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.


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  • Vanessa Hiratsuka posing by water

    Faculty Spotlight: New NRC Co-Director, Vanessa Hiratsuka

     |  Chynna Lockett  |  , , ,

    Vanessa Hiratsuka from CHD and Britteny Howell from DPHS are the new Co-Directors for UAA’s National Resource Center on Alaska Native Elders. Vanessa Hiratsuka shares her hopes for the center’s future.

  • Brittney Howell pointing to hot air balloon being inflated

    Faculty Spotlight: New NRC Co-Director, Britteny Howell

     |  Chynna Lockett  |  , , ,

    Vanessa Hiratsuka from CHD and Britteny Howell from DPHS are the new Co-Directors for UAA’s National Resource Center on Alaska Native Elders. Britteny Howell shares her journey into geriatrics.

  • Maggie Winston

    Alumni of Distinction: Maggie Winston

     |  Matt Jardin  | 

    One morning in 2005, psychology alumna Maggie Winston — then a 21-year-old hairdresser and mother of twin boys living in Kenai — woke up feeling cramps between her shoulder blades. Within an hour, she couldn’t walk.

  • STEM day family dressed as health care professionals

    Children explore health care careers at UAA STEM Day

     |  Vicki Nechodomu  |  , , ,

    After a two-year hiatus, UAA STEM Day returned to campus on October 1, drawing over 1,500 community members to the ConocoPhillips Integrated Science Building to celebrate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, commonly known as STEM. Attendees, primarily children, enjoyed activities, challenges, demonstrations, tours, and planetarium shows that explored a wide range of STEM topics from biology to robotics.

  • Covid vaccine

    Line One: Vaccine access for the disabled community

     |  Alaska Public Media  |  , ,

    More than two years into the pandemic, vaccines are widely available and most health measures have been lifted. But there are still Alaskans who have difficulty accessing vaccines or who have continued health risk in spite of them. Sondra LeClair, Health Projects Coordinator, UAA Center for Human Development, discusses vaccine access for individuals with disabilities in Alaska.



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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. 

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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.

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Rural Programs

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

AHEC studentsPre-Med Student Information

See and register for upcoming workshops and opportunities to prepare for your future with WWAMI, and check out other programs such as HEARTURiM, SHPEP, and ANSEP


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