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Workshops and Opportunities

Throughout the year our advising team offers a collection of informatory workshops to help you learn more about our program and ultimately become a stronger applicant. 

Fall

Program Information Session for High School Guidance Counselors – This session will offer information to better help high school guidance counselors as they support those students interested in becoming physicians.  Each WWAMI student has taken a unique journey in becoming a part of the WWAMI family and it is important for our future students to understand that they have many options for preparing themselves for medical school.  We will explain what we are looking for in our applicants and how interested students can create their own unique developmental pathway that is best for them and their interests. Save The Date: September 13, 2022 from noon-1pm via Zoom. Link available with free registration.

General program information for potential Alaska WWAMI applicants – This session is for students that are interested in becoming physicians and are interested in learning more about our program and what we are looking for in our applicants.  It will contain a brief program overview, a general description of program requirements, and offer an opportunity for our program director and advisors to answer student questions. Save The Date: October 14, 2022 from 6pm via Zoom. Link available with free registration. 

Strategies for making yourself a better WWAMI candidate – This session will provide greater details into what we are looking for in our applicants and how to demonstrate those desired characteristics and skills within the framework of a medical school application. Save The Date: Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 6pm via Zoom. Link available with free registration. 

Preparing Your Application: Preparing for the MCAT – This session will provide the basic components of a good MCAT preparatory study plan.  Students will then be shown ways in which those components can be put together to create their own personal study plan. Save The Date: Tuesday, November 8th, 2022 at 6pm Via Zoom. Link available with free registration. 

Spring

Alaska Health Education Summit – Interested in an education and career in healthcare? Join Alaska WWAMI and the UAA College of Health on Saturday, March 26, 2022 to learn about pursuing a career in healthcare. More information and registration can be found at the event website.

Preparing Your Application Series Part 1:  Putting Together a Cohesive Application – This session aims to help students create a strategy for creating a cohesive application that best highlights their unique strengths. Save The Date: Monday, April 11th, 2022 at 6pm via zoom. Link available with free registration.

Preparing Your Application Series Part 2:  The Importance of Reflection in Your Experiences – The experiences section of the application is often misinterpreted by students.  This session aims to help students understand what the application committee is looking for in this critical section of the application. Save The Date: Monday, April 18th, 2022 6pm via zoom. Link available with free registration.

 

View our Google Calendar to see all events currently scheduled by the Alaska WWAMI Pre Med Advising Team.