Alumni Informational Discussions (SAID)

Through SAID, alumni host a small group of two to six students over Zoom or in person for lively conversations about professional practice, residency, work-life balance and whatever else is on students’ minds. Discussions are offered October through December. Check back in September 2024!

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

How It Works

  • Alumni select a location (in person within the WWAMI region or virtual), date and time for the 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 alumni they want to meet. You’re welcome to co-host an event with another alum! Just let us know in the registration form.
  • Students browse available sessions and register online for the ones they’re interested in. Students can register for just one or multiple discussions.
  • Before a SAID event, alumni will receive a final list of student attendees, and both students and alumni will receive Zoom meeting details for virtual events.

If you have questions, please contact us at or 206.685.1875.

Host a SAID Event

Alumni can register to host a session starting summer 2024.

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Student SAID Registration

Students can sign up to participate in a SAID session starting summer 2024.

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