Events and Programs

2017 ADEA GoDental Recruitment Event: March 18(+)

2017 ADEA GoDental Recruitment Event
Long Beach, California
March 18, 2017

The 2017 ADEA GoDental Recruitment Event offers individuals interested in dentistry the chance to meet admissions officers from over 45 U.S. dental schools and attend presentations that will help them become successful applicants. This interactive event is geared toward high school, community college and four-year college students, as well as others interested in dentistry. Registration required.

Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital: Child Life 101 March 24(+)

Child Life 101
Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital
March 24, 2017
8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Undergraduate students interested in learning about a career working with children in a medical setting are encouraged to attend. Registration is required.

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(+)

The Mabelle Arole Fellowship, awarded annually since 2002 through John Snow, Inc (JSI) Research and Training, is now accepting applications for a fellowship in India. 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 2017 and finalists are interviewed in early March in Washington, DC (at the candidate's expense). The Fellow would depart the US in mid-June 2017 and returns in late spring of 2018. The Fellow, who receives $8,000 to cover all expenses, spends 10 months at the Comprehensive Rural Health Project at Jamkhed (in Maharashtra), one of the best examples of how mobilized/empowered communities can significantly improve their health/nutrition status. All relevant information is available on the AMSA website (search for Arole,)

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 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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