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Katie Van Atta

Katie Van Atta

Katie Van Atta is a physician assistant, certified nurse-midwife and Alaska WWAMI preceptor based in Wasilla. She enjoys working ‘cradle to grave’ as a health care provider throughout Alaska and loves training students in all aspects of medicine and midwifery.

COMMENTARY
Pictured is Katie Van Atta (right) and a RUOP student, Noelle Coniglio, in front of Camai Medical Center in Naknek, where Coniglio completed her RUOP rotation. (Photo provided by Katie Van Atta)

Rural program provides unique opportunities for medical students in Alaska

By: - November 2, 2022

Rural Alaska is one of the most challenging and exciting areas in the U.S. to provide health care.  Our state is enormous and largely inaccessible by road. Many people live hundreds of miles from the nearest hospital and their ability to travel can be limited by cost, weather, availability of aircraft, and other logistical issues.  […]