Student-Alumni Virtual Informational Discussions (SAID)

Through SAID, alumni host a small group of two to six students over Zoom for lively conversations about professional practice, residency, work-life balance and whatever else is on students’ minds. Discussions are offered 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 and time for the virtual 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 students will receive Zoom meeting details for the event.

Questions? Please contact us at medalum@uw.edu or 206.685.1875.

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