Rural Immersion Institute of the North

The Rural Immersion Institute of the North (RIIN) program is designed to expose pre-professional health majors to a rural and/or under-served healthcare experience. Participants will have a one-of-a-kind experience traveling to some of the most remote communities in the United States in order to walk in the shoes of healthcare providers in the Last Frontier. Many students sign up for international experiences where they take part in high risk clinical scenarios in an attempt to enhance their resumes and skill-sets. The RIIN program provides these same students with access to a safe yet culturally diverse healthcare landscape without leaving the country. RIIN provides participants with early exposure to rural practice, providing the perfect backdrop of rural healthcare to entice future practice in the neediest communities in our country. Eligible RIIN applicants include undergraduate juniors and seniors, gap year students and professionals returning to graduate school including by not limited to the following areas of study:

• Medicine
• Psychiatry
• Dentistry
• Pharmacy
• Chiropractic
• Nurse Practitioner
• Physician Assistant
• Psychology
• Social Work
• Speech Language Pathology
• Occupational Therapy
• Physical Therapy
• Public Health
• Healthcare Administration

2017 RIIN Dates: July 12-August 2
Note: The application period for the 2017 camp is closed.

For more information, contact:
Dave Berry
Education Coordinator, Alaska Area Health Education Centers
Phone: 907-786-4853
Fax: 907-786-6511
Email: drberry@alaska.edu
Website: https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/academics/college-of-health/departments/ACRHHW/acrh-ahec/riin.cshtml