Della Keats Health Sciences Summer Program

Program Dates: June 15-July 25, 2014
Applications Begin: September 15, 2013
Applications End: March 7, 2014
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The Della Keats Health Sciences Summer Program is a program offered to high school students in Alaska through the University of Alaska WWAMI School of Medical Education. The goal of the Della Keats Program is to foster, affirm, and encourage high school students’ interest in the medical professions by allowing them to explore health-care careers and to obtain a valuable introduction to college life.

Current high school juniors and seniors in Alaska who meet one or more of the following criteria are eligible to apply for the program:

  • Come from an ethnic minority background Camping Group Photo
  • Live in rural Alaska (off the road system)
  • Be a first-generation American
  • Be the first in his/her family to go to college
  • Speak English as a second language, and/or
  • Be economically disadvantaged

Housing/Tuition-There is no cost to participants in the program and dormitory housing is provided at no charge. A small stipend is provided to help cover food and miscellaneous expenses of participating in this program.

To Apply for the Housing Director or YPM Positions
Please go to the following links: Housing Director and YPM

Alaska Native Community Advancement in Psychology (ANCAP) Program
The ANCAP program collaborated with the Della Keats Program the summer of 2013 to provide selected Alaska Native students with an interest in psychology earn PSYCH 111 college undergraduate credits and were in some courses with the Della Keats students. If you are interested or would like more information about the ANCAP program, please contact Dr. E.J. David at 907-786-6778 or .

Application Deadline: March 7, 2014

Read more about the
Della Keats Health Sciences Summer Program
and eligibility requirements:
2014 Program Q&A
DK Application

Past DK/U-DOC Student Information Request:

Ian van Tets, PhD, Co-Director
René Contreras, EdD, Co-Director
Cassandra Dale, Program Coordinator
Della Keats Health Sciences Summer Program
UAA WWAMI School of Medical Education
3211 Providence Drive, HSB 301
Anchorage, AK 99508

Phone: 907-786-1019
FAX: 907-786-4700



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The 2013 UAA Della Keats Summer Programs were generously supported and/or administered by:


WWAMI School of Medical Education 

Alaska IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE)

Center for Addressing Health Disparities through Research and Education (CAHDRE)

The Eyak Corporation

Native American Research Center for Health (NARCH)

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