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Holly Martinson included in Alaska's Top Forty Under 40

 |  Alaska WWAMI  |  ,

Congratulations to Dr. Holly Martinson, who has been selected for the Alaska Journal of Commerce and the Anchorage Daily News Top 40 Under 40.

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Alaska WWAMI community celebrates 50th anniversary

 |  Vicki Nechodomu  | 

On Saturday, March 5, Alaska WWAMI medical students connected with faculty and alumni over cocoa, great conversation and winter festivities in celebration of 50 years of partnership between the University of Alaska Anchorage and the University of Washington School of Medicine. Alaska WWAMI grows the next generation of physicians and expands Alaskans’ access to a high-quality medical education.

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A look inside Alaska's medical school and facilities

 |  Alaska WWAMI  | 

Explore the WWAMI School of Medical Education at UAA—an MD program offered in partnership with the University of Washington School of Medicine, which consistently ranks among the top 10 medical schools in the nation. WWAMI allows you to attend a world-class medical school while staying in Alaska and emphasizes primary and rural care—preparing you for the unique opportunities and challenges of practicing medicine in Alaska.

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WWAMI director named Alaska Family Physician of the Year

 |  Henry Randolph  |  ,

Kathy Young, interim director of the WWAMI medical education program, has received the Alaska Family Physician of the Year Award from the Alaska Academy of Family Physicians.

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Totem Rising: The making of a doctor and a life full of meaning

 |  UW Medicine  | 

Stephen Ellison is only 31 years old, but you could say his story begins thousands of years ago among a handful of Alaska Native villages on Prince of Wales Island, located halfway between Seattle and Anchorage. It wasn’t until the birth of his daughter, Bella, in Juneau, that he really began to pay attention to what doctors do. A year later, he called up family physician Taylor Dunn, M.D. ’99, the doctor who delivered Bella, to ask if he could shadow him.