Clinical Phase


During the Clinical Phase (formerly the known as the third and fourth years) of Medical School WWAMI students participate in a wide range of medical clerkships. All required clinical clerkships are available in Alaska, allowing students to remain in Alaska for the entire four years of medical school, if they so choose (TRACK Program). In addition to traditional clerkships, Alaska offers the WRITE program for students in their clinical phase who have interests in rural medicine.

Third Year Required Clerkships:

  • Family Medicine - Anchorage, Soldotna, Sitka, Petersburg, Juneau, Ketchikan and Kodiak
  • Internal Medicine - Anchorage, Ketchikan, Soldotna, Juneau and Kodiak
  • Pediatrics - Anchorage and Wasilla
  • OB/Gyn - Anchorage, Fairbanks and Wasilla
  • Psychiatry - Anchorage
  • Surgery - Anchorage, Fairbanks and Wasilla

Fourth Year Required Clerkships:

  • Advanced Patient Care - Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau
  • Neurology - Anchorage
  • Emergency Medicine - Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau and Wasilla

Elective Clerkships:

In addition to required clerkships, Alaska offers several elective clerkships. Elective clerkships are available in Anchorage and include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Cardiology
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Opthalmology
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pathology
  • Radiology

Health Insurance - Policy and Enrollment

For WWAMI students having prior, additional coverage (spousal, partner, parental, etc.), the University of Alaska Anchorage graduate benefit is an excess policy; it is always secondary and can help towards copays and deductibles. However, if the WWAMI student already has Medicaid or Tricare (Military Policy), the graduate policy becomes the primary benefit policy and Medicaid and Tricare are secondary benefit policies.

Before enrolling in our health insurance, be sure to review the Current Health Insurance Policy. To enroll complete the WWAMI/Graduate Health Insurance Enrollment Form

WWAMI students should select ONLY monthly or annual premiums.

Contact Us:

The Alaska WWAMI clinical phase is directed by Regional Assistant Clinical Dean, Barbara Doty, M.D. For further information about clinical training in Alaska, please contact the University of Washington School of Medicine regional office located in Anchorage, Alaska on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus.

Administrator of Program Operations: Shyla Dema (907)-786-4744;

Program Coordinator: Ciera Stafford (907)-786-4747;