WWAMI 40th Anniversary - Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011
Join us on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 to celebrate the Alaska WWAMI 40th Anniversary on the UAA Anchorage campus.
Please visit the Alaska WWAMI website to learn more about vital programs offered through Alaska's medical program.
Welcome from Chancellor Tom Case
This year we are extremely proud to be celebrating Alaska’s collaborative medical school with Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho and the University of Washington School of Medicine (WWAMI). For 40 years WWAMI has provided high quality medical education to Alaskans.
Forty years ago, Alaska became the first state to partner with the University of Washington School of Medicine, to provide publicly funded medical education to its residents in a collaborative medical school, then known as WAMI (Wyoming joined later). The first WAMI class consisted of five Alaskan students and four students from Washington who spent their first quarter in Alaska and the remainder of their medical school education at the University of Washington in Seattle. This year, 20 Alaskans will be admitted to WWAMI. These students will have the opportunity to do three of their four years of medical school in Alaska. Since it began, more than 400 Alaskans have graduated from WWAMI, many of whom have entered practice in Alaska and provided Alaskans with high quality medical care.
We invite you to join us for a special celebration of WWAMI’s 40th anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011. The celebration will take place in UAA’s new Health Science Building and will also be an opportunity to tell you more about UAA’s new Health College.
Tom Case, Chancellor