Summer Opportunity in Alaska

Alaska Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) is currently promoting a brand new and exciting interdisciplinary opportunity!

UntitledThe Rural Immersion Institute of the North (RIIN) program is designed to expose pre-professional health majors to a rural and/or under-served healthcare experience. The program has been in development over the course of the past 3 years and will launch in June, 2016.

Students will have a one-of-a-kind experience traveling to some of the most remote communities in the United States in order to walk in the shoes of healthcare providers in the Last Frontier. In comparison to international experiences where students take part in high risk clinical scenarios in an attempt to enhance their resumes and skill sets, the RIIN program provides students with access to a safe, yet culturally diverse healthcare landscape that does not require them to leave the country.

The AHEC program aims to strengthen the healthcare workforce in rural and under-served communities. RIIN provides students with early exposure to rural practice, providing the perfect backdrop of rural healthcare to entice future practice in the neediest communities in our country.

Eligible RIIN applicants include undergraduate juniors and seniors, gap year students and professionals returning to graduate school including (but not limited to) the following areas of study:

  • Medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Chiropractic
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Physician Assistant
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Speech Language Pathology
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Public Health
  • Healthcare Administration

View the flyer here: Alaska AHEC Summer 2016

For more information, please feel free to contact Alaska AHEC Program Director, Gloria Burnett:

Or visit their website:


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