College of Health News

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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

 |  Native News Online  |  ,

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Op-Ed: Increasing sexual assault response resources must be a priority in Alaska

 |  Jessica Reisinger, Alaska Beacon  | 

Medical student, Miss Alaska, writes that victims are not getting the care they need, especially in rural communities

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Many Alaska pharmacies are understaffed, leading to sporadic hours and patients turned away

 |  Anchorage Daily News  | 

Signs of a worsening pharmacist shortage in Alaska are everywhere: reduced hours at Anchorage pharmacies. Significant signing bonuses and multiple job offers for newly graduated pharmacy students. Patients being told to come back the next day to pick up prescriptions due to short staffing. Tom Wadsworth, dean of the University of Alaska Anchorage’s pharmacy program, discusses the need for pharmacists in Alaska.

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UAA graduates help address pharmacy workforce shortages in Alaska

 |  State of Reform  | 

Graduates from the University of Alaska Anchorage’s (UAA) Doctor of Pharmacy Program have proven to be instrumental in helping the state address its pharmaceutical workforce shortage.