High-school students and college freshmen and sophomores: please email for pre-health information. For advising and registration information,
please schedule an appointment with the assigned advisor in either your degree program or
through Academic Advising, not through WWAMI.
Graduating and non-traditional students who are interested in entering medical school may schedule a meeting for pre-health professions guidance through the WWAMI School of Medical Education at UAA by contacting the Pre-Health Guidance Coordinator:
Alida van Almelo
Pre-Health Professions Guidance Coordinator
UAA WWAMI School of Medical Education
3211 Providence Drive, HSB 301
Anchorage, AK 99508
The University of Alaska Anchorage offers academic programs that prepare students for successful entry into the health professions. Applicants have entered medical, dental, veterinary medicine, optometry, pharmacy, and physician assistant programs following completion of pre-requisite courses at UAA. It must be emphasized, however, that there is a high level of competition for positions in professional programs. Academic performance, including scores obtained on entrance exams, health care experience, letters of recommendation, and interviews may all be determinants of the success of an applicants attempt to enter professional school. Pre-professional students are encouraged to strengthen their candidacy by completing the appropriate coursework, accumulating experience in health care and research, engaging in public service activities, and maintaining extracurricular interests.
Students are encouraged to meet with an advisor to discuss course schedules, preparation for entrance exams, completion of applications, coordination of letters of recommendation, and other topics applicable to the development of a suitable undergraduate program and effective applications to professional schools.