Author Archives: Jim McKeever

College undergraduates ‘Try on a White Coat’ at Upstate

Two dozen undergraduates from throughout New York State spent this week at Upstate in the “Try on a White Coat” program for college students interested in health care professions. The program is in its second year, and is hosted by … Continue reading

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Student’s hands-on pursuits: medical biotechnology, bagpipes

On Upstate’s campus, most people have no clue Michael Miller plays the bagpipes — much less that he’s good enough to compete internationally. “You can’t really practice in Geneva Tower, and it doesn’t come up in conversation,” said Michael, a … Continue reading

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Future surgeon wins Upstate’s James L. Potts Award

New College of Medicine graduate Marie Fleury, MD, will take a lot of good Upstate memories with her to Stony Brook Teaching Hospitals, where she’s about to begin a general surgery residency. Marie’s sendoff includes Upstate’s James L. Potts Award, … Continue reading

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Lessons from Rural Medicine: It’s all about the relationship

Before she saw her first patient at TriValley Family Practice in Canastota in January, Rural Medical scholar Cynthia Jackson looked at the Post-it note given to her by her preceptor, Harry Capone, MD. It read: RTR. Relationship. Task. Relationship. “He … Continue reading

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A two-minute window to prove ‘all the little things do matter’

It was 6:58 p.m. on a Saturday and Upstate medical student James Osei-Sarpong Jr. was getting ready to call it a day. He was finishing his shift as a circulation desk assistant in the Family Resource Center on the 12th … Continue reading

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