Evaluation, Interview, and Committee Letter Process for Dental and Medical School Applicants 

Register to participate by Friday, January 14, 2022

The Whitman College Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC) helps facilitate your application to dental and medical (MD and DO) schools by offering the following services: an interview, a comprehensive Committee letter of evaluation, the collection of individual assessments, and submission of the letter of evaluation packet.   

The HPAC will be conducting interviews and evaluations for applicants from February-April, 2022, for the following students:       

  • Whitman graduates from 2021 or earlier and planning to apply in the 2022 cycle for entry 2023 (including reapplicants).     
  • Seniors graduating and leaving campus in May 2022 (even if you are NOT planning to apply in 2022, you can participate in the interview process).  
  • Juniors (May 2023 graduates) who are planning to apply in the 2020 cycle for entry 2023 

To write a strong letter of support, the Committee needs to know you.  Therefore, after registering to participate, the HPAC Document Packet is sent to you for completion.  Participants will be contacted in mid to late January 2022 to establish an interview date & time.  

For more information contact:
Kimberly Mueller, OHPA Director  


Description:  Advising workshops are available throughout each semester, focusing on a wide variety of health professions topics – required prerequisite coursework, timelines, entrance exams, application preparation, and more!   To receive notification of events, sign-up for access to the Canvas Office of Health Professions site by emailing 


The Health Professions Advising Office hosts a popular speaker series for Whitman students, featuring medical professionals and medical school admission representatives.  Plan to attend to learn what it is "really like" to be a health care provider, how to survive professional school and be successful in your career, and admission requirements. The presentations are among the many ways the Health Professions Advising Office provides learning opportunities beyond the classroom to help students expand their knowledge and make connections with professionals in their field of study. Presentations are scheduled on various days and times to allow more students to participate.  

Upcoming Speakers:

To be announced.  

Past Speakers:

Seine Chiang, MD ('86-Biology), University of Washington OBGYN Residency Director; Associate Medical Director the Women's Health Clinic, University of Washington.

George Birchfield, MD ('80 Chemistry),  Internal Medicine, Hematology, Medical Oncology, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Evergreen Health Inpatient Hospice Unit, Seattle, WA.

Dan Houch, Md-PhD ('75 Philosophy/Psychology), Neurologist, Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Jan Erb, MD, Psychiatrist, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School 

Virginia Mason Medical Center Representatives - Donna Smith, MD ('80-Biology/Psychology), Rob Kosin ('92-Matt Liedtke, Senior Financial Analyst ('12-Mathematics), Nate Higby, VM Production System Specialist ('15-Sociology) 

Lindsay X. Watchman, M.Ed,  Region 2 Chair of the Oregon Community Workers Health Association

Lucille Marchand, MD, BSN, FAAHPM, Executive Director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Washington

Michelle Morse, MD, MPH, Founding Co-Director of EqualHealth; Assistant Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program, Brigham & Women's Hospital; Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School
Real Talk Series:  Pathway to Public Health and Social Medicine
Public Lecture: An Anti-racist Campaign in Global Health: Challenging the White Savior Complex

Jane Scribner, MD, Dermatology, Walla Walla Clinic

Patricia Nez Henderson, MD, MPH, Black Hills Center for American Indian Health

Mathias Palmer ('17-BBMB), 1st Year Medical Student, New York Medical College

Clark Coler, MD ('82-Biology), Hospitalist, Swedish Hospital

George Birchfield, MD ( '80-Chemistry), Hematology, Medical Oncology, and Palliative Medicine, Swedish Cancer Center 

Ethan Bachrach, MD, MBI, FACEP, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, TeamHealth

Curt Malloy, JD, MPH, Senior VP of Operations, General Counsel Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI) 
Public Lecture: Career Paths in Global Health 

Nicole Marshall, MD ('00), Perinatology/Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU)
Research Lecture: Developmental Origins of Health and Disease: How in utero development impacts lifelong health
Real Talk Series: Career path to current OHSU position 

Thomas Monath, MD Chief Medical Officer, Hookipa BioTechAG and former Chief, Virology Division, U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID)
Brode Lecture in Science: Yellow Fever and Tales of Other Emerging Viruses

Christopher Perdue, MD, MPH (Biol, '93), Emerging Infections Surveillance & Response System (GEIS), Project Manager, Lt. Cmdr., US Public Health Service, O'Donnell Visiting Educator in Global Studies
Real Talk Series: Q/A session about a career path in medicine/public health, Armed Forces service, Public Health Service
Public Lecture: Global Health Surveillance Against Emerging Pathogens