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Advisors

Meet Our Pre Med Advisors

 Dr. Ian van Tets, PhD

Dr. Ian van Tets

Dr. Ian van Tets, Alaska WWAMI PreMed Advisor

 Email: igvantets@alaska.edu
Phone: 907-786-4705
Advising Meeting Link*
*We have been experiencing issues with our scheduling links. If you have a UA ID and this link does not work for you, you can schedule an appointment through Seawolf Tracks. More information is available on the Seawolf Tracks webpage. If you do not have a UA ID or continue to have issues, please reach out to the UAA COH Advising Student Success Center for assistance.

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, Ph.D.

Dr. Shannon Uffenbeck, Alaska WWAMI Advisor

Email: sruffenbeck@alaska.edu
Phone: 907-786-6975
Advising Meeting Link*
*We have been experiencing issues with our scheduling links. If you have a UA ID and this link does not work for you, you can schedule an appointment through Seawolf Tracks. More information is available on the Seawolf Tracks webpage. If you do not have a UA ID or continue to have issues, please reach out to the UAA COH Advising Student Success Center for assistance.

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.