Events and Programs
Prehealth Career Conversation: Gap Year, Yes or No? -- February 20, 2017(+)
Two physician advisors from Advising & Career Services will lead a conversation about how to approach the valuable decision-making process of taking a Gap Year before entering medical or dental school. All Syracuse University prehealth students are welcome!
Dr. Holtzapple and Dr. Esrig
106 Life Science Building
Monday, February 20, 2017
Conversations with Dr. H and Dr. Esrig -- available by appointment(+)
Career Conversation with Dr. H.
In addition to meeting with academic counselors, prehealth advising consultations are available with Dr. Barry Esrig and Dr. Philip Holtzapple, physicians 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.
SHPEP (formerly SMDEP) Expands Programs; Summer 2017 Application Cycle Opens(+)
The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) application is now open. Formerly SMDEP (Summer Medical and Dental Education Program), the program expanded for the Summer of 2017 to include a broader range of health professions beyond medicine and dentistry to include pharmacy, nursing, optometry, public health, physical therapy and physician assistant.
This free academic enrichment program for freshman and sophomore college students interested in the health professions is hosted at 13 institutions across the United States. Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the program’s goal is to increase diversity in the health professions. The program offers the following experiences:
- Academic enrichment in the basic sciences;
- Career development activities;
- Learning and study skills seminars;
- Exposure to clinical settings; and
- Workshops on financial planning and health policy
The curriculum will also expose participants to concepts and the practice of Interprofessional education.
Application deadline: March 1, 2017. Students are encouraged to apply early. For more information, visit the website.
Mabelle Arole Fellowship (for students accepted to medical school) Accepting Applications(+)
Upstate Emergency Department Academic Associate Research Volunteer opening(+)
Medical Scribe openings(+)
Openings: Chief Research Associate at St. Vincent's Medical Center(+)
MCAT Exam Policies for U.S. and Canadian Medical Schools(+)
AAMC announces Resources for Prehealth Students(+)
Factors to Weigh Before Applying Worksheet
Students can use this worksheet to determine which factors matter most and therefore which schools may be a good fit.
Pre-Med Coursework Worksheet
Use this worksheet to keep track of your completed premedical coursework
Mission & Interview Questions Worksheet
This worksheet encourages students to review a school’s mission statement and to use that as a guide to plan the questions to ask during medical school interviews.
Consortium for Culture and Medicine(+)
The Consortium for Culture and Medicine
Syracuse University, SUNY Upstate Medical University
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 http://www.upstate.edu/ccm/.
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 http://tour4diversity.org/.
Upstate Medical University Pre-Admission Advisement(+)
Pre-Admission Advisement: Occurs the 1st Monday of each month at 2:00pm. Learn more
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
The Mistrust of Science(+)
Our Ailing Medical System(+)
Why Primary Care?(+)
Why I'm Becoming a Primary Care Doctor by Mara Gordon, medical student, University of Pennsylvania, The Atlantic Monthly