Skip to main content
Tower row at dusk with purple lighting on Hall of Languages and snow covered ground.

Pre Health Advising


Events and Announcements



 

Webinar: Meet UQ Ochsner Students

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
7:00 p.m. EST

RSVP here


Consortium for Culture and Medicine Seminar

In Pain: A Bioethicist’s Personal Struggle with Opioids
Travis Rieder, PhD
Thursday, September 19, 2019
5 - 6:30 pm
Medical Alumni Auditorium, 1st floor Weiskotten Hall
SUNY Upstate Medical University
766 Irving Ave., Syracuse, NY

Opioids are powerful pain medications, but they are also dangerous—as America has seen all too clearly over the last decade, when use of the drug has driven an unprecedented drug overdose crisis. This dual nature of opioids sets up a potent dilemma for doctors, patients, and the broader healthcare system: how do we use opioids responsibly against the backdrop of this epidemic? That’s the question that Travis Rieder set out to answer after he saw the benefits and the risks of opioids a little too up close and personal, following a motorcycle accident in 2015. With the experience of a pain and opioid therapy patient and the perspective of an academic philosopher and bioethicist, Rieder’s work asks all of us to think carefully about proper use of these drugs. His talk will overview some of the central themes of his book,In Pain, which was published by HarperCollins in June 2019, including: how good are we actually at treating pain? How did we get to the point we’re at now, where opioids are killing tens of thousands of Americans each year? And how do we fix it?

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
• On-street parking (arrive early to ensure a space) and paid lots nearby
• Wheelchair accessible space & bathrooms
• ASL interpreters provided upon request.
• Please refrain from using scented products in order to ensure the comfort and safety of participants.
• Contact: CCM Coordinator Jennifer Brennan at BrennanJ@upstate.edu or 315-464-2345 or CCM Executive

For more information, contact Rebecca Garden, PhD, Director, at gardenr@upstate.edu or 315-464-9795.


SUNY Upstate Medical University PAW Workshop for Native American Students

Co-hosted by the Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) 
October 3-5, 2019

The Pre-Admission Workshop is being held through the AAIP's partnership with the SUNY Upstate Medical University. SUNY Upstate invites pre-med/health American Indian and Canadian tribal students to a free 2-day Pre-Admission Workshop (PAW). The PAW provides the information and skills necessary to succeed in the medical and health-profession school admission process. Student participants will have the opportunity to network with peers, admission officers, financial aid officers, participate in mock interviews, hone personal statements and more. For more information, visit the website


Syracuse University Office of Pre-Health Advising

First and Second Year Student Orientation

Two Alternative Dates:

October 15, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Life Sciences Complex (LSC) 105

OR

October 30, 2019
Slocum 214


Examkrackers Full Comprehensive MCAT Class for Syracuse University Students

Dates: October 19, 2019 to January 14, 2020
Special Discount for SU students.
Use code: SU2019 when registering--must have valid SUID

Includes:

  • Full set of 10th edition Manuals
  • 5 Full length exams
  • on demand videos of lectures and exams each week
  • Virtual Hotline "office hours" every Sunday night
  • MCAT Coach assigned to each student 

Contact: examkrackers.com or 1-888-572-2536


SUNY Upstate Information Session and Student Panel

October 22, 2019
5:00 p.m. 
Center for Science and Technology (CST) 1-019


Mock MCAT hosted by Altius Test Prep

October 24, 2019
5:00-9:00 p.m.
Life Sciences Complex (LSC) 214/215


2019-2020 Syracuse Symposium SILENCE 
"Cripping" Graphic Medicine: Drawing out the Public Sphere

Events

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 4 to 6 pm
‘Cripping’ Graphic Medicine:
Psychiatric Disability, ‘Crip’ Culture, and the Health Humanities
Elizabeth J. Donaldson lectures on
Madness, Graphic Medicine, Disability Studies, and Health Humanities
Peter Graham Scholarly Commons
114 Bird Library
Syracuse University

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 10 am to noon
Drawing Out the Public Sphere:
A Workshop on ‘Cripping’ Graphic Medicine
Elizabeth J. Donaldson leads a workshop focused on psychiatric disability
304 Tolley Humanities Building
Syracuse University

Sponsored by Syracuse Univeristy Burton Blatt Institute's Office of Interdisciplinary Programs and Outreach, the Consortium for Culture and Medicine, and the College of Arts and Sciences

This bi-annual symposium provides participants with the opportunity to engage in a broad array of reflective discussions about the representations of disability that exist “beneath the surface” and explicitly within mainstream popular cultures both nationally and internationally, particularly the popular culture phenomena that are comic books, graphic novels, and manga.

For more information, visit the Symposium website.


SUNY Graduate Degree Programs Open House

Saturday, November 2, 2019
Weiskotten Hall, 766 Irving Avenue
Syracuse

All students are welcome to attend this Open House for Graduate Degree programs (MS, DPT, PhD, MPH, DNP, MD, MD/PhD, MD/MPH) at SUNY Upstate Medical University. The day's activities include program presentations and panels, a campus tour, and discussions related to job entry requirements, job responsibilities, entry level salaries, career ladder mobility, and volunteer and observational experiences. 

