The WWAMI School of Medical Education is a collaboration among 6 universities in five
northwestern states (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho) and the University
of Washington School of Medicine. The University of Washington School of Medicine
ranked as #1 in the US for Primary Care Education in 2022 by US News & World Report.
Here at UAA, WWAMI is proud to offer both the Doctor of Medicine program in partnership
with the University of Washington, as well as a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in
Pre-Medical Studies to prepare students for medical school.
In Alaska's vast wilderness, medical emergencies can occur anywhere. The WWAMI School of Medical Education hosts an annual Wilderness Medicine Retreat at Alyeska Ski Resort to train first-year medical students in essential skills and teamwork through simulated scenarios.
Over the summer, many young Alaska WWAMI medical students participated in a transformative 4-week elective across the state. The Rural Underserved Opportunities Program (RUOP, said as “roo-op”) is for students between their first and second years of medical school that are interested in experiencing a practice in the Alaska bush. Physicians in remote communities are jack-of-all-trade, rugged individualists and those characteristics serve as healthcare cornerstones in many areas of Alaska’s Greatland.
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The state’s public medical school partnership, WWAMI, which has trained the next generation of Alaska physicians for 51 years, celebrated its largest incoming class of 25 students at its annual White Coat Ceremony on Friday, Sept. 15, 2023, at the Alaska Native Heritage Center.
As summer approaches, many of Alaska WWAMI first year medical students (MS1s) are participating in skills labs as they gear up for their Rural Underserved Opportunities Program (RUOP) placements in different parts of Alaska.
Researchers at UAA are active in medical studies related to health disparities, cancer
and community engagement. Come back soon to learn more about WWAMI research.
This annual event, co-hosted by Alaska WWAMI and the UAA College of Health, provides
information to anyone interested in pursuing careers in healthcare including medicine.
High school students, undergraduates, and college graduates are invited to attend.
WWAMI offers six Pathways giving students the opportunity to pursue a particular interest
and develop knowledge and skills specifically tailored to working with specific communities
domestically and abroad.