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 discussions are offered in the Seattle area in October and November, and in Spokane in March and April.
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.