Student-Alumni Informational Discussions (SAID)

Through SAID, alumni host a small group of students in their homes — or at local restaurants or coffee shops — for lively conversations about professional practice, residency, work-life balance and whatever else is on students’ minds. Discussions are offered in the Seattle and Spokane areas in October and November.

"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 date, time and location 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 alumnus! Just let us know in the registration form.
  • Students browse available sessions and register online for those they’re interested in. Students can register for just one or multiple discussions. Want to know more about how to make the most of SAID? Download the student program guide!
  • Prior to a SAID event, alumni will receive a final list of student attendees, and students will receive final logistical details for the event.

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

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