Mari Holderby, Optometry

“In my rotation, I learned how to be independent and autonomous in my care for patients. I saw a [very] unique culture of individuals with very rare pathologies that I don’t think I would have seen anywhere else other than Alaska. I am a stronger, more resilient doctor because of this experience.”

Meagan Meekin, Physician’s Assistant

“Southeast Alaska was such a wonderful place to do my rotation for PA school. Not only was it beautiful, the experiences I gained were invaluable. The warmth and encouragement I received from everyone was amazing. I am so thankful to AHEC for supporting and encouraging my experience in Southeast.”

Chelsea Fischer, WWAMI Medical Student

“My precepting experience at the PeaceHealth Prince of Wales clinic with Dr. Ballard, DO and Joe Burke, ANP was amazing! While I learned a lot about medicine, I learned even more what it would be like to live and practice in a rural community. As a born-and-raised Alaskan from Anchorage, I greatly underestimated the differences between urban and rural medicine. …

Cody Carson and Allison Willis, Pharmacy Students

“My experience on my pharmacy rotation in Juneau was nothing short of extraordinary. From the minute the plane started descending, I could see beautiful mountains, the glimmering North Pacific, and trees for miles. The views are absolutely breathtaking. Juneau also boasts a rich native culture, as well as an ever-growing medical community. My rotation site, The Southeast Alaska Regional Health …