By Caroleine James
Wrangell Sentinel 

Medical student comes to town through rural health care program


Courtesy of Christine Richter

Christine Richter, who is working at the Wrangell Medical Center for a month this summer through WWAMI, poses with her golden retriever, Bailey.

A medical student is visiting the Wrangell Medical Center for a month this summer to learn more about rural medicine and prepare herself for a future as a physician in Alaska.

Christine Richter, who recently finished her first year at the University of Washington School of Medicine, arrived in town July 22 and will stay until Aug. 19. "I was so happy when I saw I got placed here (in Wrangell)," she said. Though she was born and raised in Anchorage, she hasn't had the opportunity to explore much of Southeast and looks forward to her time in town.

As an undergraduate at University of Alaska Anch...

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