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Pre Health Advising

Events and Announcements


Medical School Exposure Day

Upstate Medical University
Weiskotten Hall
766 Irving Avenue, Syracuse
Saturday, January 26, 2019
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

All pre-health students are encouraged to attend this event designed to expose students to the various professional roles in the field of medicine. There will be an open panel of current pre-health students across various programs, and a casting clinic, suture clinic, and trip to the gross anatomy lab. Breakfast and lunch are provided, and business casual attire is encouraged.

Register here.

The Winter 2019 Center Seminar Series
Sponsored by the Center for Bioethics and Humanities

Upstate Medical University
4507 Setnor Hall

"Taking the Womb to the Operating Room: Ethical & Legal Issues Impacting Uterine Transplantation"

Katarina Lee, JD, MA
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, University of Manitoba College of Medicine

Friday, January 25, 2019
12:00 – 1:00 (light lunch available at 11:45)

This presentation’s purpose is to provide the audience with information regarding uterine transplantation, including current clinical trials, medical risks and ethical considerations. Professor Lee will also address how uterine transplantation highlights the general lack of regulation of assisted reproductive technologies in the United States, given uncertainty whether the National Organ Transplantation Act ought to govern uterine transplantation.

"Which “Me” Matters?"

Devan Stahl, PhD, MDiv
Assistant Professor of Clinical Ethics, Michigan State University

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
12:00 – 1:00 (light lunch available at 11:45)

Are the prior wishes of once competent patients always determinative? This presentation will explore the foundations and limits of “precedent autonomy” for people with acquired cognitive impairment.

"Using Medicine to Enact Social Change"
10th Annual URMC SNMA Pre-Medical Conference

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ian Wilson, M.D.

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
February 2, 2019
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The conference will include networking opportunities, simulation labs, lunch with physicians and a college and medical school tour. Fee required. For more information about the event, visit the website.

"Nuestros Vecinos, Nuestra Familia: Uniting Our Diverse Community through Healthcare"

46th Regional Conference
Northeast Latino Medical Student Association
February 16, 2019
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
SUNY Upstate Medical University
766 Irving Avenue

All undergraduate pre-health students are welcome to attend and learn more about community healthcare needs, student leadership training, healthcare policy, and enjoy networking events.

More information here

Register here

Upstate Announces Thursday Grand Rounds Spring 2019 Calendar

Free and Open to the Public. Registration is not required.

12:15-1:15 p.m.
766 Irving Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13210

February 7

The National Diabetes Prevention Program
Parul D. Rahbari, MPH & Susan Millstein, LCSW, MPH

March 28

Advocacy is Essential for Health
Bich-May Nguyen, MD, MPH, FAAFP Family Physician & Activist

April 11

Health Colored Glasses: Health Promotion Through Land Planning, Design
Meghan Hazer, MSLA, MPH, LEED AP ND Certified

For more information: Contact Laura Schad, Grand Rounds coordinator at

Hiring Opportunity for Research Fellowships, Yale Child Study Center

Yale University School of Medicine

The Yale Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) and Yale Social and Affective Neurodevelopment of Autism Program (SANA)  is interested in recruiting highly qualified students for exciting pre-doctoral fellowships for current graduates or graduating seniors.  The positions will commence July 2019.

Yale Fellowship in Developmental Neuroscience of Autism

Successful applicants will be involved in a 2-year training program involving translational technologies in developmental and clinical research settings. The primary experience will be in the development, implementation, and analysis of cutting-edge experimental methods that advance the science of human social-cognitive development and support the detection, evaluation, and treatment of autism and other developmental disorders. The fellow will receive training in development of novel behavioral, eye-tracking, and psychophysiological sensing technologies, as well as the design of novel experimental paradigms.

Interested students should send cover page, CV, official transcripts, and personal statements no later than January 15, 2019 in order to be considered for the position. Letters of recommendation are due by January 25, 2019.  Additional information about the lab can be found on the website:

Questions regarding the Yale Fellowship in Developmental Neuroscience of Autism may be directed to Dr. Suzanne Macari at

Summer Research Internship for Undergraduate Minority Students

Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine

Deadline: Friday, February 8, 2019

  • Program Dates: May 28-July 30, 2019
  • $3,000 Stipend
  • Free Room and Board
  • Assistance wiht Travel
  • Graduate Education Presentations
  • Professional Networking

For more information and to apply, visit the website.

NYU Emergency Department Research Associate Internship Summer 2019

Application Deadline: January 24, 2019

The Research Associate (RA) Internship is an innovative volunteer program for enthusiastic and inspired college and post-baccalaureate students. Created by the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine, the internship grants students an opportunity to experience and observe multiple aspects of clinical research. The program consists of clinical and non-clinical research shifts based in the Emergency Department. The program offers the committed student a unique experience to furnish a wealth of knowledge about the numerous options for a career in healthcare. This summer intensive unpaid research internship will expose participants to a diverse spectrum of clinical research investigations occurring in the Emergency Departments of Bellevue Hospital Center, NYU Langone Medical Center, and NYU Brooklyn.

For more information and to apply, visit the website.

Premedical Urban Leaders Summer Enrichment (PULSE) Program Summer 2019

Application Open
Application Deadline January 28, 2019

PULSE is a six week summer academic enrichment program for undergraduate students interested in pursuing a healthcare profession. This program provides academic, clinical, research and service learning opportunities with a focus on urban health needs.The primary goal of PULSE is to provide students from underrepresented and/or educationally and financially disadvantaged backgrounds exposure to medical professions.

For more information, visit the website.

UCLA Public Health Scholars Training Program

Application Open

The UCLA Public Health Scholars Training Program provides undergraduate students the opportunity to address health disparities and explore public health through hands-on training, workshops, and leadership and professional development. This 8-week program offers a $3,000 stipend, housing, and miscellaneous benefits.

For more information, visit the website.

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