Alaska Life

Alaska’s diverse population, the need for well-trained primary care physicians, spectacular scenery, and great lifestyles make Alaska a wonderful place for family physicians to train, to practice, and to live.

Welcome to Anchorage

Anchorage is Alaska’s most vibrant cultural and commercial center. At the air crossroads between the Lower-48 states and the bustling economies of the Asian Pacific Rim, Anchorage is a strategic social and commercial epicenter. Anchorage’s unique geo-political characteristics has helped it to grow into a modern city that boasts sophistication, while maintaining a charming small-city atmosphere. With a population of 290,000, Anchorage is home to nearly half the state’s population.

A Great Place to Live

moose-anchorage_1741371cDespite its relative small size, Anchorage features over 100 miles of bike and lighted ski trails within the city limits. Outdoor activities are literally only minutes away. World-class outdoor recreational opportunities include cross-country and downhill skiing, hiking, biking, fresh and salt-water fishing, kayaking, boating, wind surfing, climbing, hunting, and dog-mushing.

joeAnchorage also leads the state in entertainment opportunities including dining, theater, nightclubs, opera, symphony, and art. Anchorage’s central location places it within relative close proximity to most of the state’s major tourism attractions. Numerous national parks and wildlife preserves are all within close driving and flying distance, making Anchorage an ideal take-off point for wilderness excursions. For more information, please visit the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce website at

A Great Place to Grow

Anchorage affords a unique and dynamic residency opportunity for those interested in rural family medicine. Anchorage is home to several modern health-care facilities.

The Alaska Family Medicine Residency clinic is conveniently located just one mile from the University of Alaska Anchorage campus and from Providence Hospital.