The Yukon Kuskokwim Area Health Education Center (YKAHEC) is sponsored by YKHC, and is one of five regional centers of the AHEC program. Alaska’s AHECs serve from Anchorage, Barrow, Bethel, Fairbanks and Sitka. The intent of AHEC is to implement educational activities involving health professions and to expose students to primary care delivery in rural and/or underserved settings.

Health Career Exploration Activities

Our staff coordinates programs for students such as classroom speakers, facility tours and job shadow experiences. Please complete our job shadow packet and our participation form if you would like to participate in this experience.

Connecting Health Students to Preceptors

YKHC hosts clinical rotations in the following departments: Dental, Optometry, Pharmacy, Medical, Lab, Diagnostic Imaging, Environmental Health and Physical Therapy. Medical Residents will be considered if they are from Alaska and in their 3rd or 4th year. International students are not considered for placement at our hospital. Our Clinical Rotation Form can be found here.

We offer students the option to apply for Travel Reimbursement. If you are interested in applying please complete this form. For instructions on completing your Cost Comparison for the Travel Reimbursement please email us at

Connecting Rural Health Providers to Continuing Education Courses

Our AHEC department supports rural providers in obtaining continuing education credits to maintain their certifications. For information on upcoming continuing education offerings please email us at

Internal training is offered for Annual Mandatory Orientation, Customer Service Training and Compass: Alaska Workforce Development. These trainings include mandatory training requirements and certifications demanded by the health care industry and The Joint Commission.

Upcoming Events

We partner and support Summer Health Programs such as this upcoming Behavioral Health camp in the Summer of 2017:  Apply online at

If you are interested in partnering with our Center please email us at

For additional resources and information: Visit Alaska AHEC webpage or Facebook

AHEC Staff

Greggory Navitsky
YK AHEC Executive Director

Susan Jones
YK AHEC Training Coordinator

Internal Training

Peri Sanders
Professional Trainer