Della Keats Health Sciences Summer Program

Program Dates: 4-6 week program between mid-June and July of 2016 
To Be Announced Mid-November, 2015

Applications Begin: November 23, 2016

Applications End: March 4, 2016

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The Della Keats Health Sciences Summer Program is a program offered to high school students in Alaska through the University of Alaska WWAMI School of Medical Education. The goal of the Della Keats Program is to foster, affirm, and encourage high school students’ interest in the medical professions by allowing them to explore health-care careers and to obtain a valuable introduction to college life.

Current high school juniors and seniors in Alaska who meet one or more of the following criteria are eligible to apply for the program:

  • Come from an ethnic minority background Camping Group Photo
  • Live in rural Alaska (off the road system)
  • Be a first-generation American
  • Be the first in his/her family to go to college
  • Speak English as a second language, and/or
  • Be economically disadvantaged

Housing/Tuition-There is no cost to participants in the program and dormitory housing is provided at no charge. A small stipend is provided to help cover food and miscellaneous expenses of participating in this program.

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Housing Director or YPM Positions

To apply, please go to the following links (if links are activated): Housing Director and YPM

Application Deadline: March 4, 2016

Read more about the
Della Keats Health Sciences Summer Program
and eligibility requirements:
Program Q&A
DK Application

Past DK/U-DOC Student Information Request:

Ian van Tets, PhD, Co-Director
Cassandra Dale, Program Coordinator
Della Keats Health Sciences Summer Program
UAA WWAMI School of Medical Education
3211 Providence Drive, HSB 301
Anchorage, AK 99508

Phone: 907-786-4737
FAX: 907-786-4700




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The 2015 UAA Della Keats Summer Programs were generously supported and/or administered by:

WWAMI School of Medical Education 

Center for Addressing Health Disparities through Research and Education (CAHDRE)

Native American Research Center for Health (NARCH)

New York Life

Alaska Airlines for a Student Flight Voucher

Providence Alaska Medical Center for use of the Auditorium for the Opening Ceremony 

Private Donors