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Student Opportunities

Southcentral Foundation considers the health and well-being of the community a top priority. We have been closely monitoring COVID-19 updates and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization, as well as state and local governments.

Due to recent events, we were informed by leadership that current student rotations are being postponed/cancelled. In light of this new information, our program recognizes we will need to prioritize these students for new rotation dates. This affects the Student Experience Program’s ability to accept new applications at this time as current students will be given priority and we are unsure when we will be able to process new applications.

Thank you for your understanding.

Southcentral Foundation’s Nuka System of Care is a relationship-based, customer-owned approach to transforming health care, improving outcomes and reducing costs.

Recognized as one of the world’s leading examples of health care redesign and a recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award, Southcentral Foundation offers several limited opportunities for students to discover and learn about primary care best practices, data and information management, integrated care, behavioral health, workforce development, improvement and innovation, and more.


11-month program

Student Experience


Extended-length, hands-on experience


Short-term observation experience

Working one on one with a pediatrician and being able to see my own patients with her guidance was one of the best experiences I could ask for.
– Resident

Very dedicated preceptors who had time to teach. Excellent friendly staff. Sufficient autonomy was allowed. And I loved the noon exercise classes!
– Student

I liked the variety of medical conditions that I saw. Everyone that I worked with was very friendly and willing to teach.
– Student

I liked the fact that everyone in my department was willing to include me on so many things, and it was not just the CMA’s including me but also all the different providers that allowed me to work with them as well.
– CMA Extern

This clinic had a strong appreciation for evidence while still keeping patient values in high esteem. I learned a great deal about methods to increase CO adherence by the ways in which we communicate and approach their care.
– Participant

This was a wonderful clinical experience! The culture and values at SCF made it a rich learning environment for a student like me. Thank you for this opportunity!
– Student

Additional Resources

Research Tribal Review

Information on the Tribal review process associated with conducting research studies at SCF