Rural Immersion Institute of the North
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Alaska Area Health Education Centers Program, University of Alaska Anchorage
The Rural Immersion Institute of the North is a program
of the Alaska Area Health Education Center (AHEC). It is
a 10 day summer educational experience designed to
introduce health professions students to rural healthcare
experiences. The program goal is to offer training and
experience to empower students to pursue rural practice
and opportunities in graduate school and beyond.
- Learn about Alaskan culture
- Meet with healthcare professionals
- Be paired with healthcare professionals for hands-on
rural healthcare experiences
- Present about lessons learned
Eligible participants include undergraduate juniors,
seniors, gap year students, and graduate students in the
full spectrum of pre-professional health careers.
Licensed professionals are welcome to apply and will be
accepted on a case by case basis.
Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Amount of funding
The program fee is $3,500, which covers lodging, program
transportation, rural site airfare, instruction,
supplies, and some meals.
Students are responsible for other meals and round-trip
airfare to Anchorage, as well as the cost of the
background check and any necessary vaccinations.
Limited scholarships are available.
Health occupations · Health workforce · Health workforce education and training · Health workforce pipeline
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