To register, visit the websihttps://engage.upstate.edu/register/?id=e550b002-e2c4-4fd5-aa95-e21b8955a4cfte


Syracuse Univeristy Office of Pre-Health Advising

Pre-Health Evaluation Committee Orientation

Mandatory meeting for all students applying to medical or dental school for the 2021 Matriculation Cycle 

Two alternative dates:

November 13, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Hall of Languages 214

OR

November 19, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Cetner for Science and Technology (CST) 1-019


Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Information Session

November 20, 2019
5:00 p.m.
Life Sciences Complex (LSC) 011


Syracuse University Job Posting: Vivarium Assistant Work Study

Interested in helping maintain a lab in Life Sciences this year? Check out a new job posting on Handshake. 

Full Description:
 
Assist Lab Animal Resources staff in upkeep and maintenance of two main campus rodent vivaria. Motivated students may have additional learning opportunities as time allows. Work is around potential animal allergens. Primary job roles: Sweeping, mopping, trash removal, stocking PPE, dumping dirty animal cages, loading/unloading cage washer, assembling clean animal caging and other duties as assigned.
 
Flexible scheduling: Monday-Friday 15-20 hours/week, anytime between the hours of 7:30am-3:30pm. Occasional option for working weekends when coordinated with LAR weekend technician.


Upstate Emergency Department Academic Associate Research Volunteer Opening

Prehealth students at Syracuse University are invited to apply to the position of Upstate Emergency Department Academic Associate Research Volunteer. For position description, research topics, minimum qualifications and application requirements, visit the Upstate website for more information.

Medical Scribe Openings

PhysAssist Scribes has openings in Syracuse and Central New York area. Medical scribes work alongside physicians in emergency departments at the following locations:
 
St. Joseph's Hospital - Syracuse, NY
Crouse Hospital - Syracuse, NY
Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare - Utica, NY
Rome Memorial Hospital - Rome, NY
Prehealth students, recent graduates, and alumni are invited to apply.  For more information, visit the website.

Openings: Chief Research Associate at St. Vincent's Medical Center

St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport, CT, has current openings in the Research Associates (RA) Program for Chief Research Associates to join in clinical research for a year.  Details about the position and application materials can be found on the RA Program website.  Information about other RA programs at Affiliate hospitals of the National Alliance of Research Associates Programs (NARAP) can be found at the NARAP website.

Consortium for Culture and Medicine

The Consortium for Culture and Medicine
Syracuse University, SUNY Upstate Medical University
LeMoyne College

The Consortium for Culture and Medicine (CCM) is a cooperative interdisciplinary program of LeMoyne College, SUNY Upstate Medical University, and Syracuse University. Founded in 1978, CCM focuses on the cultural, ethical, social, and psychological dimensions of medicine and healthcare by:

  • Offering accredited courses linking the humanities and social sciences to practice of medicine and healthcare;
  • Sponsoring faculty seminars and community events;
  • Encouraging interdisciplinary research in healthcare.

Faculty members from the three cooperating institutions represent academic disciplines such as Anthropology, Economics, Health Policy, History, Law, Literature, Medicine, Medical Ethics, Philosophy, Political Science, Public Health, Psychology, Social Work, and Sociology. For more information regarding the program, seminar and events, and a list of course offerings, visit Upstate's CCM webpage.


Tour for Diversity in Medicine

Tour for Diversity in Medicine
Locations and Dates Vary

Conceived by former medical student leaders, Tour for Diversity in Medicine is a grassroots effort to educate, inspire, and cultivate future minority physicians and dentists. All details can be found on Tour for Diversity's website.


Upstate Medical University Pre-Admission Advisement

SUNY Upstate Medical University
Pre-Admission Advisement: Occurs the 1st Monday of each month at 2:00pm.  Learn more on Upstate's website.

SUNY Downstate Medical Center

SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Brooklyn, New York

SUNY Downstate Medical Center offers Informational Sessions for prospective students interested in the College of Health Related Professions, the College of Nursing, and the School of Public Health. Click here for more information


The Healing Muse: Muse Media

Listen to SUNY Upstate Medical University's "HealthLink On Air" radio show on Sundays on WRVO Public Media at 9 pm. Interviews with Linda Cohen and Dr. Deirdre Neilen, Editor of The Healing Muse.



In the News


Community-Based Health Research Provides Shared Learning Experience for Students, Community Members

Health & Society, SU Today by Kathleen Haley


JAMA Network "A Piece of My Mind" Column

Advice for a Student Starting Medical School  by Adam S. Cifu, M.D.

NYU Announces Free Tuition for Medical Student

Surprise Gift: Free Tuition for All N.Y.U. Medical Students by David W. Chen


The Trouble with Medical "Voluntourism"

The Trouble with Medical Volunteerism by Noelle Sullivan, Scientific American

The Mistrust of Science

The Mistrust of Science by Atul Gawande, The New Yorker

Our Ailing Medical System

Why Doctors are Sick of Their Profession by Sandeep Jahar, M.D., The Wall Street Journal

Why Primary Care?

Why I'm Becoming a Primary Care Doctor by Mara Gordon, medical student, University of Pennsylvania, The Atlantic Monthly