The Alaska AHEC Program is pleased to announce the return of the Rural Immersion Institute of the North (RIIN). RIIN introduces healthcare students to the realities of providing care in rural Alaska. Students spend the beginning of the program in Anchorage, learning about Alaskan culture and meeting with healthcare professionals to hear about their experiences. Participants are then paired with healthcare professionals from around the state to obtain hands-on experience in rural Alaska communities. The program ends back in Anchorage, where students present their experiences and lessons learned.
RIIN is a Rural Alaskan "Edventure" for undergraduate & graduate healthcare students or professionals interested in rural health practice. All disciplines are welcome. Students may be in-state ($3,175 tuition) or out-of-state ($4,000 tuition). The price includes in-state travel, accommodations, and select meals. The program will run from June 7-18, 2023.
Schedule is as follows:
June 7 - Student arrival and check-in
June 8 - Orientation Day: Cultural center, Tribal Health Overview and Tours
June 9 - Faculty "Walking lectures" and Rural Health Simulation
June 10 - Outdoor Excursion: Glacier Cruise or River
June 11 - Rural Prep Day
June 12-16 - Rural Experience
June 17 - Debrief and Wrap-Up
June 18 - Participants Depart
Applications are currently open for Summer 2023! Deadline for applications is March 31, 2023. Apply today! (When registering, select "UAA > College of Health > AHEC" as your affiliation.)
An application fee of $25 per participant is required. After you register and pay, look for the link to the application survey with your registration email. A completed survey (sent with the registration confirmation) will be required before your application may be considered.
For more information on RIIN, contact: