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 at 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

International health

Globe Med Chapter at Whitman College

Child Family Health International              

International Service Learning      

 Somos Hermanos Student Immersion Program



For health care policy and research

General info:
The New York Times Health Section

The New England Journal of Medicine


Kaiser Family Foundation                
Health Affairs                                       

The Hastings Center                             

UW Ethics in Medicine