Fairbanks residents can explore options in health careers, education and funding at the sixth annual Alaska Interior Medical Education Summit at the University of Alaska Fairbanks on Oct. 21.
UAF’s College of Natural Science and Mathematics and the UAF Community and Technical College will host the free summit from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Murie Building on the UAF campus. Preregistration is required.
AIMES helps people explore health careers in allied health and holistic, pharmacy and veterinary medicine. In 2015, 200 people attended. Carolyn Chapin, the college’s undergraduate student advisor, said the summit succeeds because it serves not only college students looking at being doctors but also a much wider group of people in the community.
“It’s for high school and college students, as well as people looking for opportunities that span the full range of health options, from medical billing to medical researcher,” Chapin said. “There should be something for everyone at AIMES.”
Doctors, nurses, phlebotomists, UAF biomedical researchers, dental technicians, veterinarians and many other professionals from across Alaska and Outside will lead group discussions, panels and hands-on activities. The conference provides information and resources about different education and funding options. Seminars will include medical research, the future of medicine and the direction of health care careers.
The event is free to the public and vendors. Preregistration is required. To register online or see last year’s program topics, visit https://sites.google.com/alaska.edu/aimes/.