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.

National Expert on drug addiction opens Addiction Symposium November 28(+)

One of the nation’s foremost authorities on drug addiction will address the nation’s opioid epidemic in a special video cast to be screened by Upstate Medical University Nov. 28 at 9 a.m. in the Medical Alumni Auditorium of Weiskotten Hall. Nora D. Volkow, MD, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Institutes of Health who is known for her research demonstrating that drug addiction is a disease of the human brain, will present an hour-long presentation of the opioid epidemic. The presentation is open to the public.

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.


Summer Health Professions Education Program: Apply December 1-February 15(+)

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is a free summer enrichment program focusing on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in the health professions. SHPEP's goal is to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students underrepresented in the health professions. For more information about the program, requirements, and application process visit the SHPEP website.

Project Healthcare summer volunteer program: Apply now through January 7(+)

Project Healthcare (PHC) is an immersive summer volunteer program affiliated wtih the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine and Bellevue Hospital. The program is available to undergraduate, graduate, recent graduates (within 2 years) and post-baccalaureate students interested in healthcare.  PHC offers a comprehensive view into emergency medicine. For more information and to apply, visit the website.

Health Career Connection Internship Program: Deadline December 20(+)

Undergraduate and recent graduates with career interests in healthcare and public health are invited to apply for the Health Career Connection (HCC) Summer 2018 Internship Program. HCC interns are placed in full-time roles with organizations such as hospitals, health systems, health policy institutes, health departments, community health centers, community-based organizations and non-profits. The internship is a paid, 10-week internship program. Please note, clinical or medical insternships are not offered. Visit the HCC website for more information.

2018 Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program: Deadline February 1(+)

Applications for the 2018 Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program for Pre-MD-PhD students are now being accepted.
The Gateways to the Laboratory Program eligibility requirements include:
  • Freshman and sophomores (at time of application) only;
  • Underrepresented minority students or have a disability;
  • US Citizens/Permanent Residents;
  • Students who wish to pursue the combined MD-PhD degrees after college.
The application deadline is February 1. For more information, visit the website.

AMSA Announces Fellowship Opportunity in India for accepted medical school students(+)

Undergraduate students interested in international community health are invited to learn more about the Mabelle Arole Fellowship, awarded annually since 2002 through John Snow, Inc (JSI) Research and Training. Candidates must be admitted to medical school to be eligible. If awarded the Fellowship, s/he defers entrance to medical school for one year. Applications are due in mid-January 2018 and finalists are interviewed in early March in Washington, DC (at the candidate's expense).

The Fellow would depart the US in mid-June 2018 and returns in spring of 2019. The Fellow, who receives $8,000 to cover all expenses, spends 10 months at the Comprehensive Rural Health Project at Jamkhed (in Maharashtra), to experience how mobilized/empowered communities can significantly improve their health/nutrition status. The Fellowship in 2018-19 will include work at a rural project in Nepal and, in addition to a focus on primary health care, attention will be paid to non-infectious diseases and periodic surgical camps.

Learn more on the AMSA website.

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 2018 application cycles.

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

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