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Clinical and Volunteer Experience

An important aspect in the preparation for medical school is clinical and volunteer experience. Syracuse University students are at a great advantage because the university is located in close proximity to many healthcare facilities. Once established academically, prehealth students are encouraged to explore the medical community. Below is a small sampling of local organizations that may offer clinical and volunteer experience:


Local Hospitals

Crouse Hospital

315.470.7571

Volunteer programs


SUNY Upstate Medical University

Rhonda M. Butler 315.464.5180

Volunteer programs


VA Medical Center

Sheri Valle 315.425.4898

Volunteer programs


St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center

315.448.5186

Volunteer programs


Clinical Places of Interest

Syracuse Community Health Center

Sheri Owens

315.476.7921, ext. 2602

Volunteer programs


American Red Cross of Central New York

315.234.2200

Volunteer programs


Francis House

Rea Carver; rcarver@francishouseny.org

315. 475.5422

Francis House


Amaus Medical Services at Cathedral

315.424.1911

Amaus Medical Services


Loretto Foundation

315.413.3272

Loretto


Ronald McDonald House

315.476.1027

Ronald McDonald House


The Rosamond Gifford Zoo

315.435.8511, ext. 112

The Rosamond Gifford Zoo


EMS Training in New York State

NYS Department of Health

EMS Training in New York State