The Alaska Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) presents the Rural Immersion Institute of the North (RIIN) program designed to expose pre-professional health majors to a rural and/or underserved healthcare experience. The program has been in development over the course of the past 3 years and will launch in June, 2016.
This program is a 3-week opportunity running from June 1- June 22, 2016 for students to experience a life steeped in culture and a dynamic healthcare environment.
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.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 by 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, and healthcare administration.
To Apply: Applications are available at http://bit.ly/2016RIINApplication
Please feel free to contact Alaska AHEC Program Director, Gloria Burnett for more information.
Click here for a brochure about the program.