Events and Programs

Conversations with Dr. H -- available by appointment(+)

Career Conversation with Dr. H.

In addition to meeting with academic counselors, prehealth advising consultations are available with 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.

Falk Hosts Mayo Clinic Professor Dr. Robby Sikka, October 6 and October 9(+)

Dr. Robby Sikka, May Clinic Professor and Associate Director of Data Analytics for Sports Medicine
Sponsored by the Department of Sport Management, Falk College
Monday, October 6, 11 a.m., Grant Auditorium
Monday, October 9, 10 a.m., 100 MacNaughton Hall

Dr. Sikka has been involved with sports medicine research for the last decade, working with high school, college, and professional teams. He enjoys working with athletes of all ages and teams to develop unique strategies for injury prevention, rehabilitation, and pain management.  As a medical professional, Dr. Sikka serves numerous organizations. He’s the CEO and Founder of Sports Medicine Analytics Research Team; the lead clinical research scientist at TRIA Orthopaedic Center in Minnesota; the Associate Director of Data Analytics at the Mayo Clinic; and an anesthesiologist at Anesthesia Management Solutions. While his titles are broad, Sikka’s focus is specifically on sports medicine research. He has partnered with professional teams in the National Football League and the National Basketball Association to offer cutting-edge data analytic support and research. As a research collaborator, Dr. Sikka assists with developing testing protocols for professional and elite athletes, research study design and implementation, and integration of sports medicine data and analytics

AACP hosts Pharmacy Grad School Virtual Fair October 11(+)

Pharmacy Grad School Virtual Fair
October 11, 2017
9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

AACP invites all students  who are interested in learning about master's & PhD programs in pharmaceutical, clinical, regulatory, and social & administrative sciences to join a free Pharmacy Grad School Virtual Fair. Register here 

Ground Rounds Speaker George J. Annas December 14(+)

Grand Rounds
Sponsored by the Department of Psychiatry, Upstate Medical University
"Should we use Gene Editing to Make a 'Better Baby'"?
Presented by George J. Annas, JD, MPH
Distinguished Professor and Director, Center for Law, Ethics & Human Rights, Boston University
Grand Rounds area, 2nd Floor 713, Harrison Street
Thursday, December 14, 12:30-2 p.m.

Description: There is consensus that treating and preventing disease could be a legitimate use of the gene editing technique CRISPR. But what about using gene editing to “improve” the species, or at least try to make a “better baby”? Should the threat of neoeugenics give us pause, or should we treat improving our children’s genes just like any other elective procedure—available to those who can afford it?

This talk is open to the public.


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. See the announcement for position description, research topics, minimum qualifications and application requirements, and 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 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.

MCAT Exam Policies for U.S. and Canadian Medical Schools(+)

View MCAT® Exam policies to see which exam(s) medical schools will accept for the 2016, 2017 and 2018 application cycles.

AAMC announces Resources for Prehealth Students(+)

The AAMC recently announced updates to their worksheets in the “Tools for Applicants” section of their website:

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
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

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

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

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

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

Advising & Career Services

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