WWAMI offers 24 summer students an overview of medical careers

by Kathleen McCoy  |   

WWAMI, Alaska's Biomedical Program, recruiting statewide, brought 24 students from rural, underserved and Alaska Native student populations to the UAA campus this summer. These students participated in three pathways programs designed to lead them to biomedical and medical health careers: Della Keats, U-DOC and the National Institute for Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK).

For six weeks, these talented and capable Alaska students came to campus for a high school/undergraduate instructional/transitional experience, one that will continue to support them during their undergraduate years.

While on campus, students are exposed to a plethora of learning experiences. They include but are not limited to written and oral communication skills, an introduction to UAA support programs and organizations, conducting job shadows, listening and viewing presentations from pre-med health clubs to Doctors Without Borders, taking courses in biomedical ethics, anatomy and physiology, exposure to public health issues and touring medical health facilities -- while still having time for fun, like kayaking and camping.

For more information, please view our Web site or contact the WWAMI main office at (907) 786-4789.

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