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How To Become A Competitive Applicant

  • Choose a challenging curriculum that stretches and challenges you (do not settle for the minimum 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 interactions 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 interests and abilities.

For Volunteer or Community Service in Walla Walla

Walla Walla Community

Blue Mountain Heart to Heart

Health Center at Lincoln High School

... or visit the Career and Community Engagement Center for more community service needs

For Clinical and Patient Care Experience

Physician Shadowing

The Walla Walla Clinical Shadowing Program (WWCSP), is a partnership of Whitman College, Providence St. Mary's Medical Center, Walla Walla Walla Clinic, Walla Walla University, and Walla Walla Community College. The program provides students the opportunity to shadow a local physician. Learn more by contacting Kimberly Mueller at muelleka@whitman.edu or 509-527-5766.  

Read physician shadowing recommendations from the University of Washington School of Medicine at https://www.uwmedicine.org/school-of-medicine/resources/shadowing

Summer Enrichment 

Summer Health Professions Education Program: http://www.shpep.org

International Health

Child Family Health International

International Service Learning               

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/

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

The Hastings Center:  http://thehastingscenter.org 
UW Ethics in Medicine:  http://depts.washington.edu/bioethx/

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