neurology Center
Site Coordinators: Brian Trimble, MD / Franklin Ellenson, MD

Goldie Pontrelli
Phone:  206-616-6992

Fourth Year Electives

Alaska WWAMI offers a wide variety of fourth-year electives, including:

  • Allergy
  • Anaesthesiology
  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • ENT
  • Family Medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pathology
  • Pulmonology
  • Psychiatry
  • Pediatrics
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Radiology
  • Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Urology

For More Information about Alaska WWAMI Clinical Medical Education, Contact:

Tom Nighswander, MD, MPH
Assistant Dean & Clinical Coordinator
Alaska WWAMI Regional Affairs
UW School of Medicine
Phone: 907-786-4742

Shyla Dema
Program Administrator
Alaska WWAMI Regional Affairs
UW School of Medicine
Phone: 907-786-4744

Dena Wiggins
Program Coordinator
Alaska WWAMI Regional Affairs
UW School of Medicine
Phone: 907-786-4747

WWAMI School of Medical Education
University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence Drive, HSB 301
Anchorage, AK  99508
Phone: 907-786-4744 or 786-4747
Fax: 907-786-4700