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Largest Class of Alaska WWAMI Medical Students Celebrated at Historic White Coat Ceremony

 |  WWAMI  | 

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.

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WWAMI students prepare for rural underserved opportunities with skills workshop

 |  Vicki Nechodomu  | 

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.

A light-hearted moment during the brainstorming around a kitchen table: Ian Richey and Battalion Chief Nancy Lockett came up with strategies to address the opioid threat in rural Alaska. Read More

Scholarly Spotlight: focus on research & scholarship

 |  WWAMI  | 

The opioid epidemic remains a complex and multi-faceted issue for residents of the Matanuska-Susitna (Mat-Su) Borough, Alaska. Medical student Ian Richey interviewed three local organizations to assess community strengths, describe their missions and how they help patients with substance use disorder.

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

 |  Katie Van Atta, Alaska Beacon  |  ,

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

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An Alaska Medical School Has a Record Number of Indigenous Students

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