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Halloween in Soldotna

I had to pick a holiday to identify the season rather than saying that I spent a month in Alaska in that awkward in-between time after summer and before the first snows. A sort of weather that shouldn’t feel foreign after a year in Seattle. But that said, there was no lack of activity. It […]

March in Soldotna

No surprise here – I had an incredible time in Soldotna.  The rotation exceeded my expectations and I checked more than a few things off of my clinical and life bucket list (snare a colonic polyp, see the northern lights, etc). Peninsula Internal Medicine PIM is a practice of 6+ attendings who are passionate about […]

December in Soldotna

To be honest, I was nervous about Soldotna in the winter, but it was one of the best months I’ve had yet in my whole medical education. The clinic is amazing, as others have explained. The docs up there are top notch, I think I saw more complex patients up in a day there than […]

August in Soldotna

  I spent mid August through early September in Soldotna.  My wife, Tiffany (pediatrics), joined me to work in Katy Sheradon’s Family Practice during that time.  I think plenty has been said about the quality of the rotation, but I’ll add my perspective.  John Bramante is the main doc with whom residents work.  He is […]

Soldotna, December 2010

I loved my month in Soldotna, couldn’t have asked for a better experience! December was a lovely time to be there–the days weren’t as short as it would seem, due to extended dusk and dawn, and the fresh snow was beautiful. Peninsula Internal Medicine is a very special clinic–the docs and patients are wonderful. The […]

Soldotna (Aug/Sep 2010)

I hadn’t seen the comments about Soldotna before I went. The rotation had just been highly recommended by other residents so I went. The other reason I chose Soldotna was because my girlfriend, who is a family med resident, was able to join me and work with a family doc in Soldotna. After reading the […]

February in Soldotna

Everything on this blog about Soldotna is true.  Read the other entries and check out my pictures from a road trip down to Homer (70 miles South of Soldotna).  Click on the pics for full size images. The Kenai Range

Spring in Soldotna

I just spent a month in wonderful Soldotna, AK and highly recommend it for anyone considering a WWAMI month. It’s great opportunity to experience rural medicine at it’s finest. Over half of the attendings are UW graduates and display a range of practice styles that are all top notch. An average day entails arriving at […]

Soldotna, AK

My rotation in Soldotna has been one of the highlights of my residency.  Soldotna is a small town on the Kenai peninsula, 3.5 hours drive south of Anchorage.  I flew into Anchorage and took the Homer Stage Coach shuttle bus to Soldotna, a gorgeously scenic drive with views of water and dramatic mountains (the alternative […]


I knew I wanted to take advantage of the opportunity to visit one of the WAMMI sites from the moment I heard about these amazing experiences on the interview trail.  As a third year resident I was thrilled to finally be scheduled to go to Peninsla Internal Medicine in Soldotna, AK in March.  I couldn’t wait […]