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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.

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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.