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Bridging Community Connections Through Healthcare Education and Training

 |  Sarah Rasmussen-Rehkopf  |  , ,

Alaska AHEC Scholar's article about improving Alaska's communities through healthcare.

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Growing Alaska's research community

 |  Michelle Saport  |  ,

UAA alumna and associate professor Holly Martinson hopes the new Biomed U-RISE program "lights a fire" in Alaska's research community by empowering undergraduate students with lab experience, mentorship and financial assistance. Martinson and co-PI, Professor Tracey Burke, welcomed the first cohort this academic year and will soon open applications for cohort two.

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WWAMI Wilderness Medicine Retreat Fosters Team Building and Readies Med Students for Local Challenges

 |  Vicki Nechodomu  | 

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.

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Opinion: the secret sauce to a vibrant physician workforce is early community exposure

 |  Barb Doty in The Frontiersman  | 

Over the summer, many young Alaska WWAMI medical students p​articipated in a transformative 4-week elective ​a​cross 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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Pharmacy Fusion: a Psychological and Pharmaceutical examination of fear!

 |  Tom Wadsworth  |  ,

Who’s ready to be scared? For this episode of Pharmacy Fusion, we're venturing into the eerie and enigmatic realms of fear, a topic that touches on both the psychological and pharmaceutical aspects of our lives.