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Student Stories

Slideshow: Surgical technology students scrub in for mock surgery

Surgical technology students in lab

Surgical technology students learn the fundamentals of surgical technology during simulated surgery performed in the lab at UAA.

Homer nursing students stay busy with community service and training

Nursing students standing in front of Rotary flag

School of Nursing students present to the Homer Rotary Club and receive advanced neonatal training and certification.

Aging out of Alaska’s foster care system on his own terms

Mateo Jaime

Mateo Jaime, a Legal Studies student, arrived at the court hearing that would, finally, end his years in custody of the Alaska Office of Children’s Services in a buoyant mood. At age 21, young adults “age out” of foster care in Alaska if they have not been adopted or reunified with parents. A judge approves it in a hearing that amounts to a grim bureaucratic formality: A child has passed into adulthood without the foster care system laying a path to permanent legal family for them, and now they are on their own.

Commentary: Rural program provides unique opportunities for medical students in Alaska

WWAMI RUOP students

Students provide health to underserved Alaskans and receive mentorship through Alaska's WWAMI program.

Speech-language pathology student wins Helen Bierne award

Carol Mitchell holding award money for scholarship and smiling

Carol Mitchell, a graduate student in the Speech-Language Pathology program was awarded the Helen Bierne scholarship at the Alaska Speech-Language-Hearing Association state convention.

An Alaska Medical School Has a Record Number of Indigenous Students

WWAMI Students

6 COH graduate students accepted to Project BLENDS

a teacher in a circle with her students

Project BLENDS is pleased to announce that it has accepted six College of Health graduate students for the 2022-2023 school year.

Slideshow: Medical assisting students learn EMT skills

Medical assisting students practice EMT skills

Medical assisting students learn EMT skills from UAA's Fire and Emergency Services program director during Medical Assistants Recognition Week.

Slideshow: Legal studies students present oral arguments

A student presents her oral arguments

Trial and Advanced Litigation Processes students present their oral arguments before Justice Jennifer S. Henderson in the Alaska Supreme Court Courtroom on Oct. 3, 2022.

WWAMI Students complete 4-week rotations in rural Alaska

WWAMI student camping in Nome

WWAMI's rising second-year students are on their Rural Underserved Opportunities Program (RUOP) rotations and working on summer research projects in rural Alaska.