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ProvidenceReady Alaska

Career exploration is a lifelong journey. Whether you are in high school, college, or a current Providence caregiver, making decisions about your career can feel particularly challenging. We’re here to help you learn, explore, and find the best path for you. Health care is predicted to be one of the fastest growing industries in Alaska over the next decade, so now is a great time to start or grow your health care career!

More information about career exploration, experiential learning, and workforce development efforts can be found below.

Community Partnerships – Shadowing For Allied Health, Non-provider Careers

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Working in partnership with Alaska school districts, colleges, universities and agencies, Providence has created exploration opportunities in non-provider, allied health careers. The Community Partnerships Program serves a diverse population of individuals, from K-12 to post-secondary students, as well as adult learners looking for a career change. Individuals who participate in this program oftentimes go on to pursue careers in health care.

Career exploration opportunities include general job shadowing, school or community-based career presentations, and then selected mentorship programs and work-based learning opportunities through the Anchorage School District and community partners.

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Medical Staff Services – shadowing for physicians, advanced practice providers, midwives, PhD psychologists and similar provider careers

Providence Alaska Medical Center offers shadow experience to individuals seeking a deeper understanding of the professional medical field. Email for more information and the Student Shadow Application Packet.

Please note that you are responsible for finding a provider willing to host you as a shadow. Visit Find a Doctor to search for providers.

Workforce Development Programs in Alaska

Contact the Program Manager for Workforce Development for more information

  • School Ambassador Program – offered in partnership with the Anchorage School District
  • Certified Medical Assistant Apprenticeship – offered in partnership with Providence Medical Group and the Alaska Primary Care Association
  • Phlebotomy Apprenticeship
  • Paid, non-clinical summer internships
  • Select employment opportunities for 16- and 17-year-old minors
  • Work-based English Language Learning – offered in partnership with PALI and the Alaska Literacy Program
  • Certified Nurse Assistant training – offered in our critical access hospitals in Seward, Valdez, and Kodiak

Student Clinical Rotations, Medical Social Work Internships, Resuscitation and Trauma Courses

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The Providence Alaska Learning Institute (PALI) promotes excellence in health care by providing continuous learning opportunities and a supportive learning environment for students in training.

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Clinical Rotations for medical students, AHP students, and residents

Please email Medical Staff Services to inquire about rotations for medical students, AHP students, or residents.

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