Brenna Dunlap 
Northeast Oregon Area Health Education Center 
One University Blvd. 
La Grande, OR  97850

Phone: 541-962-3801 

Fax: 541-962-3416



Thursday May 17, 2012
Friday May 18, 2012

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Oregon Health and Sciences University 
Portland, OR 


A Day In The Life 

“A Day in the Life” provides college students with an exciting opportunity to experience graduate school for a day.  Participants will attend a lecture, meet students through a panel discussion, tour the facilities, and see what life as a student is like on the campus of Oregon Health & Science University.  Students will also have the opportunity to receive individual counseling with admissions personnel and experience a clinical setting through  the OHSU simulation lab.

The programs participating are:

  • Nurse Anesthetist School
  • Physicians Assistant School
  • Pharmacist School
  • Medical School
  • Dental School

 This event is FREE for participants! 

University or Community College students from rural areas interested in graduate programs in health care are eligible to apply.   

Applying to "A Day In The Life"

Applying for "A Day In The Life" is a competitive process.  We rely on your responses to make student selections.  Please complete the questions below with thorough explanations.  Please compose a two (2) page essay addressing the following questions:

  • How do you feel about your personal education?
  • What kind of support system do you have?  Do you look to family, peers or advisors for advice?
  • What made you decide to choose a career in health care?
  • How do you feel about rural medicine?  Do you plan on eventually practicing in a rural setting?
  • How do you plan on applying for school?  Do you know where you would like to apply?
  • What do you hope to gain from participating in the "A Day In The Life" program?

To complete your application, please e-mai your essay to Brenna Dunlap, ADITL Coordinator ( In addition to the essay, the online application must be completed.  Click the link below to complete the form.  Your application is not complete until both the essay is received, and the online application is submitted. 

Apply Here