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The DINNER WITH A DOC program matches first and second-year medical students with practicing physicians and their partners in the Salt Lake City area. The purpose of DINNER WITH A DOC is to bring together current medical students and significant other for dinner with a physician and their partner in an informal setting.. To discuss both career and work life balance as a physician.

  • If you are a physician in the Salt Lake City, Ogden, Provo area and want to be a part of the Dinner with a Doc program, please contact us  at
  • Students interested in participating will be invited to complete an interest form via internal communication.

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.

Student, Alex Smith had this to say about her dinner with Dr. Angelica Putnam, a pediatric pathologist:

“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).”

The DINNER WITH A DOC program generally runs throughout the months of February through April.