• Choose a challenging curriculum that stretches and challenges you (Don't 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 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

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

The Walla Walla Clinical Shadowing Program (WWCSP), is a partnership of the Walla Walla Valley Medical Society, Whitman College, Walla Walla University, and Walla Walla Community College. The program provides students the opportunity to shadow a local physician. Learn more at the WWCSP or contact Kimberly Mueller, muelleka@whitman.edu, 509.527.5766.  

Summer Enrichment 

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

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: 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/