Meet Our Pre Med Advisors
Dr. Ian van Tets, PhD
Dr. Ian van Tets, Alaska WWAMI PreMed Advisor
Dr. van Tets is a physiology professor who teaches physiology-related courses for UAA's Department of Biological Sciences and for AK WWAMI. As a result, he is familiar with both the undergraduate science programs offered at UAA and the MD program offered by Alaska WWAMI. Dr. van Tets has provided pre-medical advising to Alaskan students from 2006 onwards--initially in his role as Director of AK WWAMI's Della Keats pathways program and from 2013 as a faculty pre-medical advisor.
Dr. Shannon Uffenbeck, PhD
Dr. Shannon Uffenbeck, Alaska WWAMI Advisor
Dr. Uffenbeck is a professor and academic support coordinator for the WWAMI School of Medical Education where she teaches cell physiology to first-year medical students in addition to helping students adopt successful learning strategies for both coursework and exam preparation. Dr. Uffenbeck has spent the last four years helping prospective WWAMI students strategize their personal journey to becoming a physician.