How do I become a strong applicant?

 

  choose a challenging curriculum that stretches and challenges you
 (don't settle for the minimal course requirements)

 

  make long-term commitments to service in your community

 

 learn as much as you can about the practice of your profession

and the promises and obstacles to affordable, quality health care

from both direct interaction with health care professionals and

your own reading

 

•  meet with your health professions advisor regularly to assess your

coursework, to identify health care experiences and internships, and

to discuss which programs may best fit your abilities and interests


 

 

 For volunteer or community service
 in Walla  Walla

SOS Health Services of Walla Walla 

Walla Walla Community Hospice

Blue Mountain Heart to Heart

Health Center @ Lincoln High School 

....or visit the Student Engagement Center for more community service needs

 

For clinical and patient care experience

Physician Shadowing

 Read about physician shadowing at the U. of Washington School of Medicine Admissions
Click Here

The Walla Walla Clinical Shadowing Program, a partnership of the Walla Walla Valley Medical Society, Whitman College, Walla Walla University, and Walla Walla Community College is under development....more details to be released in October 2013!

 

Summer Enrichment 

Summer Medical and Dental Enrichment Program  http://smdep.org

International health

Globe Med Chapter at Whitman College

http://globemed.org/impact/whitman/


Child Family Health International                      
http://cfhi.org 


International Service Learning               
http://www.islonline.org/programs/health/


 Somos Hermanos Student Immersion Program
http://www.somoshermanos.org/

 


 

For health care policy and research

General info:
The New York Times Health Section         http://www.nytimes.com/health

The New England Journal of Medicine     http://content.nejm.org/
JAMA                                                                  http://jama.ama-assn.org/

 

Policy:
Kaiser Family Foundation                          http://www.kff.org
Health Affairs                                                 http://www.healthaffairs.org

Ethics:
The Hastings Center                                      http://thehastingscenter.org 

UW Ethics in Medicine                       http://depts.washington.edu/bioethx/