Alaska Health Education Summit

  • Alaska Health Education Summit

    Explore your future in clinical, community, and behavioral health careers across Alaska

Join us this Spring to start your journey into Healthcare!

March 25, 2023  |  8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.   |   In-person and online   |   Wendy Williamson Auditorium


Hosted by the University of Alaska Anchorage’s WWAMI School of Medical Education and College of Health, the Alaska Health Education Summit (AHES) offers information to anyone wanting to learn more about the process of becoming a health professional, including students, parents, school counselors and advisors. Attendees can explore the wide range of health and social service degree programs offered at UAA, tour our labs and facilities, learn about the application process, and get tips on being a competitive applicant. Participants also have the opportunity to win prizes, including academic scholarships!


  • 9-12 Grade Students
  • Undergraduate students
  • Teachers & Guidance Counselors
  • Parents of prospective students
  • Curious community members
  • Working professionals interested in a new career or next step in their career


  • Listen to and ask questions at program faculty panel discussions
  • Meet your future professors and classmates
  • Tour labs and classrooms
  • Learn about and get tips on program application processes  
  • Browse information booths and pick up some swag
  • Enjoy free breakfast and lunch
  • Enter to win prizes, including academic scholarships 


2023 Alaska Health Education Summit

Date: Saturday, March 25, 2023
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: In person and online

The 2023 Summit will take place in person, with a light version of the agenda available for onilne participants. The event incudes keynote speakers, panels with experts from various health careers and programs, lab tours, and breakout sessions, not to mention the opportunity to win great prizes!

View 2023 Agenda & Speaker Bios 

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2022 Alaska Health Education Summit

Date: Saturday, March 26, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Online via Zoom

 The 2022 Summit will take place online and will provide keynote speakers, panels with experts from various health careers and programs, and interactie interprofssional health scenarios, not to mention the opportunity to win great prizes!

View 2022 Agenda & Speaker Bios 


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2021 Summit Archive

The 2021 Summit took place via Zoom and provided students the opportunity to learn about the competative application selection process for several clinical health programs as well as study skills and learning strategies. Panel discussions gave participants an opportunity to chat with faculty and staff from various clinical, community, and behavioral health programs across the College of Health. Students and community members may continue to use these resources to learn more about health careers in Alaska and degree programs at UAA.

View 2021 Summit resources & recordings