The WWAMI School of Medical Education is a collaboration among 6 universities in five northwestern states (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho) and the University of Washington School of Medicine. The University of Washington School of Medicine ranked as #1 in the US for Primary Care Education in 2022 by US News & World Report.

Here at UAA, WWAMI is proud to offer both the Doctor of Medicine program in partnership with the University of Washington, as well as a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Pre-Medical Studies to prepare students for medical school.


Academic Programs



News & Stories

  • wwami students in labAlaska WWAMI Medical School Partnership Ranked #1 By U.S. News & World Report

    April 12, 2022

    Alaska’s public medical school partnership earned top marks from U.S. News & World Report, according to rankings released Tuesday, March 29th.

  • Holy

    Holly Martinson included in Alaska's Top Forty Under 40

    March 31, 2022

    Congratulations to Dr. Holly Martinson, who has been selected for the Alaska Journal of Commerce and the Anchorage Daily News Top 40 Under 40.

  • students in the snow

    Alaska WWAMI community celebrates 50th anniversary

    March 9, 2022

    Physical therapist and UAA scholarship donor Pat McAdoo first encountered the university after moving to Alaska in 1985 to work at the Alaska Native Medical Center. A colleague there told her that one really needs to have some structured activities in the winter.

  • sim center

    A look inside Alaska's medical school and facilities

    February 1, 2022

    Explore the WWAMI School of Medical Education at UAA—an MD program offered in partnership with the University of Washington School of Medicine, which consistently ranks among the top 10 medical schools in the nation. WWAMI allows you to attend a world-class medical school while staying in Alaska and emphasizes primary and rural care—preparing you for the unique opportunities and challenges of practicing medicine in Alaska.




poster display session


Researchers at UAA are active in medical studies related to health disparities, cancer and community engagement. Come back soon to learn more about WWAMI research.

students at white boardHealth Education Summit

This annual event, co-hosted by Alaska WWAMI and the UAA College of Health, provides information to anyone interested in pursuing careers in healthcare including medicine. High school students, undergraduates, and college graduates are invited to attend. 

service learningService Learning

The UW School of Medicine's Service Learning program provides  students with opportunities to hone their skills while addressing the health needs of our underserved communities. 

totem Pathways Programs

WWAMI offers six Pathways giving students the opportunity to pursue a particular interest and develop knowledge and skills specifically tailored to working with specific communities domestically and abroad.

doctor outside ykhc

Rural Programs

Experience rural medicine with immersive programs such as AHEC, RUOPWRITE, and many more!

AHEC studentsPre-Med Student Programming

Learn more about opportunities to prepare for your future with WWAMI through programs such as SHPEP, ANSEP, HEART, URiM and more. Contact Alida VanAlmelo at  arvanalmelo@alaska.edu.


WWAMI logo









Phone: 907-786-4789
Fax: 907-786-4700
E-mail: uaa_wwami@alaska.edu


UAA Health Sciences Building
3795 Piper Street, Suite 301
Anchorage, AK 99504



3211 Providence Drive, HSB 301
Anchorage, Alaska, 99508