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. Precepting in Craig gave me the type of experience that I would never receive in Anchorage, or any other large city. I value it greatly and it has inspired me to pursue a career in rural medicine. I absolutely loved it, and hope to return to the Southeast in the future!”

“Thank you so much for all of your help and support through the RUOP process. I truly did enjoy my time in the Southeast.”