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Pre Health Advising

Events and Announcements

Pre-Health Evaluation Committee Orientation


Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 5 p.m.


Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 5 p.m.

106 Life Sciences Complex

All applicants for the 2020 Cycle must attend this important information session and submit an Intent to Apply at the meeting.

RSVP to Pre-health Advising at

Frontiers of Medical Sciences



Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 7 p.m.

Lundgren Room

106 Life Sciences Complex

Dr. Robert Druger is a graduate of Syracuse University where he studied biology, psychology, and chemical engineering. He then completed an MD/Ph.D. program at SUNY Stony Brook. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at Washington University in St. Louis. He has a private practice, Druger Eye Care, in Camillus, NY, and specializes in cataract surgery.

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Consortium for Culture and Medicine Seminar

Challenges and Opportunities in Transgender Health Policy

Kellan E. Baker, MPH, MA
Centennial Scholar, Department of Health Policy and Management
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Monday, November 26, 2018

4:30-5:30 pm
4414A New Academic Building
766 Irving Ave.
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Open to the public

There has never been a more dynamic time in transgender health policy: suddenly it seems like policymakers, clinicians, the media, and people across the country can’t stop talking about transgender issues. This new focus on issues affecting transgender people is a welcome change after decades of invisibility, and it has helped drive efforts to close health gaps and improve access to healthcare for transgender communities. At the same time, some state and federal policymakers are responding to the growing awareness of the existence of transgender people with new proposals to restrict access to public facilities, eliminate protections in federal nondiscrimination laws, or bar transgender people from serving in the military.

For access arrangements and more information, contact Consortium Coordinator Kathleen Szczech at or 315.464.5404 or CCM Executive Director Rebecca Garden, PhD, at or 315.464.8451.

"Health Justice at Upstate: Shifting the Power"

Second Annual Racial Justice Conference
Upstate Medical University
Monday, January 21, 2019
9:30am to 4pm

Register for the conference here.

Health Justice at Upstate is a free, annual conference with interactive workshops on inequalities in health. Undergraduate students from Syracuse are warmly encouraged to attend, and there are special resources just for them. Learn more online.

Career Advising
All attendees who are interested in pre-health studies or are applying to Upstate are eligible for one-on-one mentorship, offered by Upstate students and employees through the Office of Admissions. This is an opportunity to meet health care providers and students in a variety of fields and learn about the steps involved in different career paths.

Scholarship Information
Scholarships starting at $100 are available for all students currently enrolled in programs below the Master’s level. Specific scholarship amounts will be determined as scholarships are awarded. To apply for a scholarship, submit your application essays at one of the following links by 5pm, Friday, December 14th. Scholarship winners will be contacted Monday, Monday, January 7th. Undergraduate students apply here.

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