3rd Annual Alaska Interior Medical Education Summit (AIMES)

Saturday, 25 October 2014, 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  
at Margaret Murie Biological Sciences Building on the UAF Campus

Whatever your health career goals, Aim for the Stars . . .


Goal: Striving to provide information and resources for current and potential health care professional students from
Allopathic Medicine to Zoo Veterinarian


AIMES is just around the corner and we look forward to having you join us. Whether you are a high school student, teacher, college student or already graduated, we've got a full range of health career and education options for you to explore. We are again expecting medical sessions including traditional MD as well as DO, ND, and PA information. UAF’s Community and Technical College (CTC) has two full classrooms – one for nursing careers and education programs, and the other filled with Allied Health opportunities from medical billing to dental hygienist. CTC also provides well received sessions on EMT, Paramedic Academy, and Fire Sciences programs. UAF Institute of Arctic Biology (IAB) and local veterinarians expect  a full room of students interested in options for their field as well. The final room will be for nearly a dozen specialties with food for thought for all participants.

Preregistration for participants and vendors is required - links are at left on this page. We hope you'll join us for all or part of this wonderfully informative educational event for all health careers! Also linked, is the  2013 program of events so you have an idea of what to expect. Check in starts at 8 a.m. with sessions running until 1:30 p.m. in the Murie Building on the UAF Campus (near the museum) See you Saturday at AIMES!

2013 review:

The 2nd Annual Alaska Interior Medical Education Summit (AIMES), held in October  2013  was another stellar success! There were 191 students participating in the sessions and asking questions of the 19 vendors also present at the AIMES trade show. With the increasing demand for health care professionals of all levels, AIMES provided high school and college students an opportunity to explore several dozen choices for careers and education in health related fields.

Students chose one of seven break-out sessions each hour, covering topics from writing a personal statement for medical school to volunteer experiences. Panel discussions, hands-on activities and small group discussions provided a variety of interactions for students with health care providers and educators from Fairbanks to Boston. Practioner panels provided a general overview of careers while small group discussions helped students with specific questions.

Medical sessions included traditional MD as well as DO, ND, and PA information. UAF’s Community and Technical College (CTC) had two full classrooms – one for nursing careers and education programs, and the other filled with Allied Health opportunities from medical billing to dental hygienist. CTC also provided well received sessions on EMT, Paramedic Academy, and Fire Sciences programs. UAF Institute of Arctic Biology (IAB) and local veterinarians had a full room of students interested in options for their field as well. The final two rooms for break-out sessions covered nearly a dozen specialties with food for thought for all participants. A huge thank you to all who attended, participated and helped make this a stellar health education event!


      
AIMES: Alaska Interior Medical Education Summit could not have been possible without the generous support of:


UAF College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics 
UAF Community and Technical College
Fairbanks Memorial Hospital 
IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence


and the participation of:

Christa Barlett, CPC, CMA UAF Community and Technical College (CTC)
James Barr, RT UAA Radiologic Technology Program
Jeff Baxter UAF Biology and Wildlife Dept. Manager
Kieran Bennett Pacific University Oregon
Rebecca Bruntz Interior Alaska Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
Dr. Jack Chen, MD Institute of Arctic Biology, Alaska Public Health, State Virology Lab
Dr. Robert Coker Center for Alaska Native Health Research
Dr. Rene Contreras WWAMI Medical Program
Donald Crocker UAF Academic Advising Center
Jackie Debevec CTC Advising
Rebecca Dreier UAA Alaska Natives into Nursing
Dr. Kelly L. Drew, Ph.D. UAF Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Chris Eversman  (CTC)
Dr. Andrea Ferrante, MD, PhD UAF Institute of Arctic Biology (IAB)
Jenifer Filotei, ASS, CDA  (CTC)
Teresa Flores MedEx PA
Dr. Dave Flory Fairbanks Anesthesia and the Surgery Center of Fairbanks
Deanna Fitzgerald UAF Biology and Wildlife Dept.
Cheryl Frye INBRE
John George Fire Science, UAF CTC
Lori Gildehaus ASRA
GMO-Free Alaska
Cathy Griseto UAF Department of Vet Med
Nancy Hall WWAMI Medical Program
Brandon Hamilton, National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM)
Dr. Vaughn Hoefler, DDS (CTC)
Janet Janke Colorado State University Vet Medicine
Dr. Rhonda Johnson DrPH, MPH, FNP Chair, UAA Dept of Health Sciences & Prof. of Public Health
Chuck Kuhns EMS Coordinator, (CTC)
Dr. Paul Layer Dean, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (CNSM)
Sandy Lewis UAF Biology and Wildlife Instructor
Diana Lingle Nursing Program (CTC)
Dr. Sarah Love, DVM Veterinary Internal Medicine of Alaska
Dr. Scott Luper, ND Alaska Center for Natural Medicine (ACNM)
Meghan Murphy College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
SFC Timothy Mutton Center Commander, Army Anchorage Medical Recruiting
Dr. Todd O’Hara, DVM Alaska INBRE
Hild Peters UAF College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Dr. Andrej Podlutsky Center for Alaska Native Health Research
Dr. Quentin Reuer WWAMI Medical Program
Dr. Arleigh Reynolds DVM UAF Department of Vet Med
Jen Ribar, Pacific North West University (PNWU)
John Riley, PA-C, MS MEDEX Physician Assistant Training Program
Jan Rudd Nursing Program (CTC)
Katie Schalberg, L.Ac Alaska Center for Natural Medicine (ACNM)
Eileen Weatherby Nursing Program (CTC)
Amy Weaver, OTR/L Director of Rehabilitation Services, FMH
Wells Fargo Bank
Cathy Winfree, RN, MSN  (CTC)
Kia Wise Bastyr Univeristy
Sherry Wolf, RN, MSN (CTC)
UAF’s PreMed Society and PreVet Club