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Dinner with a Doc

The Dinner with a Doc program matches first and second-year medical students with alumni and practicing physicians in the Salt Lake City area with the intention of bringing together current medical students and alumni in an informal setting to discuss both career and work life balance as a physician.

This program is a great opportunity for students to learn more about the actual practice of medicine and to ask questions about family life during training and establishing a practice. Clinicians offer feedback and recommendations that may help the students determine their paths through medical school and residency.

“It was nice to speak with a physician outside of the hospital. Dr. Putnam is such a wonderful person and mentor, and it was nice to hear her tales from med school.” Alex continues, “My fiancé also really loved it. He and I are both going to join her for an autopsy, and he is going to meet with her too and learn more about the pancreas, (which he is studying for his PhD. in Human Genetics).” - Alex Smith

How to Get Involved

Seeking Alumni Hosts

Alumni living in the surrounding Salt Lake area are invited to participate in the Dinner with a Doc mentorship program. Alumni will commit to hosting 2-5 students on an agreeable date and provide dinner at their home or at a restaurant of their choosing. 

Student Interest Form

Medical students interesting in participating are invited to share their interests and availability.