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Pre Health

Events and Announcements


Prehealth Advising Presents Francis O' Connor, MD, MPH
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Thursday, September 27, 2018
7:00-8:15 p.m.

The Lundgren Room
Life Sciences Complex 106

This event is free and open to all pre-health students at Syracuse University.


Altius Offers $500 Scholarship for 12-week MCAT Program to prepare for January exam

Deadline: September 30, 2018

Register Here

Association of American Indian Physicians Pre-Admission Workshop (PAW)

Hosted by SUNY Upstate Medical University & The Northeast Alliance

Pre-med/health American Indian students are invited to attend a 2-day Pre-Admissions workshop. PAW provides students with the information and skills necessary to succeed in the medical and health–profession
school admission process. Studentparticipants will have the opportunity to network with peers, admission officers and financial aid officers, participate in mock interviews, hone personal statements; and more.

Deadline to apply: Friday, September 28, 2018.

Application can be found here.

Career Conversation with Dr. H.

In addition to meeting with academic advisors, prehealth advising consultations are available with Dr. Philip Holtzapple, a retired physician with admissions knowledge and career expertise to share! For students who are pursuing a future career in healthcare and are seeking guidance and mentorship. Please call 315.443.3150 to make appointments.

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

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