Pacific Northwest University
Medical Student Program
Learn Where You Live!
Pacific Northwest University has designed and initiated one of the most unique medical education models in existence today. Medical students enrolled at PNWU attend classes in Yakima, Washington for the first two years of medical school but spend the last two years at a Regional Campus, such as Fairbanks, Alaska. During those two years, students are placed in clinical rotations with local physicians, surgeons and specialists to learn the practice of medicine in the most direct and meaningful way possible. Students are also required to attend weekly lectures each Friday delivered by video teleconference to our comfortable multi-media rooms.
For Alaskan students, this is the best of all worlds. It is now possible to attend a medical school located in the Northwestern states fairly close to Alaska. In addition, the last two years are actually spent living and learning in Alaska. Alaskan students are conveniently near home and are studying with Alaskan healthcare providers who may even be known to the student or the student’s family.
Interior Alaska AHEC, along with clinics and hospitals supporting this program in the Interior, urge all students planning to pursue medicine as a career to read more about this innovative and effective program. The first two students to complete this program in Fairbanks are graduating in May 2012 and will be returning to their hometown to practice as physicians, educated here….in the Interior of Alaska!
For more information about the school:
To speak with the Regional Coordinator in Fairbanks:
Russell D. Amerson, PhD
Pacific Northwest University of Health Services
Phone: (907) 458-6409