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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    Hidden Homelessness

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    The UAA Hunger and Homelessness Support Network (HHSN) was created to identify and combat housing insecurities that students face. UAA Alumni and current Academic Advisor Jennifer Spencer is one of the three people serving as HHSN Chair. She explains how she uses her personal experiences with homelessness to help find solutions for students.

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    Social Work alumna and UAA’s newest fulbright scholar is New Zealand bound

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    Ever since she was six years old, Panikaa Teeple, B.S.W. Social Work ’21, knew that spreading love was her life’s purpose. Next year, Teeple will have the opportunity to spread love internationally as UAA’s latest recipient of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant, which provides students in more than 140 countries the opportunity to pursue graduate study and research abroad.

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    Lifetimes of helping

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    When human services and social work alumna Cass Pook says she has always been a helper, she’s not just referring to her nature as an empathetic and compassionate listener. “Culturally, it's in my DNA to be a helper,” said Pook. “Looking back on it throughout history, 100 or 200 years ago I would have been doing the same thing. I was born to be a social worker.”

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    Growing Alaska's research community

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    UAA alumna and associate professor Holly Martinson hopes the new Biomed U-RISE program "lights a fire" in Alaska's research community by empowering undergraduate students with lab experience, mentorship and financial assistance. Martinson and co-PI, Professor Tracey Burke, welcomed the first cohort this academic year and will soon open applications for cohort two.

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    Alaska’s domestic violence council explores restorative justice methods in court sentencing

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    Restorative justice is a form of resolution that allows victims of crimes to work with the criminal justice system to address and correct the harm caused. UAA’s Ingrid Johnson from the Justice Center and Rei Shimizu from the School of Social Work spoke to the Alaska Beacon about how restorative justice can be used in cases of domestic violence.



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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.

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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. 

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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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