Student-Alumni Informational Discussions (SAID)
“The students are always engaged and grateful for the candid conversation and the connection we make. I learn as much from them…as they learn from me.”
—Host Jane Lester, M.D., ’86, Res. ’90
“Just do it; it doesn’t take much time, and it pays off — good for the student(s) and great for you!”
Through SAID, alumni host a small group of students in their homes — or at area restaurants or coffee shops — for lively conversations about professional practice, residency, work-life balance, and whatever else is on the students’ minds. The events take place in the fall — usually in October and November.
How It Works
- Select a date, time and location for your gathering, and complete the registration form.
- Share a little about yourself, your practice and your interests outside of medicine. This will help students when they select which alumnus/a they want to meet.
- Prior to your SAID event, we’ll send you the name(s) and contact details of the student(s) you’ll be hosting, as well as a short bio about their interests and journey to studying medicine.
- If you would like to co-host an event with another alumnus, you’re welcome to! Just let us know in the registration form.
If you have questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.685.1875.